While it’s quite difficult to consider any glamorous Hollywood celebrity without a sparkling glass of champagne in their hand,
there are an array of famous faces who prefer to steer clear of alcohol entirely.
Whether they’ve had regrettable experiences or if they simply prefer the benefits of staying sober, the choice to not drink alcohol is an incredibly personal one, that many celebrities adhere to.
Below, we have rounded up 16 of our favourite celebrities who have decided to completely abstain from drinking alcohol all together.
In November 2023, Australian Supermodel Elle Macpherson opened up about being sober for 20 years.
“I stopped drinking in 2003 because I felt I couldn’t be fully present in my life, and it was a wonderful springboard of getting to know myself on a deeper level,” she told Body + Soul.
“Everybody has their own journey and I’m not interested in telling other people what to do but I know that this was a decision that I’ve never regretted.”
Macpherson said sobriety required “discipline and persistence” but that she needed to quit alcohol to feel “present” in her life.
“It’s very difficult to get to know yourself if you’re numbing yourself,” she added.
In December 2020, Chrissy Teigen revealed on Instagram that she’d made the decision to become sober after one fan commented on a post joking that she needed “whatever drugs” Teigen was using. At the time, the Cravings founder replied, “4 weeks sober 💕🙏🏼💕🙏🏼💕.”
The mother-of-two later revealed she’d made the decision to stop drinking for a variety of reasons. “One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend,” Teigen shared on Instagram Stories on New Year’s Eve. “I was done making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like shit by 6, not being able to sleep. I have been sober ever since.”
Attending the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in January 2020, Teigen shared her experience being in D.C. for the historic occasion, noting that being sober only enhanced the moment with husband John Legend and their two children, Luna and Miles.
“Ran our asses up the stairs for this shot. Just incredible to be here. Sober,” she tweeted on January 20. “I know that’s weird but it’s like…a different world for me. Everything is new and better. Very happy. The most happy bigly happy.”
In October 2023, Adele revealed she was three months sober after a period of drinking heavily in her 20s. The powerhouse singer spoke up on-stage at her Las Vegas residency after seeing audience members drinking “a pint of whiskey” during the show. “I stopped drinking … maybe like, three and a half months ago,” she said in a video posted to X, the social network formerly known as Twitter.
She admitted it hadn’t been easy. The 35-year-old ‘I Drink Wine’ singer went on to admit that she found sobriety dull.
“It’s boring. I mean, oh my God, it’s boring,” she said. “I was literally borderline alcoholic for quite a lot of my 20s, but I miss it so much. I cut out caffeine [too].” The added: “So, enjoy your whiskey sour. I’m very, very jealous.”
In an interview with Variety on June 23, Miley Cyrus admitted that she has been sober for the past six months. The ‘Malibu’ singer opened up about how a vocal surgery that she had in November 2019, was the catalyst for her sobriety. Her post-surgery restrictions became a lifestyle choice and as far as we know, Cyrus is yet to return to alcohol.
Rather than count on substances to have a good time, Cyrus ensured that she can have fun without abusing alcohol. And the main perk she enjoys when it comes to being sober: No hangovers the next day.
“The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time,” she said. “I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready.”
Opening up about her drinking habits during college, Portman has since stopped consuming alcohol entirely. “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.”
Giving up drinking in her 20s, Sex and the City and And Just Like That… alum Kristen Davis spoke to Marie Claire U.K. about her decision to stop her habit. “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’.”
Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez credits her lack of alcohol consumption for her amazing skin. In an interview with InStyle U.S., the health enthusiast revealed the rare occassion that she breaks the rules, saying: “I think it ruins your skin,” she revealed. “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.”
After attending rehab in 2008, Mendes stopped drinking entirely. “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 revealed to Interview.
In 2019, ex-Victoria’s Secret model Elsa Hosk spoke out about her experience with alcohol in a post on her Instagram. Revealing that she’s been sober for over a decade, 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.”
While appearing on Ellen in October 2019, Anne Hathaway revealed the huge decision she made to ensure the best childhood for her sons. “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.”
It’s a surprise to us that our fave reality television star, Kim Kardashian, totally steers clear of alcoholic drinks. Khloe Kardashian revealed in an interview with ELLE that “Kim does not drink alcohol whatsoever. Pregnant or not, she’s just never been into it.”
Lana Del Ray
After struggling with an alcohol addiction for the majority of her teen life, the British singer clarifies in the Singer’s 2012 Woman of the Year profile by British GQ that she became sober before the age of 20.
Blake Lively, one of the most lovable Hollywood actresses, does not drink and has never touched drugs. “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” the star revealed in her 2012 Allure cover story.
Brad Pitt decided to go completely sober after battling addiction. The star actor opened up about his struggles with alcohol addiction to GQ, admitting, “I could drink a Russian under the table with his own vodka…I didn’t want to live that way anymore.”
Tyra Banks told Forbes in 2011, “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.”
Actor Bradley Cooper discussed his decision to go cold turkey in a GQ cover story in 2013. After a bad run with alcohol and drugs, Cooper states, “if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.”