British entertainer Iily Allen has celebrated two years of sobriety, after struggling with a “codependent” relationship with drugs and alcohol.
The ‘Smile’ singer shared the update in an Instagram post, writing “2 years without drugs and alcohol today!”
Allen said, “Being clean is the BEST thing I’ve ever done in my life, and I’ve done a lot of cool things.”
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The 36-year-old mother of two has spoken out about her addiction in the past, revealing that she began drinking heavily during high school during an episode of The recuperation podcast.
“I started to get my value from the attention of others and that is something that has developed until relatively recently,” he said.
“All I wanted was affirmation and praise and I didn’t even understand it then. I got it from strangers, but I didn’t really get it from the people I loved it from,” Allen added.
The singer went on to say that she began to feel “worthless” while living with various addicts.
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“All I wanted was affirmation and praise and I didn’t even get it then.” (Instagram)
After marrying her first husband Sam Cooper at age 24, with whom she shares daughters Ethel and Marnie, Allen began taking Adderall to help her lose weight.
“I became addicted to this drug because it made me invincible and I could work long hours and be all the different people that I should be at that time,” she shared.
Allen began considering his health five years ago, after turning to harsher drugs.
“I remember being in Los Angeles and thinking, like, ‘None of this performance is working anymore. Maybe I should try heroin,’” he said.
“I’d been to a scene … and I knew that when that thought popped into my head, it was time to face my demons.”
Allen celebrated 18 months of sobriety earlier this year. (Instagram)
The singer shared a photo in January showing a keychain that read “Clean and Serene for Eighteen Months” to commemorate a year and a half of sobriety.
It was something she said she would “recommend!”
Allen previously said that he lost his marriage, his home, his friends, and almost his career due to his addiction.
“I was so resentful. So angry all the time. I really felt like the world owed me things. That went on for another four years,” she said.
However, in September of last year, a day after obtaining a marriage license in Las Vegas, Allen married her second husband, Stranger Things actor David Harbor.
The couple tied the knot at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Sin City on September 10, with an Elvis Presley impersonator officiating at the ceremony.
She shared a series of photos from her big day on Instagram, as did Harbor, who jokingly referred to his new wife as “the people’s princess.”
“At a wedding officiated by the king himself, the village princess married her devoted, humble but gracious credit card holder in a beautiful ceremony lit by ashen skies, courtesy of a burning state miles away in in the middle of a global pandemic. ” Harbor captioned a photo of them outside the chapel. “Refreshments were served at a small reception afterward.”
Harbor has been sober for more than two decades.
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