Drinking and partying is often what people think of when the word “celebrity” comes to mind. After all, there’s always an award show or fabulous party with a guest list filled with the people you hear on the radio and see on screen every day. And, alcohol is a huge part of the music videos and reality shows that saturate most television stations these days. So, it may be hard to believe that there are actually some celebrities who are alcohol free.
It’s also hard to ignore the fact that alcohol has gotten a number of actors and musicians in a lot of trouble. Car accidents, rehab and even suicides have been linked to alcohol in Hollywood. So, some of the people you see on the red carpet have made the conscious decision to stay away from alcohol after heading down a wrong path in life, or after seeing a loved one suffer from addiction. Of course, this doesn’t mean that these famous figures are boring and antisocial. In fact, some of the celebs on this list are known for things that are way more exciting than a cocktail. Here are 10 celebrities who pass on the drinks at social events.
10. Blake Lively
Even though Blake Lively’s character on Gossip Girl had a serious drinking problem, the actress is alcohol-free in real life. This is rare in Hollywood, especially since Blake is still in her 20s. Lively states that since she doesn’t drink, she’s an obsessed foodie who loves to try and prepare creative meals. In addition to her Gossip Girl role, Blake is known for her role in movies such as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel, and for her latest film The Age of Adaline. Lively also recently gave birth to a baby girl named James, with husband and fellow actor Ryan Reynolds.
9. Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe hasn’t had a drink in over 20 years. The former star of Parks and Recreation spent some time in rehab when he was younger, and decided that he never wanted to go back. In the late 1980s, Lowe was involved in a sex tape scandal that did damage to his public image, especially since he was campaigning for Michael Dukakis at the time. His behavior may have been linked to alcohol, which could be another reason he has decided to be alcohol free. Rob Lowe is also known for his roles in the films Tommy Boy, About Last Night, Wayne’s World and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
8. Kristin Davis
Even though Kristin Davis is known for having a cocktail with her other famous girlfriends from Sex and The City, the actress, who played Charlotte, doesn’t drink in real life. Kristin admits that she is a recovering alcoholic, and knows that it’s best to avoid any temptation. She respectfully declines when Sex and The City fans send her Cosmos at bars and parties as a nod to the show. Kristin Davis also starred in Melrose Place, as well as the movies Couples Retreat and Deck the Halls. Davis was also in the Sex and The City films, which were released in 2008 and 2010, respectively.
7. Kim Cattrall
Kristin Davis’ Sex and The City cast-mate Kim Cattrall, is another celebrity who avoids drinking. Cattrall’s character Samantha, was an unapologetic, sexually charged woman with a love for Cosmos. There was rarely a scene on the show where Samantha didn’t have a colorful cocktail of some sort in her hand. In real life, Kim states that alcohol gives her a headache, which is just a nuisance when you’re trying to be a quality actress. The 2002 Golden Globe Award winner was also named one of the 50 Sexiest Stars of All Time in 2005. Cattrall is also a Broadway actress, and starred in a revival of the play Private Lives. She also played Cleopatra in Antony & Cleopatra.
6. Tyra Banks
The former supermodel and business mogul has stated that she doesn’t require a cocktail to de-stress at the end of a busy day. She says that the only time she had alcohol was when she tasted it at the age of 12. Apparently it wasn’t appealing to her, because she’s stayed away from it ever since. This has likely contributed to her lean figure, which has been seen on the cover of countless magazines. The former talk show host and creator of America’s Next Top Model was the first African American model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and was one of the original Victoria’s Secret Angels.
5. Russell Brand
The brash British comedian and actor has been sober for about ten years. Before this, he struggled with alcohol and drugs. Brand states that after he left home at the age of 16, he started experimenting with drugs, such as ecstasy, marijuana and LSD. The Get Him to The Greek star often plays unruly and irresponsible characters on screen, but has decided to give up those habits in his personal life. Brand, who was once married to Katy Perry, has also hosted the Big Brother spin-off, Big Brother’s Big Mouth. He also worked as a voice actor in the movies Hop, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2.
4. Jennifer Hudson
The former American Idol contestant and Oscar winner has always avoided alcohol. Perhaps that’s why she’s able to belt out those high notes so effortlessly. Jennifer Hudson made her impressive on-screen debut when she starred as Effie White in Dreamgirls, in 2006. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, a BAFTA Award and an NAACP Image Award. Jennifer Hudson also had a starring role in the film The Secret Life of Bees, alongside Alicia Keys and Queen Latifah. She won a Grammy for her 2008 debut album Jennifer Hudson, and her 2011 album I Remember Me, was certified gold.
3. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper is well known for his hilarious role in The Hangover, but he has managed to stay away from alcohol completely in his personal life. Years ago, Cooper decided that he would stay away from alcohol so he could be healthy and focus on his career. His plan seems to be working. Cooper’s additional accomplishments include the title of Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine in 2011, as well as starring roles in The A-Team, American Hustle, American Sniper, Guardians of the Galaxy and Silver Linings Playbook. Bradley Cooper also received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination for producing the film American Sniper.
2. Jennifer Lopez
The actress, singer, dancer businesswoman and American Idol judge looks great and always has a healthy glow. The fact that she tries to live a healthy lifestyle likely has a lot to do with that. Jennifer Lopez doesn’t drink alcohol regularly, but states that she may take a sip if a toast is being made at a party, just to be polite. Lopez has been in the news lately admitting that she wants to learn more about herself and is not romantically involved with anyone at the moment. Aside from her notable acting ventures which include the films The Wedding Planner, Enough and Maid in Manhattan, Jennifer has been known for her relationships. After breakups with Sean Combs, Ben Affleck, Casper Smart and Marc Anthony, the choice to be single right now is likely a sober decision.
1. Kim Kardashian
This famous Kim Kardashian first came into the public spotlight when she was club hopping with then-BFF, Paris Hilton. But Kim Kardashian isn’t one for a night of drinking, especially these days. Kardashian states that she hates the way alcohol tastes and that she’s never been a huge drinker. Kim may also forego the cocktails so she’ll have the energy to keep up with her adorable toddler, North. With all the drama that is associated with the Kardashian clan, including: Kim’s previous sex tapes, current almost-nude pics, marriage to Kanye West and the announcement that her stepfather is transitioning into a woman, it’s safe to say that booze would only make things more intense.
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