Anne Hathaway explained why she won’t drink while raising her son, and we get it

The decision to drink (or not drink) is an extremely personal choice. So when Anne Hathaway recently shared her reasons for going sober, we listened. The actress first announced that she was no longer drinking on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January. At the time, she said that she plans to avoid alcohol until her son (who is three years old) turns 18, a decision she reached after a couple of bad hangovers. In the April 16th cover story for Boston Common magazine, Hathaway further explained her decision to abstain from drinking.

"I didn’t put [a drink] down because my drinking was a problem; I put it down because the way I drink leads me to have hangovers and those were the problem," she explained. "My last hangover lasted for five days. When I’m at a stage in my life where there is enough space for me to have a hangover, I’ll start drinking again, but that won’t be until my kid is out of the house."

The star of The Hustle also made it clear that her sobriety was a personal choice—one that she stressed others should be able to make for themselves.

"I just want to make this clear: Most people don’t have to do such an extreme thing," she said. "I don’t think drinking is bad. It’s just the way I do it—which I personally think is really fun and awesome—is just not the kind of fun and awesome that goes with having a child for me. But this isn’t a moralistic stance."

We 100% respect Hathaway’s decision to do what’s best for her in her life, and we appreciate her being so open about a decision that can—for better or worse—spark a lot of critics and naysayers. You do you, lady.

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