Many people worry that the good times come to a screeching halt without alcohol. In truth, the newfound mental clarity that comes from sobriety makes life more vibrant than ever. And avoiding alcohol isn’t as weird as you might think.
Despite the fact that Hollywood is known for its lavish parties or social soirées, a growing number of A-list starlets say “no thanks” when it comes to drinking alcohol. In a town known for drunken celebrity scandals and nights of revelry, plenty of A-list starlets embrace sobriety. Whether it’s a past addiction or a personal choice, many stars live it up…without alcohol.
Here are 7 beautiful Hollywood starlets who don’t drink.
Jennifer Hudson, 32, has enjoyed an amazing rise to fame. In 2012, however, the talented actress found herself in unfamiliar territory. Jennifer was asked to play an addict in the movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. “I’ve never had a drink in my life. I’m sober. I’ve never been interested,” Jennifer said while promoting the film on “Chelsea Lately.”
Blake Lively is one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood. The 26-year old has appeared in hits like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Green Lantern, where she met her future husband, Ryan Reynolds. As for drinking, Blake is proudly unfamiliar with the whole process. “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” she told Allure. “It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.”
I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug. It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.-Blake Lively
Jennifer Lopez, 44, has conquered both stage and screen. Today, she’s literally a household name. With a resume that includes singing, acting, dancing, and TV judging on “American Idol,” the beautiful mother of two has no real urge to drink. “I think that ruins your skin. 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,” she told InStyle.
Christina Ricci began an acting career in her teens. Despite trying drugs and alcohol, the 34-year old starlet made the conscious decision to embrace a sober life. “I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn’t think it was very good for my life,” she told BlackBook.
Eva Mendes is one Latin beauty who personally knows the grip of addiction. The actress entered rehab during 2008 and has been sober since. Eva, 40, spoke about her personal experience in rehab with Interview magazine, explaining, “I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better. This is a life or death situation.”
I’m proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go and face their demons and get better.-Eva Mendes
Drew Barrymore gained a reputation as a “wild child” when she was still a child. Drew entered her first rehab at the shocking age of 12 and continued to struggle for several years. Today, the 39-year old actress practices a mostly sober and healthy life. She told Parade magazine, “I’m not [completely sober]. And I don’t claim to be — quite the opposite. I’ve tried to find the balance. I hope it’s balanced.”
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith, 42, knows the dangers of addiction. The “Hawthorne” actress recently revealed her addiction was a family disease, admitting her mother struggled with substance abuse in the past. “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; I haven’t had a drink in eight years,” she told Contact Music.
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