Cody Simpson says he & Miley Cyrus have both been sober for four months

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson step out for a morning coffee at The Oaks Gourmet

CB tends to talk more about addiction and sobriety, but as many of you know, I am also clean and sober. I didn’t go through any program – although sometimes I wish I did – I just decided one day that I had enough. My thing was that I used to drink by myself, and I wouldn’t know when to stop. I have an addictive personality. I know that now. It feels good to know that I could stop drinking cold turkey before it turned into a much bigger problem. It also feels good to just not have to deal with all of those empty calories, booze puffiness and hangovers. I stopped drinking for my health and well-being overall.

I have compassion for other people with addictive personalities, and I tend to “diagnose” that “addictive personality” thing in celebrities often enough. For example: Miley Cyrus has a very addictive personality. She has abused drugs and alcohol, but really, I think the biggest thing she’s addicted to is fame, to attention, to being looked at and talked about. So much of her drama stems from that. So… this story is interesting. Cody Simpson basically spoke about replacing alcohol with the “high” of being with Miley.

Sobriety has left Cody Simpson on a natural high. On Monday, the Masked Singer Australia winner, 22, updated fans about his journey, writing that he was now “4 months sober but still stoned” on his Instagram Story. His note came just two weeks after Simpsons’ girlfriend, Miley Cyrus, also spoke out about her sobriety — saying in an Instagram Live stream that she too had hit the 4-month mark.

“It’s the best I’ve ever felt,” Cyrus, 26, revealed in October, according to ABC News. “I’m radiating.”

Last month, Simpson said on The Kyle and Jackie O Show that he and Cyrus were both sober — something that bonded the pair early on in their relationship. “We keep each other in a good place,” Simpson said. “That’s what’s really healthy about it and I think that’s the first time I’ve had that in a relationship. We’re very, very much on the same page.”

The star also gave more details about what inspired him to get sober. “I haven’t had a drink in a while,” he continued. “I actually stopped drinking the day I started filming The Masked Singer. Everything since then for me has just been going great, so I kind of owe it all to just being really efficient and sharp. I won the show so it much have worked!’

Simpson went on to explain that his drinking, previously, was “not excessive.”

“I wasn’t, like, an alcoholic,” he clarified. “I would go out and party, but it wasn’t crazy. It was just enough that I would occasionally feel like it was affecting my productivity which, I just hate that feeling.” When asked if he had plans to ever drink again, Simpson admitted that he was unsure. “I can’t say … as long as it feels good, I will [stay sober],” he said. The singer also revealed that Cyrus felt the same way. “She doesn’t have plans either to touch it again,” Simpson said.

[From People]

First of all, Miley spent the first weeks of her split from Liam Hemsworth pushing stories about how Liam partied too hard and too often. And… she was only, like, weeks sober at the time? That’s so weird. Basically, Miley and Liam probably used to get high together and have a few beers and then she was suddenly over it and she blamed him for being a “partier.” As for Cody feeling like being with Miley is a natural high… it probably is. Addictive personality attracts addictive personality. Sometimes, you don’t deal with the addictive need until you get to the root of that compulsion. It feels like Miley and Cody have just replaced the drugs & alcohol with each other. And that’s not the healthiest thing either.

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  1. Megs283 says:

    What does “sober but still stoned” mean…?

  2. Michael says:

    This will not end well for either.

  3. Livethelifeaquatic says:

    I really doubt she is sober but whatevs

  4. Marcela says:

    Based on her appearance and erratic behavior, I don’t believe she is sober. She is very careful about saying she is sober as far as drinking. People like Miley will talk the recovery talk game for attention but they still do hard drugs. She isn’t fooling anyone. She doesn’t look healthy.

    She constantly compares Cody to her “other relationships” and brags she has “never felt better”, she is “radiating” which we all know she is meant as a slap in the face against Liam. She is not over him if she is still constantly making comparisons to him and crafting this narrative she is happier than ever. She is still a mean girl and I don’t believe she is sober at all .

    • FHMom says:

      We all know addicts lie, and I think he’s lying, at least where Miley is concerned. Her behavior does not say clean and sober.

  5. T says:

    I think if someone comes out to say they’re sober, that’s brave and wonderful. I’m not a doctor or addiction specialist by any means, but her behavior and appearance sometimes is worrying and makes me have doubts. I hope they’re both healthy.

  6. Lightpurple says:

    Is either one of them planning a concert tour? It can be difficult to get insurance or book some locations if businesses think there is high risk of cancellation due to drink or drugs. Miley’s not likely to do a club tour; this could all be an act so she can book large venues. Of course, everything is an act with her.

    • smcollins says:

      “Of course, everything is an act with her.”

      And that, in a nutshell, sums up all anyone needs to know about her. Nothing about her is genuine, it’s all about what gets her the most attention. And when all her little antics with this Cody guy stops getting her the attention she wants he’ll be gone in the wind, replaced with some other form of attention-seeking behavior (most likely with another “partner”).

  7. TheHeat says:

    I’m about to really show my age here, but…does anyone else remember the Kate Moss-Pete Doherty days? I’m getting the same kind of spirally vibe from Miley & Cody.
    Good for them on their current state of sobriety, but I fear it will be very short-lived.

    • MariaS says:

      Sure do. Yep, same vibes.

    • antipodean says:

      I also remember the “Kocaine Kate” days. It was all really quite sad, with both her and Pete looking one step away from the grave. Kate seemed to get better, but I haven’t heard anything about Pete in an age. Is he still above ground?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        He’s still above ground, making music, and getting in trouble.

      • CherHorowitz says:

        As someone who used to be obsessed with pete (yes, really), i think he’s living france and ocasionally starring in small films? I would imagine not at all sober, but thats what I’ve read he’s doing.

      • antipodean says:

        Thanks for the update, you two. He always was a bit of a lost cause, and I think Kate had her bit of rough and moved on, he didn’t seem to be so lucky poor chap.

  8. Esme says:

    “radiating” doesn’t sound healthy at all, sounds like nuclear fallout :D

  9. Christina says:

    In another post, some CBs commented that, based on their experiences with diagnosed family members, mentioned that maybe Cyrus is dealing with a type of bipolar or personality disorder. She is in the age range where that starts to show. It would explain why she blames Liam for using drugs while she supposedly was sober and still manic.

    A neurologist once told me, because of my daughter’s head injury, that head injuries can bring out problems that biology planned to have manifest later. He said that a lot of disorders manifest in the brain in the mid-twenties. He suspected that my daughter had epilepsy, but the seizures turned out to be two concussive incidents, and she didn’t tell us about me because she was a little girl trying to protect her dad.

    If Miley acts more “normal” now, maybe that’s not it. Maybe she is just a selfish person who grew up coddled in the business. But, if she’s been sober for 4 months, maybe she has a health/personality disorder that’s now manifesting. We will see.

    • Alexis says:

      Please stop armchair diagnosing people.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        I know, right? I’m actually a psychiatrist and I rarely weigh in on someone’s mental health issues because unless you treat them, it’s hard to tell from their behavior, especially when one is as performative as Miley Cyrus. Not everyone wears their pathology as clearly as, say, Trump.

  10. Mrs. Peel says:

    I think little miss illiterate meant to say she is ‘radiant’.

  11. DS9 says:

    Miley is the definition of an unreliable narrator.

    I do wonder if she’s struggling with borderline personality disorder but certainly I’m no authority and there’s no way to know what’s really going on with a person regardless of what they put out there.

  12. Tez says:

    I have heard of “dry-drunk” before – someone who is not using but hasn’t put any of the work into being sober. 12 step programs aren’t for everyone but in my experience the steps help you process your addiction.

    • Skipper says:

      Absolutely – it’s a real ‘thing’. My mom is a dry-drunk. She has been sober for 6 years after 40 years of chronic alcoholism – and she quit cold turkey with zero AA assistance – HOWEVER, her behaviour has not really changed that much, unfortunately. She is still toxic and continues her same patterns of behaviour, but now without the booze. From witnessing this, I see more than ever the benefits of going through 12 steps to actually address one’s issues. I give her some credit for getting sober on her own and staying sober, but when the behaviour is still virtually as toxic as when she was drinking… it’s extremely frustrating.

  13. frizz says:

    She can’t be alone can she?

  14. jenner says:

    I give this another month, tops. Newly sober, and newly in a relationship is a big no. They both seem incredibly desperate and immature, and their fake high can only crash

  15. Socks says:

    Wait, she was claiming to be sober for awhile a few months ago??
    As someone who is sober from all drugs and alcohol nothing bothers me more when people claim to be “sober” but still smoke pot. Or not do coke but still drink. 🤦🏼‍♀️

    • Jensies says:

      I guess that doesn’t bother me as much. People aren’t necessarily dependent on all things equally. There are certainly people who can have a very casual relationship with weed or mushrooms or whatever that can’t touch hard alcohol because it wrecks their lives. I think Miley and this famewhore relationship have bigger issues, just saying that not everyone needs to be sober from every substance to be able to be healthy in their own sobriety.

    • Erinn says:

      I always thought sober meant not drinking, specifically. I think it started being used more and more for all substances, but I was always under the impression that someone could be technically sober, but still use marijuana, or whatever.

  16. Jadedone says:

    The best thing to happen to this guys career is this relationship.

  17. westcoastbestcoast says:

    Literally, nothing to say but “Sure, Jan”.

  18. Abby says:

    This all sounds so healthy.

  19. Zazu says:

    I sometimes find it frustrating awhen people who did not have an addiction talk about recovery or sobriety. They are making a lifestyle choice, not overcoming a challenging disease. Now maybe they were both problem drinking but not alcoholics … I don’t know, so maybe the language is appropriate. But cutting out alcohol so you reduce your calories or wanting to stop partying so you can be productive on the weekend just isn’t the same as going through withdrawal, managing cravings, admitting your addiction, going through the 12 steps (if that’s your recovery process) etc.

    • The Hench says:

      Quite agree. Not only frustrating but inaccurate and self-aggrandising. But simply saying that they gave up drinking out of choice simply doesn’t have enough DRAMA!! for these two.

      Not to mention that taking drugs whilst claiming to be ‘sober’ is like wanting praise for being on a strict diet when you gave up chocolate biscuits but are still eating your own bodyweight in ice cream.

  20. Boxy Lady says:

    This makes me wonder if that line from her song “don’t want the whiskey and the pills” or whatever was really about her and not Liam. Perhaps since everyone interpreted it as being about Liam, she didn’t bother to correct it so that he could look as bad as possible.

  21. Lady says:

    Current weed is incredibly hard to quit. No one thinks weed is addictive…until they try to stop. So, to me, you aren’t sober if you smoke.

  22. Annie says:

    I have a friend who is exactly like this. She’s an alcoholic and a sex and love addict. Relationships are a fix for her too. She’s never single. She and her creepy boyfriend have this really gross dynamic where they’re incredibly toxic to each other, he cheats a lot and they get high and drunk together every day. She even quit her job for over a year and all they ever did was party and watch Netflix all day in bed.
    I don’t like how Miley paints Liam as a trainwreck when we know how she is and we know this sobriety won’t last. She needs rehab. She always needs rehab but she downplays her problems. “It’s just pot! Pot is good.” Pot in large quantities is bad especially when you mix it with pills and booze. It was never just a little pot.

  23. Nickin says:

    This guy is 22 years old, she’s 27. He’s still going to party a lot. This is a rebound.