The A-Z of mindful drinking celebrities
Following our A-Z male and A-Z female celeb lists from last year, here’s an updated A-Z of mindful drinkers for 2019 including everyone from people in recovery, to those who have chosen an alcohol-free life for health reasons or to cut down on their alcohol consumption.
You may have seen Adrian Chiles’ BBC Two programme ‘Drinkers Like Me’ last year in which he took a long hard look at how much he was drinking. Adrian admits his drinking was not necessarily problematic but that it was having an effect on his overall health. He’s since been quite public about the fact he’s moderating his consumption, encouraging others to do the same and even coming to speak at our Mindful Drinking Festival in January. See Adrian’s thoughts here on alcohol-free beer, from our beer summit earlier this year.
Ben Affleck has struggled to maintain his sobriety over the years but has recently spoken out about the fact that he’s finally on track with controlling his addiction.
Rapper, actor and activist “Common”, otherwise known as Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn, chooses the clean-living lifestyle – following a mostly plant-based diet and avoiding drugs and alcohol.
Daisy lives a mostly alcohol-free lifestyle and advocates self-care and healthy eating.
Actor Edie struggled with drug and alcohol addictions in her younger years, before getting sober in the late ’90s just in time to land her career-defining role as Carmela Soprano (in The Sopranos).
Following 12 successful years of recovery, Colin checked himself back into rehab last year as a preventative measure when he became concerned for his sobriety following a particularly gruelling workload, and he’s still on the wagon.
Comedian and talk show host Kathy hasn’t drunk alcohol since she took a sip of her Dad’s beer as a kid – and hated it.
Anne Hathaway has decided to avoid alcohol until her now 3-year-old son turns 18, stating that although she doesn’t have a problematic relationship with alcohol, her hangovers were becoming worse and affecting the time she’d prefer to spend with her child.
Iron Man – Robert Downey Jr
Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr started his stuggle with addiction at the age of eight, when his father would give him drugs “to express his love for me in the only way he knew how.” Following a very public rollercoaster ride of booze, drugs, jail and hard times, Robert’s been sober since July 2003.
Janey Lee Grace
Singer, author, radio presenter, and sober podcaster, Janey Lee Grace follows a holistic approach to health and has been alcohol-free for over a year after realising she was drinking too much. Watch her webinar with us here.
World-famous supermodel Kate’s reputation as a hardcore party girl can now be put to bed, as she’s been teetotal for over a year.
Disney star Demi has struggled with drugs and alcohol for her whole life, managing six years sober before relapsing last year, and is now back on the road to recovery, saying this about her journey: “I didn’t lose 6 years; I’ll always have that experience but now I just get to add to that time with a new journey and time count.”
Ex-party girl Meg gave up drinking when she started going through the menopause as she couldn’t cope with the symptoms alongside a hangover. She now prefers an early night and some TV.
Actor and TV presenter Nadia, who popped in on our Mindful Drinking Festival in January, embarked on 100 days alcohol-free earlier this year. Nadia’s said her sleep has improved and she lost a stone in weight.
Eastenders star Tamsin has given up booze, dairy and red meat to live a healthier lifestyle.
Actor John Partridge relied on alcohol as a coping mechanism throughout his career on-stage and on-screen, leading him to make the decision to go alcohol-free over a year ago.
Actress, singer, songwriter, producer and rapper Queen Latifah had a run in with overuse of alcohol in the past, as a reaction to grief, but she brushed herself off and overcame it. She’s even been known to breathalyse-test her party guests before allowing them to drive home, and calling them a cab when they fail the test.
Comedian and 8 Out Of 10 Cats panelist Jon talks about his decision to cut down on alcohol in this video, including the stigma around men changing their drinking habits.
Actor and fashion designer Sadie stopped drinking in 2006 after many years of Primrose Hill-style partying.
Tyler the Creator
Rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer Tyler has no interest in drinking, stating that seeing people drunk ensures that he has no interest in drinking or “being that drunk guy.”
Australian country singer/songwriter and husband to Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, grew up with his father who was an alcoholic before starting on the too-much-drink-and-drugs route himself in the early nineties. He’s now been sober for over ten years.
Von D, Kat
Kat has been sober for over 10 years now, having given it up when she realised that it was getting in the way of her career as a tattooer.
Actor and producer Bruce gave up drinking in the late ’80s after years of excess, and he now partakes in an occasional glass of wine with dinner.
Xena Warrior Princess (Lucy Lawless)
Actor and activist Lucy Lawless is mindful of what she consumes, from growing her own vegetables to cutting right back on alcohol (and occasionally stopping altogether).
Actor Yvonne abstains from alcohol, stating that her religion and life choices keep her focused.
High School Musical heart-throb turned Ted Bundy actor Zac entered rehab in 2013, he’s remained drug and alcohol-free since and says that his fitness regime keeps him goal-orientated, motivated and balanced.