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Patricia Heaton celebrates 3 years of ‘freedom’ from alcohol

“It’s July after we have a good time our nation’s freedom. Additionally celebrating three years of freedom from alcohol for me,” the “All people Loves Raymond” actress says in a video – whereas working up a sweat on a 3.5-mile hike. 

“So, simply needed to share that with you. And message me if any of you might be enthusiastic about doing that, any of you might be doing that now and want some encouragement or something in any respect. Have an awesome day.” 

Heaton, 63, has been specializing in her well being and health in recent times, together with making an attempt to swim 50 laps 4 to 5 occasions per week. She was additionally on a low-carb, high-fat eating regimen, she advised Parade journal final yr. 

The Ohio native defined she determined to surrender alcohol in 2018 as a result of she discovered she was beginning to get pleasure from it a bit an excessive amount of. 


“I miss it terribly, however on the finish of the day, I really feel higher,” she advised the journal. “I observed that I used to be wanting ahead each evening to cocktails. And if I occurred to go to lunch, I might need a glass of wine or Prosecco.”

She stated statistics present that girls who drink reasonably of their 30s and 40s can generally slip into alcoholism as they become old.

Patricia Heaton is seen in New York City, May 15, 2019. (Getty Images)

Patricia Heaton is seen in New York Metropolis, Might 15, 2019. (Getty Pictures)

“I believe it’s one thing about your youngsters leaving the home and the issues that used to anchor you might be not there,” she stated on the time. “You’re a bit bit at sea, and so that you attain for the bottle to boring the uncertainty. I sensed {that a} bit with myself. … I’ve stopped [drinking], and my life has improved considerably. My children are of their mid-20s and I’ll most likely be in my 70s by the point I’ve grandchildren. I wish to be wholesome for them.”

Heaton additionally printed a guide final yr known as, “Your Second Act: Inspiring Tales of Reinvention,” during which she wrote about taking extra time for herself and her passions as an empty-nester. Heaton’s husband is British actor and director David Hunt.

She additionally lately starred within the short-lived collection, “Carol’s Second Act,” a few mother who pursues her dream of turning into a health care provider. The present ran from 2019-2020. 

Earlier than that, she performed hilariously flustered wives Frankie Heck in “The Center” from 2009-2018 and Debra Barone in “All people Loves Raymond” from 1996-2005. 

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