Gordon Ramsay has praised his daughter, Holly Ramsay, for opening up about her ‘battle with alcohol’ and being ‘sober for one year’.
The 21-year-old recently took to Instagram and told her followers that she decided to stop drinking as she was struggling with her ‘mental health’.
In a lengthy post, she wrote: “Today marks one year without alcohol. 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.
“I choose to take a break from alcohol because it wasn’t improving my mental health – which for me, comes first.
“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. 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.
She continued: “Alcohol and antidepressants do not mix well at all. And that is something, unfortunately, I learned the hard way.
“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.”
The celebrity chef responded by saying: “@hollyramsayy what an incredible young lady and words can’t explain enough how proud you make me feel. Love you so much. Dad.”
Her younger sister, Tilly, added: “So proud of you.”
The post has since been liked over 16,000 times and many people have taken to the comments to praise her for being ‘honest’ and ‘open’ about her struggles.
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