- Chrissy Teigen has been sober for just over a month, and posted about her booze-free New Year’s Eve celebration on Instagram.
- Lena Dunham also posted about a substance-free New Year’s Eve, the same night Rumor Willis marked four years sober.
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Just over a month after quitting alcohol, model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen rang in the New Year peeling apples and playing games — not drinking champagne, according to her Instagram post.
“Cinnamon rolling into the new year lol sober new year is lit,” she wrote.
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On December 29, Teigen, who suffered a pregnancy loss earlier this year, responded to an Instagram follower that the “drug” she was on was sobriety. She later revealed that a book, “Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol,” inspired her.
“I was done with making an ass of myself in front of people (I’m still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like s— by 6, not being able to sleep,” she captioned. “I have been sober ever since and even if you can’t see yourself doing it or just plain don’t want to, it is still an incredible read.”
The entrepreneur has talked about her unhealthy relationship with alcohol in the past.
“I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” she said in a 2017 interview with Cosmopolitan. “I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine. Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show. And then I felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected. And that feeling, there’s just nothing like that. You feel horrible.”
She added, “I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober. But now I get it. … I have to fix myself.”
Lena Dunham also celebrated the New Year without substances
Actress and writer Lena Dunham also posted about her sober New Year’s Eve. “I hate New Year’s Eve — especially sober, the substance-laden pressure to clamor toward a lover, a moment of ecstasy or joy or fun or finality is just crushing,” she wrote.
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Dunham revealed a pill addiction in 2018, and told the Hollywood Reporter in October 2020 that getting sober was “quite simply the best choice I’ve ever made for myself.”
“It has given me a level of steady focus and presence of mind that I never had even before I knew what drugs and alcohol were, when I was just an anxious kid, because getting sober forces you to face so much of your inner life and how you really are programmed, and to get comfortable with who you are on a base level,” she said.
Rumor Willis marked four year’s sober on New Year’s Eve
Actress Rumor Willis celebrated four years of sobriety on New Year’s Eve, she wrote on Instagram. “So grateful for choosing myself above any need to distract or numb out,” she wrote. “Especially this past year when so much has come up for not just myself but the world.”
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In 2017, Willis told PEOPLE Now she stop oped drinking after doing a dry January and deciding to keep going. “I wouldn’t consider saying I had a substance abuse problem by any means,” she said.
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