Friday, August 06, 2021

Sanaa Lathan Explains Why She Had to Stop Drinking

Three years ago actress Sanaa Lathan was rumored to have bitten BeyoncĂ© on the face at a Hollywood party [click here if you missed that]. 

In totally unrelated news, this week Sanaa admitted she stopped drinking exactly three years ago...

Sanaa tells People Magazine
"I stopped drinking about three years ago. Alcohol was not going well with me physically. Just, it was not working anymore. It affects everything, and that's part of the reason why I stopped, because even if you're going out a couple of times a week and you're drinking, it was starting to affect me throughout the week. It wouldn't be necessarily a hangover, but it definitely dimmed my energy. I didn't feel as good. It was affecting anxiety."

27 comments:

Unknown said...

I completely understand it. I'm about to stop smoking weed lol smh. And I used weed to stop drinking alcohol. I definitely think once you reach a certain age (30s to early 40s) you start to notice an increase in stress, anxiety, and anger. You become quick tempered and anxious suddenly and can't understand how you got from zero to life in prison lol smh. I understand.

I just wish black women had more therapeutic options available to them when trying to stop drinking / smoking / drugs. We (black women) struggle daily with racism, microaggressions, familial dynamics and responsibilities - and that's BEFORE we step into an office or our work duties. We utilize substance abuse more than any other demographic because we have more weight and stresses to carry smh.

I'm glad she's on a sober road now. I've done far worse things than bite someone when under the influence lol.

Anonymous said...

Always been a enigma to me, this woman....she had a good run, but then??? Always preferred Regina Hall over her anyways....
Guess once you fuck with married men, karma comes for you....

Anonymous said...

Totally understand....alcohol definitely depletes your energy..I stick to my sativa....

ms mac said...

Good for her. The road to recovery is fraught with many temptations. Hopefully she stays on track.

Anonymous said...

Black women do have therapeutic options available to them. You have to do the work and seek them out. I, myself, am a black woman and in recovery who was tired of being tired and sought out freedom from active addiction to weed, alcohol and any mind-altering substance. The bases of addiction is a lack of self love, worth and a belief that you do not deserve to have good in your life, regardless of the material items you may or may not possess. Being honest, willing to change and having an open-mind are the keys to discovering self-love and releasing the past (which includes addictions). Its possible for everyone regardless of race or gender.

Anonymous said...

Your realty changes and puts you in a fog. Stay on a holistic life style. It's healthier. Live life on life's terms.

Anonymous said...

Get therapy. It really helps.

Anonymous said...

@9:05 You funny as hell, lol!! Try Qi gong. (There are loads of videos on YouTube.)It's a energy cultivating practice from China. It works miracles for the body mind connection.
I did it for a week straight and never had the same taste for alcohol. Start smoking a lower THC weed. Blue Dream is a healer.

Anonymous said...

I quit smoking weed when I got pregnant.And now I don't have the desire to start again. So glad. It definitely was diminishing the quality of my life and relationships. Alcohol is even worst. No good for women.

Alma's Daughter said...

Good on her. And so glad she did it without announcing it three years ago. Good luck to her.

Gg57 said...

Lmaooo how do you know she fcked a married man.

"Sanaa's pussy" is that you?

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

9:06 AM
You and me both. Although I was not an alcoholic I did enjoy knocking back a few tequila's, and felt ready to rumble lol, now that I work for myself from home I do take a couple shots every now and then. My ass ain't 20 down tequila shots and fighting equally drunks girls in a club. It's good she recognized the problem and sought to deal with it, can't go around biting Bey in the face, you know her Mama a witch as is Solange too.

Anonymous said...

@11:20 - google it. Streets been talking about her and Denzel....years ago....

Unknown said...

@12:54

They call it te-kill-ya lol...some folks don't handle dark liquor well...and some can't handle my personal favorite Tanqueray Gin lol.

Nimibabe100 said...

Positive TEA...

Kupcakeshay said...

I have noticed this myself, so I have def scaled back on drinking, even tho I was not a weekly drinker anyways, I just don't like how I feel afterwards, the anxiety not being able to fall asleep.

Unknown said...

@2:35

Try melatonin. It's healthy and herbal and will help you sleep. Or, weed lol.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

2:35 PM
Valerian root by Nature's Sunshine. Ever since I hit menopause 5 years ago, I have never gotten a full nights sleep. Tossed and turned the entire night. 5 years straight, I was given hydroxcine by my Dr. It helped, but I wanted a more matural alternative, I tried melatonin, did not work for me. I got a bottle of valerian root, I slept the entire night. I almost forgot what sleep felt like.

Gg57 said...

@ 129

Sis I know all about the "tea" you girls get from Lipstick Alley and Mediatakeout... No need to google anything. My original question remains.

chevychick said...

Man, don't his parents get a lil nest egg, I mean just on general principals. If not for him there wouldn't be a Kebe for her. Maybe she did give them something, I don't know.

Lynny said...

1:29 there was also that vid of her kissing Montana. Whenever I bring it up on LSA her cleaners come out and deny it. But Puff had posted the vid and her and Montana were mighty comfy and it was on different blogs.. maybe that was a blame it on the alcohol situation too.....

Anonymous said...

So what she was kissing Montana? Was he married too? No! So how is that related to the rumor about Denzel? Now you just sound like a hater.

Unknown said...

Side note: I just had a random memory of Sanaa shaking her ass in front of Kobe B like almost 20 yrs ago. I ain't saying Sanaa is a hoe / homewrecker lol she just got home / homewrecker tendencies - I guess back when she was on the sauce.

Lynny said...

9:42 shut the entire fuck up. Noones a hater. Just stating a fact. She was kissing Montana!
Denzel I have no idea about nor was I relating them. I'm talking about a whole other incident with her behaving hoe like ok???
Why R you mad?
Sanaa is that you??? :)

Anonymous said...

@1129

Did Sanaa curb you at the car wash hun? You wasnt gonna get the panties kid. Get over it

Unknown said...

I commend anybody who gives up drinking and smoking weed. Health is truly wealth. Most do it for stress and anxiety but liquid Magnesium, German Chamomile, Complete B vitamin complex and a good diet change works wonders

Trice said...

3:10 you forgot vitamin D3 and K2...

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