Bella Hadid revealed why she stopped drinking six months ago. According to the supermodel, it was because she felt she couldn’t “control” herself that led her to give up drinking.
The 25-year-old A-lister told InStyle, “I have done my fair share of drinking. I loved alcohol and it got to the point where even I started to, you know, cancel nights out that I felt like I wouldn’t be able to control myself.”
A doctor showed her scans that showed the effects of alcohol on one’s brain and after that, it became “a lot harder to pick up the glass”. She also told the outlet that she intends to stay sober in the future.
“I don’t feel the need [to drink anymore] because I know how it will affect me at 3 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,” Hadid revealed.
“There’s just this never-ending effect of, essentially, you know, pain and stress over those few drinks that didn’t really do much, you know?”
Hadid also shared about her mental health struggles earlier this month with WSJ Magazine. According to her, she was “in such a weird place mentally” and it was a challenge to her to “get out of the house and put an outfit together,” especially with the paparazzi “being outside and all of that.”
“In the last year, it was really important for me to learn that even if people talk about my style or if they like it or if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because it’s my style,” she added. “When I leave the house in the morning, what I think about is: Does this make me happy? Do I feel good in this and do I feel comfortable?”
This isn’t the first time she opened up about her struggles with depression and anxiety. Last year, she took to Instagram to share, “My social anxiety was something that slowly crept up on me as I grew into my twenties. 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, so I was just hibernating between jobs.”
She continued, “With a life that is constantly pushing a social regime, along with working 13 hour days, every single day, I knew this wasn’t a sustainable life for me.”