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The Sober Life: Chrissy Teigen, Brad Pitt, and Other Celebrities Who Have Given Up Drinking


Jason LaVeris

While it may be hard not to imagine facing the cameras and star wattage at Hollywood’s most extravagant red carpets and afterparty soirees without an abundance of free-flowing champagne and rosé, certain stars have chosen the forgo the alcohol all together. Whether it’s because of newfound sobriety or just long-held personal preference, these models, actors, and actresses have opened up about their reasons for forsaking alcohol. For example, alcohol has never appealed much to Blake Lively, Pharrell, and Kim Kardashian, while Gerald Butler, Bradley Cooper, Lana Del Rey open up about paths to total sobriety. And as of recently, Chrissy Teigen opened up about her path to drinking less, revealing to Cosmopolitan that,”I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it.” Here, we take a closer look at the A-listers who have completely embraced the sober life.

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Actress Black Lively revealed to Allure magazine back in 2012 that drugs and alcohol don’t appeal to her, stating that, “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug. It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.”

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Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper explained to GQ in 2013 that sobriety was crucial to his career, revealing that, “if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.”

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British supermodel Naomi Campbell explained to Life & Style back in 2013 that,”I gave up drinking alcohol. Not drinking makes me a lot happier.”

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In his cover interview with Men’s Journal, Scottish actor Gerald Butler discussed rehab and revealed that “I haven’t had a drink in 15 years.”

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Overcoming her alcohol addiction at the young age of 14, singer Lana Del Rey explained to British GQ in 2012 that, “It’s been nine years since my last drink. That’s really why I got sent to boarding school aged 14—to get sober.”

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Music mogul Pharrell opened up to Paper in 2014 that he lives a clean lifestyle, stating, “Everybody else can do what they want, but that stuff isn’t for me.”

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Back in the summer of 2010, actress Jada Pinkett Smith revealed to US Weekly 25 surprising facts about herself, one of which was that she has not consumed alcohol in over 13 years.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar revealed to GQ in 2013 that even though many of songs discuss alcohol and drugs, the musician doesn’t drink or smoke himself.

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Kim Kardashian has famously never been a fan of drinking, with sister Khloe confirming to Elle in 2016 that, “Kimberly does not drink alcohol whatsoever. Pregnant or not, she’s just never been into it.”

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Revealing to the Daily Mail in 2012, Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, who hasn’t had a drink in over 12 years, exclaimed that, “I came to my senses when something in my brain went, ‘What are you doing?’”.

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Explaining to InStyle magazine in 2003 that while, “Of course, during celebratory toasts, everybody’s like, ‘You can’t toast with water!’ So I’ll toast with alcohol and just take a sip.”, however the singer and actress also revealed that, “I think that ruins your skin.”

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Actor Colin Farrell shared with The Telegraph in 2014 that, in the wake of his sobriety, “Now I do a bit of yoga, I like a nice hike and drink dragon nasal juice.”

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Actress Eva Mendes openly discussed the topic of substance abuse in her feature in Interview back in 2008.

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In a recent cover interview with GQ, actor Brad Pitt stated that quitting drinking was simply because he didn’t “want to live that way anymore.”

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As one of the more recent celebrities to open up about alcohol consumption, model Chrissy Teigen discussed with Cosmopolitan her past struggles and her path towards sobriety, stating that, “I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it. I don’t want to be that person. … I have to fix myself.”