From Blake Lively to Natalie Portman.Dec 14, 2021 2:15am
By ELLE Team
Although we're all accustomed to seeing photos of celebrities swirling champagne at dinners and fabulous parties, the truth is that some stars—just like us—have a complicated relationship with alcohol.
Some might abstain for health reasons or skin concerns, others have chosen to cut it out for their wellbeing and some just aren't fans of the taste.
Whatever their reasoning, they aren't alone.
Here, 21 stars who don't drink—ever.
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Former Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk opened up about her past struggles with alcoholism on Instagram in June 2019, and revealed she's been sober for over a decade.
Responding to a question posed by a follower, the Swedish supermodel wrote: "[Getting sober] was a struggle in the beginning because I'm an alcoholic (something you have to remind yourself of for the rest of your life) but it's the best decision I've ever made. It's OK not to drink or do drugs."
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Actress Anne Hathaway revealed on Ellen that she's quit drinking for the next 18 years. "I quit drinking back in October, for 18 years," said Hathaway. "I'm going to stop drinking while my son is in my house just because I don't totally love the way I do it and he's getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the mornings."
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Eternal beauty Naomi Campbell isn't one for a drink. "I gave up drinking alcohol," she told Life & Style, "Not drinking makes me a lot happier."
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After visiting rehab in 2013 for addictions with drugs and alcohol, High School Musical heartthrob Zac Efron is now sober. Speaking to ELLE in a 2016 interview, he said, "You get out of life what you put in. Crossing the line is what leads to greatness."
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Her husband might be the face of a gin, but Blake Lively doesn't partake. "I don't drink. I've never tried a drug," she told Allure in 2012.
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The model and reality TV host hasn't never been a fan of alcohol. She told Forbes, "I feel like I've been very lucky because I don't really have an addictive personality. I've never had any drugs, and I had a little taste of alcohol when I was 12 years old, but that's about it."
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Actor Dax Shepard has been sober for over 16 years after struggling with addiction. On his podcast, Armchair Expert, he revealed that he relapsed with painkillers, but has revealed he has since regained sobriety.
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Portman opened up about drinking when she was in college, but has since stopped completely. "I didn't really go to high school parties, and yeah, I didn't touch pot till I was in my 20s... I didn't get flat-out drunk until I went to college. But I think that's a good thing in many ways."
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After entering into rehab in 2008, Mendes stopped drinking altogether. "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," she told Interview.
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Per Spoon University, Twain abstains from alcohol, cigarettes and drugs, and is also a vegetarian. In her autobiography Shania Twain: From This Moment On, the country icon wrote: "I like a clean band. I don't like drugs. I don't like alcohol. I like to have clean-living people around me."
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Known fitness and health enthusiast Jennifer Lopez avoids alcohol altogether. "I think it ruins your skin," she told InStyle, "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."
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Sex and the City star Kristin Davis gave up drinking in her 20s. "I realised it was not going to end well. I got into the acting program, it was very challenging, I was hungover and I wasn't doing so well in my classes. I thought, 'Do you know what? It's going to be one or the other. I can't really have both'," she told Marie Claire.
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After both her parents experienced life-threatening illnesses in the early 2000s, Kelly Osbourne found herself struggling with drug and alcohol use. After admitting she relapsed momentarily during the COVID pandemic in 2020, the British icon now says she is sober once more.
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The A Star is Born actor and director revealed in 2013 that he quit drinking because "if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life."
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According to an interview with Us Weekly, the actress hasn't had alcohol since the '90s.
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Oscar-winner Hudson has never been interested in drinking. "I've never had a drink in my life," she told Chelsea Handler, "I've never been interested. Nobody ever believes it."
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Willis revealed in 2017 that she was completely sober following a (very) extended Sober January. "My decision to become sober wasn't out of a need necessarily, it was more just that I did 'sober January' and I just decided to keep going," she told People.
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In a new interview with GQ, Pitt opened up about his decision cut alcohol out of his life: "I didn't want to live that way any more."
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For Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale, change came all at once. When she cut her hair off into her now-signature bob, she cut out alcohol from her life completely.
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Christina Ricci has stayed away from alcohol for decades. In a 2008 interview with BlackBook, she said: "For about ten years I've been pretty much not drinking... I didn't think it was very good for my life."
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Lana Del Rey
After struggling with alcohol in her teenage years, del Rey cut it out completely when she was 20, she told GQ.
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The Scottish actor revealed that he came to a point where he realised his drinking was affecting him negatively. "I came to my senses when something in my brain went, 'What are you doing?'"
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After combating addiction in his youth, Farrell has opened up about being sober for more than 10 years. "Now I do a bit of yoga, I like a nice hike and I drink dragon nasal juice," he told Ellen DeGeneres.
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Actress and comedian Gillian Jacobs revealed in 2018 that she's never tried alcohol and doesn't plan to.
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52-year old actor Gerard Butler has been sober for over 20 years after facing a very long battle with drug and alcohol addiction that saw him enter rehab.
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After facing a very public battle with alcohol and drug addiction, Friends star Matthew Perry is living the sober life. The actor has always spoken candidly about his struggles, and is now working to help others who are facing similar problems.
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