Actress Anne Hathaway just shared the moving reason why she decided to quit drinking.
Many of us struggle with addictive tendencies, but Anne recently told Tattler magazine that frequent hangovers started to interfere with caring for her infant son.
She admitted that episodes of day drinking left her feeling “unavailable” for her child, and has since pledged to quit drinking for 18 years.
It takes courage to admit you have a problem, and people are applauding Anne’s newfound commitment.
This is so important and special to me. #AnneHathaway this is exactly how I feel. I have no off switch. Who nurses a glass of wine?? Talking about alcohol abuse, especially for womyn is so important. 💜👏
— Kate Noonan (@k8noonie) April 19, 2019
Here’s a powerful moment from Anne’s comments about addiction and parenting:
My last hangover lasted for five days. I’d earned it: It was a day-drinking session with friends that went into an evening birthday party with one of my drinking buddies. I will never be that person who can nurse a glass of wine throughout an entire evening.
Anne also mentioned her struggles with moderation. She spoke candidly about loving alcohol “so much,” but made a powerful decision in October 2018 and has been sober since.
People on social media totally related with Anne’s candid reflection.
Anne is me and I am her.
— Kori (@corianalove) April 18, 2019
Good for you.
— Saint (@Saint78113982) April 17, 2019
I completely understand. I gave up drinking too after my dd was born & she is now 28. 😊. I didn’t have a drink til she went to college. Just couldn’t deal w/ hangovers w/ a kid (only takes a couple glasses for me). Do what works for u 👌🏻
— Travelgal0320 (@DVSelnau) April 17, 2019
Some debated Anne’s decision to go public with her struggles.
I think this is her way of saying that she's an alcoholic but is abstaining before anyone finds out she's an alcoholic.
— ModelPatient (@ModelPatient) April 17, 2019
My exact thoughts, but at least she has the ability to quit it🤷🏽♀️
— TaiiB (@Tontaisha) April 19, 2019
I'm confused. Is she an alcoholic but she's giving up drinking until her son moves out or does her body process alcohol in some weird way that she has really weird hangovers? I don't drink so I don't get this. It seems like she's circling around admitting she's an alcoholic.
— Taisha (@SheNerdsOut) April 18, 2019
Just read an article saying "Anne Hathaway explains why she stopped drinking". Why does she need to explain why she stopped drinking?
— Karley McKenzie (@Karley_McKenzie) April 19, 2019
Others questioned Anne’s story about her five-day hangover.
Anne Hathaway said she doesn't drink anymore because her last hangover persisted for five days.
I would think that I'm dying a slow death.
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) April 19, 2019
Why do I feel as though I've been hearing about Anne Hathaway's hangovers for 32 months now
— Kala J. (@notjameson) April 19, 2019
But most recognized the important message for parents that Anne shared.
Love her honesty. Glad she recognized she had a problem and took the steps to nip it in the bud.
— 😈 (@lil_kk_) April 18, 2019
Great for you! You made an excellent choice. Moms are very special people I want you to know as a man now I appreciate every choice my mother [email protected] my brothers and I were growing up. Good for you!
— Robert (@Robert72509332) April 17, 2019
Some in recovery spoke about their experiences with alcoholism.
A yup, one has to admit it and then move on. Good girl! 14 years for me. 🙂
— lisadesanti (@lisade1255) April 18, 2019
When superstars like Anne Hathaway share their stories of struggle and resilience, it reminds us nobody’s perfect—not even the wealthy and famous.
Everyone fights their own personal battle. It’s refreshing that Anne is brave enough to be transparent about her road to recovery.