Here's Why Anne Hathaway Is Done With Drinking For Good

Many parents look forward to a nice glass of wine after a long day with little kids. But for actress Anne Hathaway, who is now a mom of two, drinking alcohol and parenting does not go hand in hand. The star, who is married to Adam Shulman, announced in 2019 that she was giving up booze until after her first son, Jonathan, then a toddler, was grown up.

"I quit drinking back in October ... for 18 years," Hathaway announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show the following January (via Us Weekly). She went on to explain, "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 morning."

As the Oscar winner would go on to share, it isn't so much the drinking that was the issue for her, but the resulting hangover. As she told DeGeneres about one incident, "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."

Anne Hathaway doesn't think she had a problem with drinking

The actress revealed in October of 2020 about her second son, "Now I have a beautiful almost-11-month-old boy" (via ET Online). Her son Jonathan is now 4, and as Hathaway shared about the brothers, "Now Jack's big enough to wrestle with, and that's brought a new element to their relationship that's really cute."

Meanwhile, in 2019 the 38-year-old told Boston Common more about her decision to abandon alcohol for the time being, clarifying, "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."

Apparently the star's hangovers are pretty intense, with Hathaway explaining, "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." She went on to note, "But, I just want to make this clear: Most people don't have to do such an extreme thing. 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."