Anne Hathaway Vows To Stop Drinking Until Son Is Older

By Beth Leipholtz 01/23/19

Hathaway says before she stopped drinking she had been touring rum bars on the island Mauritius, an experience she doesn't remember.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway hasn’t had a drink since October—and she plans to keep it that way for the next 18 years.

According to USA Today, the actress made the announcement on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (Jan. 22). Hathaway says she plans to stay sober until her 2-year-old son, Jonathan, is grown.  

While Hathaway has never been in the spotlight for excessive drinking or partying, she says she still feels that stopping is the right decision when it comes to the effect it could have on the way she parents. 

"I’m going to stop drinking while my son is in my house just because I don’t totally love the way I do it and he’s getting to an age where he really does need me all the time in the mornings," Hathaway told Ellen. "I did one school run one day where I dropped him off at school. I wasn’t driving, but I was hungover and that was enough for me. I didn’t love that one." 

Hathaway says before she stopped drinking, she had been traveling on the island Mauritius, with her Serenity co-star Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves. The friends had been touring rum bars and Hathaway tells Ellen that she doesn’t recall much of it.

"Wow, and how was that?" Ellen asked, referring to the travels. 

"I don't remember," Hathaway replied. "I have no idea." 

Hathaway added that while she enjoys their company, she simply couldn’t keep up with the drinking.

"They're both cool, and I just can't drink as much as them,” she said. “We drank the night away, and then I had to go to a meeting with Steven Knight, our director, the next day, and I was just kinda—have you guys ever had to do a meeting hungover? I was just kinda stumbling in with one eye open and I was trying to convince him about certain things about my character."

Hathaway says at the end of the meeting, she told Knight she was hungover. 

"He just goes, 'Oh, really? I couldn't tell,'" she told Ellen. "And then two days later we had another meeting and I showed up and he said 'Oh, now I can.'" 

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Beth is a Minnesota girl who got sober at age 20. By day she is a website designer, and in her spare time she enjoys writing about recovery at, doing graphic design and spending time with her boyfriend and three dogs. Find Beth on LinkedInInstagram and Twitter.