Gordon Ramsay's daughter Holly, 21, marks a year of being sober in a candid Instagram post 1

Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly, 21, marks a year of being sober in a candid Instagram post

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Holly Ramsay has marked a year of being sober in her latest Instagram post. 

The daughter of Michelin star chef Gordon, 21, shared the personal milestone in the form of a typed message with her 280,000 followers on Tuesday.

Holly spoke candidly of her relationship with alcohol, including her decision to go tee-total after reaching her ‘lowest point’ last year. 

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'Alcohol and antidepressants do not mix well at all': Gordon Ramsay's daughter Holly, 21, marked a year of being sober in a candid Instagram post on Tuesday

‘Alcohol and antidepressants do not mix well at all’: Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Holly, 21, marked a year of being sober in a candid Instagram post on Tuesday

Back in May, Holly revealed she spent three months in a mental health hospital after being sexually assaulted twice when she was 18 years old. She was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety and depression.  

The podcast host also explained that alcohol and antidepressants ‘do not mix well at all’.

In full, Holly wrote: ‘Today marks one year without alcohol.

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‘This is not something I thought I would ever say at the age of 21. However, by 21 (nearly 22) I never thought I would’ve been through half of what I have.

‘I choose to take a break from alcohol because it wasn’t improving my mental health – which for me, comes first.’

The daughter of Michelin star chef Gordon, 21, spoke candidly of her relationship with alcohol, including her decision to go tee-total after reaching her 'lowest point' last year

The daughter of Michelin star chef Gordon, 21, spoke candidly of her relationship with alcohol, including her decision to go tee-total after reaching her ‘lowest point’ last year

Updating: The podcast host shared the personal milestone in the form of a typed message with her 280,000 followers on Tuesday

Updating: The podcast host shared the personal milestone in the form of a typed message with her 280,000 followers on Tuesday

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Holly continued to explain that it wasn’t a decision ‘taken lightly’, nor is it one that is necessarily ‘forever.’ 

‘This time last year I was at my lowest and I was scared but I made a decision to take control of what I could – and that meant removing alcohol from my life. 

‘It was not an easy decision, nor one that I have taken lightly. I won’t say this is forever, but this is for now. Living without alcohol has helped me feel better and more present both mentally and physically.

Opening up: Holly continued to explain that it wasn't a decision 'taken lightly', nor is it one that is necessarily 'forever'

Opening up: Holly continued to explain that it wasn’t a decision ‘taken lightly’, nor is it one that is necessarily ‘forever’

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‘Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a year of high highs and low lows but I’m grateful I have myself the chance to work through them consciously rather mask my feelings (good and bad) with a drink.

‘Alcohol and antidepressants do not mix well at all. And that is something, unfortunately, I learned the hard way,’ she confessed.

The fashion design student concluded her message: ‘As with everything I have been through, it has been a learning experience and I feel lucky to be able to post this message today, to continue to spread awareness and break the stigma surrounding mental health.’

Close: A doting Gordon penned: '@hollyramsayy what an incredible young lady and words can’t explain enough how proud you make me feel love you so much Dad ❤️'.

Close: A doting Gordon penned: ‘@hollyramsayy what an incredible young lady and words can’t explain enough how proud you make me feel love you so much Dad ❤️’.

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Got your back: Others chimed in with their words of support, with Emily Clarkson, daughter of former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, writing: 'You have so much power ❤️❤️❤️❤️'.

Got your back: Others chimed in with their words of support, with Emily Clarkson, daughter of former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, writing: ‘You have so much power ❤️❤️❤️❤️’.

Her father was among those who flooded to the comments. 

A doting Gordon penned: ‘@hollyramsayy what an incredible young lady and words can’t explain enough how proud you make me feel love you so much Dad ❤️’.

Others chimed in with their words of support, with Emily Clarkson, daughter of former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, writing: ‘You have so much power ❤️❤️❤️❤️’. 

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Fans of Holly’s also left sweet comments, which ranged from ‘my strong lady’, ‘proud of you’ and ‘such an inspiration.’ 

Holly is the second eldest of Gordon and Tana Ramsay’s brood of five children. 

If you have been affected by anything in this article, contact alcoholchange.org.uk here or call 0300 123 1110.

Support: Fans of Holly's also left sweet comments, which ranged from 'my strong lady', 'proud of you' and 'such an inspiration'

Support: Fans of Holly’s also left sweet comments, which ranged from ‘my strong lady’, ‘proud of you’ and ‘such an inspiration’

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