Rob Lowe celebrates his 57th birthday with snap from when he was 18

Rob Lowe turns 57! Actor shows off his timeless good looks with throwback onset of The Outsiders when he was 18

Rob Lowe is 57 and looking good as ever.

The West Wing actor celebrated another year around the sun with side-by-side photos of him now and back during his Brat Pack days in the 80s, proving his handsomeness wasn’t fading.

’18th birthday on the set of The Outsiders. 57th on the set of 911 Lonestar,’ Lowe shared in the caption, where he went on to say how ‘grateful’ he was for his ‘amazing’ life.

Then and now! Rob Lowe celebrated his 57th birthday with a flashback snap of him as an 18-year-old on the set of The Outsiders, proving he was still handsome as ever

‘In between have been amazing gifts professionally and personally,’ Rob reflected. ‘I am a grateful man.’ 

Then the host of the Literally! With Rob Lowe podcast sent love to fans, writing: ‘Thank you for the birthday wishes. Means a lot. Love you all!’ 

The relentlessly-positive entertainer has been open about overcoming addiction and how rising to fame at such a young age affected his outlook on life.

He talked about his 30 years of sobriety on NBC’s Today back in January, telling the hosts: ‘The thing that really blows my mind is, I look back at that 18-year-old in The Outsiders, and realize my kids are way way way way older than that and I would be worried putting them, now, in that position.’ 

30 years sober: Lowe reflected on his past battle with addiction as a teen idol and member of the Brat Pack in the 1980s back in January on Today

‘The thing that really blows my mind is, I look back at that 18-year-old in The Outsiders, and realize my kids are way way way way older than that and I would be worried putting them, now, in that position,’ reflected the star (seen in the  1983 coming-of-age drama)

Previously, in his book, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Lowe revealed actors on the 1983 coming-of-age drama ‘were always provided with beers’ despite being under 21, according to NPR.    

‘Nobody’s going to do a pity party or have a telethon for all the suffering 18-year-old movie stars,’ he noted. ‘I get it. Like everyone goes through their time in the barrel.’   

Alluding to his own string of events that led him to rock bottom and rehab, including a sex tape with an underage girl in 1988, he said ‘every ten years’ another rising star endures similar struggles, like ‘Justin Bieber, or whoever it is now.’  

‘You either come out on the other side of it way, way, way better or way, way, way worse,’ he reflected, before crediting ‘recovery, sobriety and therapy’ for saving his life. 

‘Nobody’s going to do a pity party or have a telethon for all the suffering 18-year-old movie stars,’ he said. ‘I get it. Like everyone goes through their time in the barrel’

‘You either come out on the other side of it way, way, way better or way, way, way worse,’ he reflected, before crediting recovery, sobriety and therapy’ for saving his life

When asked about how he has remained sober for 30 years, he said ‘you have to want to do it.’    

He explained: ‘Unfortunately no one can get healthy for their job, or for their relationship, or for their court case, or because of mom or dad, or sister and brother, they can only do it when they want to do it.’ 

Lowe shares his two sons John, 26, and Matthew, 28, with wife Sheryl Berkoff, who he married in 1991.  

The couple’s youngest child made his sobriety journey public in April, by uploading an image from his Twelve Steps program showing that he has been sober for two years.

The post comes as Rob, 56, marked his own significant milestone last year, marking 30 years of sobriety. 

Honest: When asked about how he has stayed sober for 30 years, he said ‘you have to want to do it’

Milestone: John Owen Lowe, son to Rob Lowe, took to Instagram last to reveal he has been sober for two years

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