Lucy Hale is commemorating a significant achievement in her sobriety.
Lucy Hale, renowned for her part in Pretty Little Liars, marked her first year of sobriety on January 2, 2023 in a post on Instagram. To honor the occasion, she shared a photo of a cake with the words "1 Year!" written in yellow over the lavender frosting, decorated with multi-colored sprinkles.
Hale's post emphasized the importance of self-love and shared the greatest accomplishment of her journey. Although she mostly kept her journey private, she felt it necessary to let those who are struggling know that they are not alone and that love surrounds them.
Messages of encouragement from fans and colleagues, including Shay Mitchell and Hale's former PLL castmates, have flooded in to celebrate the star's achievement.
Lily Collins, star of Emily in Paris, expressed her love and pride for someone with a heart emoji, while Mitchell also used a red heart emoji to show love.
Lucy received applause from Lili Reinhart, star of Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, who called her "amazing," while Selma Blair, actress and activist, sent birthday wishes and expressed her pride and support, emphasizing the importance of gratitude and calling Lucy "great" with a yellow heart emoji.
Demi Lovato, who has been publically open about their own struggles with substance abuse, also expressed their admiration of Hale's remarkable progress.
Last month, Lucy Hale revealed on the Broad Ideas with Rachel Bilson podcast that she has decided not to settle for a fixer-upper boyfriend anymore. She believes that it's possible to find someone who she connects with mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically, without having to settle. In the past, she has been in relationships where she tried to fix her partner, but now she knows exactly what she's looking for and won't settle for anything less. While she hasn't been in a committed relationship for years, she's confident that she'll find someone who meets her standards.
Hale's journey serves as a reminder that self-love and hope are powerful tools in overcoming addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, please seek help and support. The SAMHSA helpline at 1-800-662-HELP is always available.