Bella Hadid Says She’s Not Drinking Alcohol Anymore

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Next time someone judges you for not drinking at a party, tell them this: You’re just following in the footsteps of vaccinated supermodel Bella Hadid, who apparently hasn’t had a drop of alcohol in the past six months.

The model opened up about her new sobriety during a recent interview with InStyle. “I have done my fair share of drinking,” she said. “I loved alcohol and it got to the point where I even started to, you know, cancel nights out that I felt like I wouldn’t be able to control myself.” This isn’t the first time that Hadid has spoken about the negative effects of drinking socially. In an Instagram post in September, she opened up about how growing social anxiety made drinking a fixture of her social life. “It got harder for me to go out without having one drink to calm my nerves, which made me not want to go out at all,” she wrote in a post announcing her partnership with Kin Spritz, a brand of nonalcoholic beverages that essentially claim to be supplements in a can.

Speaking with InStyle, Hadid actually credited her new alcohol-free life to Kin Spritz, specifically a flavor called Lightwave, made to relieve stress. “I drink this when I have crippling anxiety and I can’t leave my house, or when I’m not gonna drink alcohol but still want to loosen up and be able to speak to people and socialize,” she explained.

As for the future, the model said she doesn’t think she’ll ever go back to drinking, in part because she realized how it perpetuated a cycle of “pain and stress” and even caused more anxiety. “I don’t feel the need because I know how it will affect me at three in the morning when I wake up with horrible anxiety thinking about that one thing I said five years ago when I graduated high school,” she said. Hey, whatever keeps you from second-guessing any high-school interactions is good in my book!

Bella Hadid Says She’s Not Drinking Alcohol Anymore