…Along came a list to keep you company!  Celebrities, athletes, politicians, and musicians are just like us: they are allergic to a whole host of food, carry auto-injectors, and are parents raising food allergic kids.


My son, a huge football and tennis fan, feels so bonded to and empowered by Jerome Bettis, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Drew Brees because of their allergies.  Maybe this list of celebrities with food allergies will inspire someone you know with an allergy, too!



John Grisham (Red Meat)

Sarah Vowell (Wheat)


Owner of the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards, Ted Leonsis (Peanuts, Tree Nuts)




Former U.S. State Lieutenant Governor Jane Swift (Wheat)

Former First Daughter Barbara Bush (Peanuts)



New Orleans Saints NFL quarterback Drew Brees (Wheat)

Superbowl Champion NFL Steelers player Jerome Bettis (Peanuts)

#1 Seat Men’s Tennis player Novak Djokovic (Wheat)

Freestyle aerials champion Steve Omischl (Peanuts)

Washington Capitals NHL player Tom Poti, defenseman (Peanuts)

#1 Seat Women’s Tennis player Serena Williams (Peanuts)

Green Bay Packers NFL player, James Starks (Wheat)

Vikings NFL player, Adrian Peterson (Seafood)

Indy 500 Racecar driver Alex Tagliani (Tree Nuts)



Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Wheat)  



TV Personalities:

Host of The View Elisabeth Hasselbeck (Wheat)

Personal Finance Guru Suze Orman (Eggs)

Host of News Program: Keith Olbermann (Wheat)

Journalist and first daughter, Chelsea Clinton (Wheat)

TV Personality Carol Vorderman (Wheat)



Singer Kelis (Peanuts)

Singer Clay Aiken (Mint, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Mushrooms, Chocolate)

Singer from the Spice Girls:  Geri Halliwell (Wheat)

Singer from Franz Ferdinand: Alex Kapranos (Peanuts)

Singer (Spice Girls), Actor and Fashion Designer, Victoria Beckham (Dairy)

Singer Miley Cyrus (Cinnamon)




Drew Barrymore (multiple food allergies including Garlic and Coffee)

Jessica Simpson (Cheese, Tomato & Wheat)

Billy Bob Thorton (Wheat)

Rachel Weisz (Wheat)

Orlando Bloom (Dairy)

Heather Braverman (Peanuts)

Zooey Deschanel (Dairy, Eggs, Wheat)

Emmy Rossum (Wheat)

Halle Berry (Shellfish)

Fred Armisen (Avocado, Walnuts, Apples, Eggplant, and Melons)

Carrie Brownstein (undisclosed)

Peter Michael Marino (Wheat)
Amanda Donohoe (Wheat)

Joshua Jackson (Peanuts)

Susie Essman (Wheat)
Jennifer Esposito (Wheat)



Steve Martin (Shellfish)

Ray Romano (Peanuts)



Rachel Hunter (Dairy)


Food Allergy Parents

Actress, Julie Bowen

TV Personality and Entrepreneur, Kourtney Kardashian

Country Star, Trace Adkins

Celebrity Chef, Ming Tsai

Actress, Heather Locklear

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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