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Cheyenne Jackson On Maintaining Sobriety, Health During Pandemic

Cheyenne Jackson

American Horror Story vet Cheyenne Jackson says his husband Jason Landau is helping him make it through quarantine and maintain his sobriety.

“The craving for alcohol has been lifted, thankfully,” he told Page Six. “But yeah, right now, I gotta be fully on.” Thankfully, he and Jason, who met in a meeting, have each other. “We’ve both had moments where we’re like, ‘If we had a glass of wine right now, nobody would blame us.’”

But the couple are able to support each other and make it through those moments. “And then we talk it through and realize that our lives are better [without alcohol] and we find something else to do,” he said. “And it usually involves being with the kids, doing something to get your mind out of that. But yeah, I definitely want relief and it’s Groundhog Day.”

Jackson also said he’s been able to focus more on his family, his kids and his health, while also starring on Call Me Kat with Mayim Bialik and Leslie Jordon. “There are no words to express it. It has been the biggest gift of my career, especially during this time,” he raved. “I have four-and-a-half-year twins and we are homeschooling at the house, so firstly just to be on a show. Secondly, to be on a show that is just unabashedly joyful and positive. And my house is nine minutes away from the studio so I have not missed one bedtime and it is the best thing for our family right now, it’s a huge huge gift.”

Overall, this is one of the healthiest times in Jackson’s life.  “I made a commitment to myself that when the pandemic started I would work out every single day,” he said. “When I started shooting I said no matter when my call is, even if it’s 6 in the morning, I will get up and do something prior and I have not broken my word to myself and it just sets the tone for the whole day. It’s really saved my sanity and fortunately, I’ve gotten in good shape in the process.” We love to see a family thriving in tough times like these!

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