Jason Bateman gives up booze

Jason Bateman and wife, Amanda Anka BatemanHancock star Jason Bateman says he hasn’t had a drink in four years because his wife didn’t like his habit. He says, “I’ve spent all my fun chips and now I’ve parked my drinking boots in the closet. I haven’t had a drink in four years. There wasn’t any real specific bottom to it. I was just ready to graduate from adolescence and try my hand at being an adult. And, quite honestly, the woman I was in love with was not really that tolerant of it, so I turned it off.” Bateman and his wife, Amanda (Paul Anka’s daughter), have been married for seven years. They have a 21-month-old daughter. To watch Bateman’s latest interview with Tribute, click here.

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  1. tammy • June 26, 2008 @ 12:08 PM

    I wonder if he went to rehab…but no seriously good for him…it’s hard to kick a habit…I personally quit smoking after 7 or 8 years and haven’t touched a cigarette in 2 years…so ya can be pretty hard…

  2. Nancy • June 26, 2008 @ 2:38 PM

    Good for him. I smoked for almost 25 years and quit ‘cold turkey’ a year and a half ago. Haven’t craved it since.

  3. Anonymous • June 27, 2008 @ 12:48 AM

    He sure looks like Gerard Butler!

  4. liam • June 27, 2008 @ 2:20 PM

    great!!!! there are too many drunks in the world already and im glad thousands are trying to quit every day (and i think he looks like Charlie Sheen)

  5. tributegirl • June 27, 2008 @ 6:09 PM

    Good for him, choosing love over alcohol! Many of them don’t make that same choice, but it was definitely the right one. I know it couldn’t have been easy for him, but he obviously knew which of the two choices was best.

  6. Poppa John's in Exile • June 27, 2008 @ 9:43 PM

    “He spent all of his fun chips”….
    Typical of a situation that ends in marriage….

  7. Anonymous • July 1, 2008 @ 9:42 PM

    He looks like me.

  8. Jo-Anne • July 2, 2008 @ 8:06 AM

    I’ve always liked him and am happy to hear a story like this – hope he continues to be strong and stay on track

    I understand how smoking can be a very hard habit to break, never been one myself but can sympathize with those trying to break the habit. Keep on trying, you can do it, if you want it bad enough…..

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