When writing this article it became clear very quickly that many more celebrities have chosen to abstain from alcohol than you might first realise. For some this is health-related, for others there is a slightly more sinister reason such as past substance-abuse but either way it seems to be working wonders for them. Here are just a few of the most famous sober names:
1. Robert Downey Jr.
One of the most documented comebacks of the past few decades, Robert Downey Jr. has been very honest about his past addictions that saw him wind up in and out of jail between the years of 1996 and 2001. Consequently, he is now completely teetotal and has a hugely prosperous career under his belt because of it.
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2. Jennifer Hudson
As much as it is very hard to believe, Jennifer Hudson can count herself as one of the proud few in the world who has never consumed alcohol in her life. Very impressive Jennifer!
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3. Brad Pitt
It has been quite a tumultuous few years for Brad Pitt who saw alcohol addiction lead to the breakdown of his marriage to Angelina Jolie. Thankfully he has now decided to live a sober lifestyle and we’re desperately hoping they can work it out.
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4. Blake Lively
If ever there was an inspiration not to drink, it is the faintest hope that we could somehow look like Blake Lively who says that she has genuinely never had a taste for alcohol.
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5. Pharrell Williams
Even though he is very careful not to pass judgement on anybody that does drink alcohol, Pharrell has stated that it is plain and simply not for him.
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6. Lana Del Rey
In past interviews Lana Del Rey has been very open about the fact she spent much of her teens abusing alcohol before she finally decided to quit drinking and focus on her music career. Consequently, she has been sober since the age of 20.
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7. Daniel Radcliffe
Poor Daniel Radcliffe has had some well-documented struggles with alcohol over the years, being photographed extremely worse for wear on many occasions. However, the good news is that the Harry Potter star is in a better place now and barely even has to give his sobriety a moment’s thought as it comes so naturally.
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8. Eva Mendes
Although she kept it very well hidden, Eva Mendes went to rehab for alcohol addiction in 2008 and has been sober ever since. She now enjoys the quiet life with her boyfriend Ryan Gosling and their two daughters, Esmeralda and Amada.
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9. Samuel L. Jackson
After finding that alcohol was affecting his career, Samuel L. Jackson decided early on to abstain from alcohol so that he could better commit to the characters that he was playing. Seems like a great move now looking back on it, if you ask me.
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10. Ben Affleck
On a slightly different note, Ben Affleck’s struggles with alcohol seem to be more ongoing but one thing’s for sure and that is that he is dedicated to overcoming his demons. He even has a sober coach who accompanies him to high profile events.
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