Multiple studies and reports have noted the increase in alcohol sales during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but Jessica Simpson isn't helping to fill those beverage companies' coffers.
On a recent episode of SiriusXM's "The Jess Cagle Show," the fashion mogul said it's been rather easy to maintain her sobriety while constantly staying at home.
"People are like, 'Don't you want to drink during this pandemic? Oh my god, aren't your kids driving you crazy?'" she said. "I'm like, 'No, I do not want to drink.' Like, I have not wanted it."
Jessica quit drinking three years ago.
"I feel like that's a big blessing," she said. "Once I surrendered and gave it over, I never looked back — and my husband did it with me, so that support was amazing."
Earlier this year, Jessica opened up about her struggle with alcohol in her memoir "Open Book." On the podcast, she elaborated on her decision to get sober, noting that her kids — Maxwell, 8, Ace, 7, and Birdie, 1 — were a motivating factor.
"I did make a huge shift in my life," she said. "I was at that point in my life where my kids were growing older, and they were watching every move that I made. I just really wanted clarity."
Alcohol, she said, severely clouded her judgment.
"I thought it was making me brave," she said. "I thought it was making me confident, and it was actually the complete opposite — it was silencing me."
She added of her decision to ax alcohol, "It takes a lot of courage. I can promise anyone on the other side of that fear, that courage is so beautiful, and it's one of the most rewarding things and decisions I have ever made in my life."