Anne Hathaway opens up about her five-year journey to sobriety

Anne Hathaway is opening up again about her journey to sobriety. In a new interview to promote her new film "On Your Mind," the actor announced that she recently celebrated five years of sobriety.

In an in-depth interview with the New York Times , Hathaway was asked what turning 40 in 2022 means to her. "I don't take it that seriously. There are a lot of other things that I consider milestones," she responded. "I don't usually talk about it, but I've been sober for over five years. This is like a milestone for me."

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the New York premiere, Hathaway said she's proud of the path she's taken to rehab. “I’m really grateful to be able to take the step that I needed to take,” she said.

Adam Shulman and Anne Hathaway at the New York Public Library on September 28, 2023 in New York City, New York. Lexi Moreland/WWD/Getty Images

Hathaway previously announced she was quitting drinking during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in January 2019, citing her son Jonathan, who was 2 years old at the time. Later that year, Hathaway and her husband, Adam Shulman, welcomed their second child, a son named Jack.

"I will stop drinking when my son lives in my house," she said at the time. "I didn't really like the way I was [drinking] and he was getting to an age where he really needed me in the morning... One day I did a school run and I dropped him off at school and I I didn't drive but I stayed Drunk, that's enough for me. I don't like that guy."

However, in a later interview with The Boston Common , Hathaway clarified that her hangover problem was more serious than the drinking itself, saying her last hangover "lasted five days" and that she decided to take care of herself while raising her son. All while staying awake. Not a "moral stance."

"I just want to make this clear: Most people don't have to do something so extreme," she said. "I don't think there's anything bad about drinking. It's just the way I do things - I personally think it's really fun and great - but for me it's not the same fun and exciting thing that comes with having a baby. Great."