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Celebrities and alcohol seem just like peanut butter and jelly. Often, the pressure of fame and the lack of privacy it offers drives Hollywood's most talented to drink. The many A-list celebrity parties and various cultures of music also encourage alcohol use on a more intense level. As a drug rehab in Illinois, we're saddened by the numerous celebrity alcoholics who are currently struggling with this disease and also by those who have even died from it. But there is hope. We're hoping that these famous teetotal celebrities can encourage others to back away from drinking and enjoy the fruits of their careers alcohol-free.
Many have had one too many cocktails or whatever their choice of drink might be, but there are many other people, including some of our favorite celebrities, who have chosen to completely abstain from alcohol. Although it can be difficult to imagine Hollywood’s most fabulous parties without champagne glasses, below are seven teetotal celebrities who prove that you can have a good time while embracing your sobriety.
Natalie Portman is known for her incredible skills as an actress. Despite her career as an actress, Portman also experimented with alcohol in her college years. In several interviews, she’s shared that while she wasn’t much of a partier during high school, college was a different story. She claims to not have gotten “flat-out drunk” until she was studying at a university but has since slowed down on the drinking. While she’s glad she went through a period of learning and growth, we’re glad that she’s one of the many sober celebrities on our list.
Elton John struggled with drug addiction, alcoholism, and an eating disorder that further exemplifies the dark side of fame. The recent film “Rocketman,” based on John’s life, portrayed much of the hardship he experienced when battling drugs and alcohol. Fortunately, John decided to get sober in 1990 after the AIDS epidemic took a serious toll. He claims to have been happily sober since then.
Although many of the rapper’s songs talk about drugs and alcohol, Tyler himself is surprisingly clean of it all. The rapper has even called himself a “walking contradiction,” considering how different his life is from what’s portrayed in his music (as far as drugs and alcohol go). When asked about his decision to abstain from alcohol in one interview, he simply states that he has no desire to drink. You go, Tyler!
Contrary to popular belief, Zac Efron doesn’t drink. Yep, this High School Musical heartthrob has been sober since receiving drug and alcohol treatment in 2013. Now, Efron has shared his sobriety, claiming that he had to cross the line to achieve greatness. His new show, Down to Earth, exemplifies Efron’s devotion to his sobriety as he travels the world with a wellness expert to explore healthy and sustainable ways to live.
Despite playing the role of Jackson Maine in A Star is Born, who is a singer with a severe drinking problem, Bradley Cooper is the complete opposite. The actor discussed his sobriety back in 2013 and explained that he felt that he would sabotage his life if he continued to drink. He was recently interviewed again by Barbara Walters in a follow-up about his past drug and alcohol problems. This year, Cooper celebrates 12 years of sobriety, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Ex-super model and America’s Next Top Model icon Tyra Banks claims she has been sober since the age of 12. In an interview with Forbes, Banks shared that she felt lucky because she’s never struggled with addictive behavior. She’s never had any drugs and claims to have had her last sip of alcohol at the age of 12, a very rare story for a celebrity, indeed.
Back in 2019, Anne Hathaway shared her plans to quit drinking until her son turned 18. Hathaway’s son with husband Adam Shulman was born in 2016, meaning she won’t have another drink until 2035! The reason behind this decision? Binge drinking. The Princess Diary star has shared that she has attended parties she doesn’t remember and has shown up to meetings not as herself. Binge drinking was a serious problem for her at one point, which often resulted in impairing hangovers. Today, Hathaway is holding up her end of the bargain.