Bella Hadid Reveals She Quit Drinking Alcohol After Feeling Afraid She 'Couldn't Control Herself'
Bella Hadid opened up about her journey to sobriety.
The daughter of famed model and Bravo "housewife" Yolanda Hadid admitted she made the decision to stop drinking six months ago after alcohol made her feel out of control.
"I have done my fair share of drinking," she said in an interview with InStyle. "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."
The super model, 25, said that she hit a real turning point when a doctor showed her a brain scan, and pointed out the harmful effects that alcohol had already had on her young brain.
Bella noted it became "a lot harder to pick up the glass" after seeing that.
The "Model of the Year" award winner also detailed how her decision to quit drinking affected her struggles with "crippling anxiety."
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"I don't feel the need 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," she told the outlet. "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?"
"It's kind of that moment where I have my ritual, where I'm able to just kind of be with myself," she continued. "I don't take sleeping pills anymore. When I was flying so much, that was kind of the only way I would be able to not be jet-lagged. But now I really have something holistic and it's doing something for my body every day."
This comes after OK! reported Bella had a sincere conversation with WSJ. Magazine about her mental health.
"I would have really depressive episodes and my mom or my doctor would ask how I was and instead of having to respond in text, I would just send them a photo," she said candidly.
"It was the easiest thing for me to do at the time because I was never able to explain how I was feeling," she continued. "I would just be in excruciating and debilitating mental and physical pain, and I didn’t know why."