In recent years, more people, celebrity and civilian alike, have opened up about their decisions to cut back on their consumption of alcohol, or quit drinking entirely. To name a few: Tom Holland, Charlie Sheen, Elle Macpherson, Jessica Simpson, Gisele Bündchen, Jane Fonda, Lucy Hale, Kit Harington—the list goes on. Their reasons for kicking the bottle are myriad, and the options for alcohol abstinence and alternatives grow every day. “Drink less” is a perennially popular new year’s resolution, and Blake Shelton is putting it on his list for 2024.
The 47-year-old country star, who has been married to Gwen Stefani since 2021, told Entertainment Tonight about his plans for the new year.
“I haven’t managed to stop drinking yet,” he said. “Even cutting back has been hard. I mean, it’s a resolution though. And I’ll say it again right now—that’s my New Year’s resolution. To either cut back or stop drinking altogether. Let’s just say I said it.”
Shelton is set to spend his New Year’s Eve onstage, performing as part of the country star-spangled lineup of CBS’ New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash. If he and Stefani were bidding adieu to 2023 in their own home, however, things would look different than what is sure to be a loud night: “If we’re at home during New Year’s Eve, we’re probably going to bed before it even happens,” Shelton said.
Shelton is stepfather to the three sons Stefani shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale. He also owns a chain of restaurant/bars, Ole Red, which also serves as the set for the celebrity game show Barmageddon, co-hosted by Shelton and Carson Daly.
Representatives for Blake Shelton did not immediately respond to requests for comment.