17 Sober Celebrities Who Abstain From Alcohol Or Drugs

Stars like Jessica Simpson have opened up about why they’ve been sober for years.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05:  Jessica Simpson and Maxwell Drew Johnson seen on the streets of Manhatt...
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Jessica Simpson

In November 2021, celebrity business mogul Jessica Simpson shared an old photo of herself at “rock bottom” to mark four years of sobriety. “I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity. Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol.”

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Robert Downey Jr.

Things started to go south for Robert Downey Jr. in the mid-’90s. The actor was arrested and jailed several times for possession of marijuana, cocaine, and heroin. He couldn’t get his sobriety to stick despite court-ordered stints in rehabs. Eventually, in 2003, he kicked his unhealthy habits for good, and he credits his success to his wife, several programs, yoga, and martial arts.