List of celebrities who quit drinking, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many celebrities have given up alcohol. Some of these famous people gave up drinking after years of drug and alcohol abuse, while others stopped to better their health and further their careers.
Who is the most famous person who quit drinking? Natalie Portman tops our list. She has never had a reputation as a party animal, but she says that she did get drunk in college. Eva Mendes went to rehab in 2008 and hasn't had a drink since. Other famous actresses who quit drinking include Christina Ricci, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Russell Brand has been sober for over 10 years. Brand is a vegan and now uses meditation to cope with the stresses of life. Bradley Cooper decided to stop drinking when he was 29. He told GQ, "If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life." Simon Pegg stopped drinking when he was filming Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. He says, "I find it easier to keep fit if I don’t drink. I have given up for two years and I don’t miss it in the slightest."
Are you surprised that so many celebrities quit drinking? Read this list to find out more.
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America
Credits: Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Mensee more on Tom Cruise
Birthplace: Castleknock, Republic of Ireland
Credits: Phone Booth, Total Recall, In Bruges, Miami Vicesee more on Colin Farrell
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, United States of America
Credits: Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off, Boltsee more on John Travolta
Russell Brand has said his first addictions were to food and pornography. He spent years as a drug addict, preferring to smoke heroin rather than face problems in his real life. He was arrested for drug-related offenses 12 different times.Brand has now been completely sober from drugs and alcohol since 2003. He is a vegan and uses transcendental meditation to cope with everyday stresses. Brand also serves as a "sponsor" for others in rehabilitation and is a patron of the Focus 12 treatment program.
Birthplace: Grays, United Kingdom
Credits: Get Him to the Greek, Arthur, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Hop Hopsee more on Russell Brand