Gordon Ramsays daughter Holly, 21, celebrates a year of sobriety
Gordon Ramsay's daughter Holly is celebrating one year of sobriety.
In a lengthy post shared to her Instagram platform on Tuesday, the 21 year old, who bravely opened up about sexual assault earlier this year, revealed she made the decision to give up alcohol during her "lowest" point last year.
Holly also admitted that the decision to ditch booze wasn't made lightly and isn't necessarily a permanent lifestyle change.
"Today marks one year without alcohol," her statement began. "This is not something I thought I would ever say at the age of 21. However, by 21 (nearly 22), I never thought I would've been through half of what I have."
Holly continued: "I choose to take a break from alcohol because it wasn't improving my mental health – which for me, comes first."
Giving further context to her situation, she added: "This time last year I was at my lowest, and I was scared but I made a decision to take control of what I could – and that meant removing alcohol from my life," the 21 & Over with Holly host confesses.
"It was not an easy decision, nor one that I have taken lightly. I won't say this is forever, but this is for now. Living without alcohol has helped me feel better and more present both mentally and physically.
"Don't get me wrong, I've had a year of high highs and low lows, but I'm grateful I have myself the chance to work through them consciously rather mask my feelings (good and bad) with a drink."
Holly went on to explain that she discovered the "the hard way" that alcohol and antidepressants "do not mix well at all".
"As with everything I have been through, it has been a learning experience and I feel lucky to be able to post this message today, to continue to spread awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health," she concluded.
In her accompanying caption, Holly wrote: "For anyone who needs this. Continue to take it day by day, as will I."
Her comments section was swamped with support, with Jeremy Clarkson's daughter Emily writing: "Well done angel. You have so much power."
Her Strictly Come Dancing star little sister Tilly Ramsay wrote: "So proud of you."
"Great advice and helpful honesty," Katie Piper added.
Holly is the second eldest of celebrity chef Gordon and his wife Tana Ramsay's five children.
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