On Tuesday (Oct. 22), Kent posted about her milestone on Instagram.
“Today, I am 1 year sober,” she wrote. “This is the biggest accomplishment I’ve ever had in my life and the one I am most proud of. The moments I have had in the past year have been a blessing that I have been present for. I didn’t have that before. Today, I will celebrate my 1 year birthday because it’s exciting. It is also humbling. Because today, and every day after that, I will fight for it. But I wont give it up for anything.”
Kent’s fiancé, film and television producer Randall Emmett, publicly congratulated her in his Instagram story, People reported.
He said, “Lala Kent, I am so proud of you. One year sober, the world is a better place and you are an inspiration to everybody. I am so proud of you and your commitment. I love you and you are the most amazing woman in the world.”
He later posted on Instagram, “So proud of my Wonder Woman, your my rock and inspiration. I love you forever! Ups and downs are part of life but are together through it all. Happy one year sober birthday!!”
Last December, Kent told People that she and Emmett had decided to give sobriety a try.
Giving Up Alcohol & Pot
“We’re just kind of taking a different turn with our life,” she said at the time, noting that her anxiety had decreased and she felt healthier after 50 days sober.
In March, Kent was more open about her decision to stop drinking and smoking pot. She spoke openly about her alcoholism in an Instagram story.
“Five months ago, I came to the realization that I am an alcoholic, and I am now a friend of Bill W., which you will never know how much this program means to me [and] has given me new life,” she wrote. “I always say if you don’t have to be sober, I wouldn’t recommend it, but me—as someone who does need to be sober—being in my right frame of mind every single day is truly incredible. When I’m having the roughest day that I could possibly have, I—for once in a very, very long time—see the light at the end of the tunnel. I know that tomorrow I’m gonna be okay.”