Addiction, trauma, and mental health issues do not discriminate. No matter how bright your star shines on Hollywood Boulevard, at the end of the day we are all human. We all deal with different degrees of recovery.
Just when you thought you had nothing in common with the latest "it" girl, here are 10 celebrities who are sober women, just like you!
1. Jada Pinkett Smith
“I found myself drinking two bottles of wine on the couch and I said, ‘Jada, I think we’ve got a problem here,’” she said (via Contact Music). “I had problems with alcohol and I really had to get in contact with the pain, whatever that is, and then I had to get some other tools in how to deal with the pain. From that day on I went cold turkey.
2. Lily Allen
And she just celebrated one year of sobriety back in July!
The 35-year-old singer, posted on Instagram to share the milestone with her 1.2 million fans.
"1 year completely sober! So grateful for my health and happiness," she captioned a series of snaps and a photo of her before she went sober.
3. Jessica Simpson
“I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills,” she writes. The star got sober in November 2017 and hasn’t had a drink since. “Giving up the alcohol was easy,” she says. “I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”Therapy, she says, was the hard part. As she writes, “With work, I allowed myself to feel the traumas I’d been through.”
4. Kate Moss
She was a notorious party animal with a reputation for being such a dedicated boozer that it earned her the nickname 'The Tank' among her closest friends.
But Kate Moss seems to be reaping the rewards of swapping all-night benders for sleep and sobriety two years after going tee-total. At 46, Kate's positively radiant appearance comes after she extolled the virtues of her lifestyle overhaul, explaining how she now prefers yoga, Netflix binges, and a good night's sleep to partying into the early hours with her glamorous - and equally wild.
5. Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson quit drinking in her 40s.
The 56-year-old model and actress has revealed she ''got sober'' 16 years ago when she reached the milestone age of 40, as she said she spent time ''in introspection'' discovering how to better herself.
6. Naomi Campbell
In an exclusive interview with Life & Style back in 2013, the English supermodel and actress explained, “I gave up drinking alcohol,” also revealing, “Not drinking makes me a lot happier.”
8. Kat Von D
The famed tattoo artist and beauty entrepreneur and new mom announced her continued sobriety after years of drug and alcohol abuse with a 13 year celebratory Instagram post this past July.
9. Miley Cyrus
In an interview with Variety, Miley Cyrus said she's been sober for the past six months. The singer opened up about initially abstaining from substances after a big vocal surgery in November and continuing the lifestyle choice after learning about substance use disorder and other mental illness in her family. Read more here.
10. Kelly Ripa
Ripa revealed that she stopped drinking in 2017 after Seacrest joined the series as the new co-host. His appointment came after former co-chair Michael Strahan left the morning show without telling Ripa, something she spoke openly about in the months following his departure.
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