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Celebrities with Food Allergies (4th Edition) November 17, 2020

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Just another reminder that you are not the only one with a food allergy! 1 in every 10 adults has a food allergy and 1 in every 13 children do as well.

Bethany Frankel (reality star, Skinny Girl founder): fish

Jason Mantzoukas (actor, comedian):  egg

Tia Mowry (actress):  parent to a child with peanut allergy

Zhaire Smith (NBA 76ers player): peanuts, sesame

Patrice Evra (Juventus Soccer player): eggs

Alex Kerfoot (NHL Avalanche player):  peanuts

Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons):  tree nuts


Jon Stewart (comedian): parent to child of celiac disease.

Sean McDermott (head coach, Buffalo Bills): food allergy parent

Alan Branch (Football Player, Patriots): food allergy parent

Elliott Sadler (NASCAR driver): parent of child with peanut allergy

Courtney Hope (Bold & The Beautiful, Actress):  dairy, gluten, corn yeast

Gina Rodriguez (actress):  blueberries

Jessica Vosk (Broadway actress): peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds, shellfish

Henri Laaksonen (tennis player):  salmon and possibly other fin fish

Daniel Robertson (baseball player, Tampa Bay Rays): pecans

Jameela Jamil (actress): gluten (celiac disease)

Justin Bieber (singer):  celery, gluten

Nina Dobrev (actress):  undisclosed food allergy

Heidi Collins (journalist):  gluten (celiac disease)

Britney Spears (singer and food allergy parent): son allergic to an ingredient in fried chicken.

Kylie Jenner (beauty mogul and food allergy parent): daughter allergic to peanuts, tree nuts

Holly Robinson Peete (actress and food allergy parent): four children allergic to multiple allergens

Jenna Fischer (actress):  sweet potatoes/yams

Mark Cuban (Maverick’s owner and Shark Tank investor): parent to a child with food allergies (tree nuts)

Lauren Conrad (reality TV star and designer): parent to a child with food allergies (dairy)

Blake Martinez (NFL player: NY Giants, former Green Bay Packer): dairy and egg allergy.

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You’re Definitely Not Alone: More Celebrities with Food Allergies September 21, 2015

Living with food allergies can make you feel isolated.  But it doesn’t need to!  With 1 in 13 people living with food allergies, you needn’t look far to have someone who can relate.  Here are a few more celebrities, politicians and athletes with whom you may have more in common than you think.


For even more celebrities with food allergies, check out Just When You Felt Like The Only One With A Food Allergy.



Malia Obama, daughter of U.S. President Barack Obama (peanuts)

Barbara Bush (peanuts)



Olympic Speed Skater, Sabine Voelker  (beef, pork, chicken)

Brian Matusz, pitcher Baltimore Orioles (peanuts)




Amanda Freitag, chef and judge on Chopped, competed on Iron Chef America  (hazelnuts)


TV Personalities:

Businesswoman, and maven of everything, Martha Stewart  (lobster)

Sports and political commentator, Keith Olbermann (celiac disease – wheat)

Supernanny, Jo Frost  (shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts)





Kerry Washington  (multiple food allergies) 

She revealed to E! News: ”Most people do not know about this but I carry an EpiPen with me almost everywhere I go because I have a lot of food allergies, like fatal food allergies, that if I eat these things, I could wind up dying in an emergency room somewhere. So I always have an EpiPen. It’s not sexy, but I’m being honest, I have an EpiPen in my bag.”


Busy Phillips  (soy, gluten)


Debra Messing  (multiple food allergies, seasonal allergies, avoids dairy)


Auggie Maturo, actor on “Girl Meets World” (peanuts, tree nuts, sesame and coconut)


Beverly Mitchell, actor on “7th Heaven” (eggs and dairy)

Kenton Duty, actor, singer, dancer  (chocolate, wheat, outgrown dairy)



Bill Hader; Formerly of SNL  (peanuts)

Steve Martin (shellfish)





Food Allergy Parents:

Actor, Steve Carell  (dairy)

President Barack Obama  (peanuts)

Clay Matthews  (peanuts)

Nina Garcia, judge of Project Runway and creative director of Marie Claire  (peanuts, tree nuts)

Senator Mark Warner of Virginia

Heather Locklear  (peanuts)President Barack Obama signs H.R. 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

Robert Kennedy, Jr  (peanuts)

Kym Whitley  (peanuts)

Holly Robinson Peete  (dairy, gluten)


For even more celebrities with food allergies, check out Just When You Felt Like The Only One With A Food Allergy.



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