There is a growing list of gluten-free celebrities – for better for for worse. Many are turning to the gluten-free diet to feel better or manage celiac disease.
Regardless of their reasons, these celebrities share the gluten-free diet.
I think we can all agree that living with celiac disease or living a gluten-free lifestyle due to a sensitivity or intolerance can be alienating. It’s sometimes nice to know you are not alone, right?
Here is a list of gluten-free celebrities who surely would invite you, and your special “diet”, to break gluten-free bread with them:
Gluten-Free Celebrities Who Have Celiac Disease:
Sharon Stone – This A-list actress told the New York Times in March 2018 that she doesn’t eat gluten because she has celiac disease.
Mandy Moore – This Is Us actress and former pop singer revealed her celiac disease diagnosis in an Instagram post and documented her upper endoscopy on Instagram, as reported in People.com
Cedric Benson – This Cincinnati Bengals running back has celiac disease.
Drew Brees – Some sources say this New Orleans Saints QB has celiac disease, while other say gluten intolerant. Either way, he avoids gluten.
Heidi Collins – This CNN News anchor told Everyday Health she has celiac disease.
Susie Essman – This comedian told the New York Times about her celiac disease diagnosis.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck – This former The View and Fox News anchor wrote a book, The G-Free Diet, about celiac disease, a how-to guide to being gluten-free.
Gary Johnson – This Libertarian presidential candidate in 2016 confirmed he has celiac disease.
Dean McDermott – This reality TV star and husband of Tori Spelling says he only kinda has celiac (maybe that’s like being kinda pregnant?)
Keith Olbermann – This news broadcaster said in a tweet that he only “has the mildest touch of celiac” – whatever that means.
Adrianne Palicki – This actress told Men’s Health she loves receiving gluten-free presents.
Jon Stewart’s son – The comedian and talk show host says his son has celiac disease. Read about it here.
Anna Vocino – This actress and Eat Happy cookbook author has celiac disease and has been gluten-free since 2002.
Ty Dellandrea – Dallas Stars first-round pick in June 2018 has celiac disease. Read this article (and listen to the video at 3:55) to hear more about how finding out he had celiac disease, and thus changing his diet, vastly improved his athletic performance.
Gluten-Free Celebrities (following GF diet for reason other than celiac disease):
Simon Cowell (Food Sensitivities) – Cowell says he removed gluten – along with dairy, red meat and sugar – upon doctor’s orders. He regained his energy and lost 20 lbs too!
Bethenny Frankel (Wheat allergy and leaky gut) – Frankel says her unsexy diagnosis of a wheat allergy and leaky gut is what lead her to give up gluten.
Denise Richards (Hashimoto’s) – Richards says she went gluten-free to help her with her enlarged thyroid, which was first noticed by fans, and was later diagnosed as Hashimoto’s.
Patti Stanger (Hashimoto’s) – Stanger tells Richards that the gluten-free diet is what helped her managed her Hashimoto’s
Victoria Beckham (Gluten Sensitive) – This Spice Girl singer says she is gluten-free to keep trim.
Chelsea Clinton (Gluten Intolerant) – This former first daughter avoids gluten and her wedding was gluten-free too!
Miley Cyrus (Gluten Allergy?) – This singer says she is “allergic” to gluten, although you can’t technically be allergic to gluten (you can be allergic to wheat or be gluten sensitivity)
Dana Delany (Gluten Intolerant) – This actress tells Everyday Health magazine about her gluten intolerance
Zooey Deschanel – This New Girl actress says she is gluten intolerant, and avoids soy and animal products too.
Novak Djokovic (Gluten Intolerant) – This tennis star talks about how his diagnosis as gluten intolerant was a game changer.
Geri Halliwell (Wheat Intolerance) – This Spice Girl says no to anything with wheat in it.
Mariel Hemingway (Gluten Sensitive) – This actress says she doesn’t have celiac disease, but she’s gluten sensitive instead. Read her interview in Living Without magazine
Scarlett Johansson (Wheat Allergy) – This stunning actress talks about her wheat allergy here.
Debra Messing – This actress suffers from multiple food allergies and intolerances – and she says that’s why she avoids gluten.
Ryan Phillippe (Gluten Allergy) – This actor told Men’s Health about his gluten “allergy.”
Emmy Rossum – This actress says she’s gluten-free, but she does stupid things like smells bread and sticks it to her face. Not sure how serious she is about being gluten-free, but she alas is living the GF life.
Maria Shriver – This journalist talked about being gluten-free with Matt Lauer during a “Trending” session on Today, and then had an article about being gluten-free for health reasons on her blog that she has since removed. (Gluten-free for health reasons)
Jessica Simpson (Wheat allergy) – This actress/singer is allergic to wheat.
Billy Bob Thornton (Wheat Intolerance) – This actor has an intolerance to wheat and dairy.
Josh Turner (Gluten Intolerant) – This singer tweets that he loves gluten-free cookies.
Rachel Weisz (Wheat Intolerance) – This actress avoids wheat.
Dana Vollmer (Gluten Intolerant) – This athlete says going gluten free helped her win gold.
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Note: I have done my best to provide accurate list of gluten-free celebrities based on various sources. I do not guarantee the accuracy of this list.