Vanderpump Rules’s James Kennedy Celebrates One Year Sober: ‘Best Decision I Ever Made’

After the constant Vanderpump Rules drama over the past couple of weeks, it’s nice to hear what’s promising from the cast!

This silver lining is available in the form of James Kennedy’s first full year of sobriety. The reality star posted concerning the milestone on Instagram on Sunday, along with a picture of himself and beloved pup Graham Cracker. 

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He wrote in the caption: 

“Hey everyone just wanted to let you all know I’ve made it to my one year sober Today! Letting go of drinking was the best decision I ever made and I’m going strong. I don’t miss the booze …… I don’t miss the feeling …. I’m so grateful for everything now and life has become more beautiful in many ways. Thank you to my rock @raquelleviss for getting me here I couldn’t of done this without you my love.♥️ and thank you all for the support this past year.”

Kennedy’s girlfriend and co-star Raquel Leviss posted her own congratulatory message to IG along with a cute snap of the couple in masks. She shared:

“Today James is one year sober! Lots to celebrate but most critical is the love you show me everyday @itsjameskennedy ❤️”

James commented on his GF’s gram:

“I love you so so much ❤️”

Friends and fans alike also shared their congratulations for the news headlines, with current and former co-stars expressing their support. Scheana Shay and Billie Lee were among those commenting their pride in the 28-year-old. 

Current and former castmates commented on Raquel’s congratulatory post. / (c) Raquel Leviss/Instagram

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Kennedy had previously announced that he was nine months sober during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live in March. After host Andy Cohen shared a clip from the show of Kennedy and Leviss fighting over his drinking, he explained:

“I think because of all the drinking I was doing and stuff, I was really hiding away from my true emotions. And just blaming whatever I wanted to get out the easy way, do you know what I mean? … I have gone to AA meetings and stuff since then. I’ve really taken hold of my life and trying to change it for the better and change our relationship for the better.”

James isn’t the only celeb enjoying sober life lately — Miley Cyrus in addition has recently spoken up about her sober journey. The popstar described her “love” for the approach to life choice, but acknowledged that it’s sometimes difficult due to “that stigma of ‘you’re no fun.’” Actually, in our book it seems a lot more like all the cool kids are sober nowadays! 

We commend James on the amazing accomplishment!

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