Winning ‘The Voice’ was the happy ending Alisan Porter always wanted, but it took years of hard times for her to get to this exciting moment. After the big finale, the mom of two dished all about how she overcame her years of addiction to finally find happiness. Read on for the interview!
Alisan Porter’s dreams are finally coming true! Now that she’s been named winner of The Voice, it’s no doubt that she has a long and successful career ahead of her, but if she stayed on the same path she was on ten years ago, she likely never would’ve reached this point. Find out how Alisan got through her times of ‘numbing the pain’ and changed her whole outlook on life here!
“I always knew I wasn’t in a good place,” Alisan, who’s been sober for eight years, told HollywoodLife.com after the show. “I would always hear myself saying, ‘If you could just stop this, you could probably do all these things that you want to do. If you could just get off this hamster wheel of just numbing pain!’ Whatever the reason is, it was a different reason every day and excuse every day to numb yourself. But I knew that if I changed my life — like really, honestly changed my outlook on things — that something eventually was going to happen.”
The 34-year-old went through four years of treatment and meetings throughout her recovery, and finally, that “something” happened when she auditioned for The Voice and completely blew everybody away.
“I was patient and I kind of just waited for an opportunity to present itself to me, because I didn’t have it in me to go out and find it myself anymore,” she admitted. “I knew that if it was meant to be, it would fall in my lap. I couldn’t have ever imagined that it would be something amazing as this, ever!”
After weeks of incredible performances, Alisan was finally announced as the The Voice’s Season 10 winner on May 24, and she’s guaranteed us that she’d never let herself fall off the wagon and go back to that dark time in her life ever again.
“I am only here because I decided to stop using and I am not about to jeopardize that,” she told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “But I love hanging out with people who are drinking and partying is the greatest! I am totally at peace with all of that.” We could not be more thrilled for her!
Do you think Alisan was the right person to win The Voice, HollywoodLifers?