"Curly Sue" Star Alisan Porter Overcomes Addiction And Becomes A Successful Singer And Mom Of Two
November 12, 2018 11:01 By Mambee
Curly Sue has won millions of hearts in 1991, as the film went on. The rising star, 9-year-old Alisan Porter, took Hollywood by storm with her sassiness, cuteness, and wit! In 1993, she won The Young Artist Award for the nomination “Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture”.
It’s hard to understand how it feels to be a celebrity from an early age. And even though it may seem like a dream life, for many children stars, it becomes a never-ending battle against past success.
What happened to that cute curly little actress? Alisan Porter suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction until 2007.
Now, she is a mom of 2, and a winner of The Voice 2016. The popular singer is having a bright music career, and her own blog called LilMammas, where she first spoke of her past addiction, revealing the bitter truth to the world.
Hi, I’m Ali, and I’m an alcoholic.
I’ve been sober since Oct 28th, 2007 and I haven’t touched a drink or a drug since.
Porter explains how hard her way to sober life was. She had to learn how to live in another reality and overcome difficulties without getting high.
I was miserable and overwhelmed with life. I was heartbroken and realizing that what had always worked for me in the past was NOT working at all.
She lived in New York when she realized it was time for changes.
I felt trapped, scared, and sad and I was ready to really go for broke or get better. So, I did what every good user does and I prayed to a god I had never believed in… and then called my mom.
She had to work hard at her attitude. And when Alisan finally gave up drinking, she noticed her life was getting better. In 2012, she married Brian Autenrieth and welcomed her first son Mason the same year. Two years later, the family extended for one more member – daughter Aria Sage.
But the hardest thing she had to learn after fighting her addiction was responsibility.
Despite challenges, the could become the whole new person. In 2016, Alisan Porter rocked the stage of The Voice. She became a winner of season 10.
When she heard the verdict, her tears of joy were saying a lot – what a long and tough road she had to take to reach this point!
Sobriety offered me everything I ever wanted and never got.
Now, Alison Porter is a role model for everyone who thinks he is too weak to overcome addiction. She is a great mom, a talented singer, an amazing actress, and a strong woman!