DUI’s, constant partying, drunk Tweeting and booze-fuelled misdemeanours… We hear a whole lot about celebs and their *ahem* habits. But it’s not everyday that we get to hear about celebs who have embraced the alcohol-free lifestyle. Why? Well, it’s very rare that good behaviour makes headlines, so often these facts aren’t highly publicised.
But our quest to celebrate booze-free success led us to a list of celebs who don’t touch the stuff. You might have seen our last blog where we chatted about five of our role models who are killing it in sobriety. And we couldn’t resist adding to the list:
- Tyler, The Creator
Despite rapping about booze and drugs, Tyler has said in many interviews that he’s just plain never been interested in drinking. He’s cited a few reasons for choosing to stay sober, one of them being his addicted personality. In an interview with the Creative All Star Series, Tyler said “I wear the same outfit for a month and a half” adding “if I ended up liking alcohol, it would be the f*cking downfall of me.”
- Robert Downey Jr.
In his younger years, RDJ made the news for all the wrong reasons – from 1996-2001 Robert had a lot of career setbacks pertaining to addiction and alcohol. But, in 2003 he swore off alcohol, which ultimately changed his career, and his life for the better.
Robert has ultimately said that the trickiest part of sobriety wasn’t the addiction itself, but the psychological aspect. “It’s not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems, what’s hard is to decide to do it,” he said in 2004.
- Brad Pitt
Yep, even the most famous actor in the world can have problems with alcohol addiction. After his marriage and career took a downturn in 2016, Pitt realised he had a problem with alcohol.
Pitt said he’d been addicted to alcohol since college, and found his journey to sobriety riddled with speedbumps leading him to face up to deeper issues. “For me, this period has really been about looking at my weaknesses and failures and owning my side of the street,” he told GQ.
Nowadays, Pitt is proud to only drink “cranberry juice and fizzy water now,” explaining that he’s left the boozy lifestyle behind. “I didn’t want to live that way any more,” he said.
- Matthew Perry
Our favourite Friends star has been honest about his struggles with alcohol addiction for many years now. The actor did two stints in rehab while filming Friends in 1997 and 2001, and has since found a way to live an alcohol-free life.
Nowadays, Matthew has not only kicked his alcohol addiction, but prides himself on coaching others in their journeys to sobriety. He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015: “The best thing about me is that if an alcoholic comes up to me and says, ‘Will you help me stop drinking?’ I will say, ‘Yes. I know how to do that.'”
- Blake Lively
The Gossip Girl star and wife to the ever-so-handsome Ryan Reynolds revealed to Allure magazine back in 2012 that she lives a sober lifestyle. She explained that “it’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.”
Blake told People Magazine that being sober sometimes made her feel a bit ‘left out’, especially at parties. But rather than drinking for the wrong reasons, she proudly released her own range of non-alcoholic sodas which she now enjoys at parties. Talk about innovating!
–Look, the idea of cutting back or cutting off your alcoholic beverages can seem super daunting for a heap of reasons. And we totally get you. For us, realising you want to begin your sobriety journey is a huge and awesome first step to take. But if you’d like a bit more info, we’d recommend you take a squiz at this blog from our founder, who made the switch to non-alcoholic beer and hasn’t looked back.