Kat Von D is on the wagon thanks to Nikki Sixx

Oct 25, 2008 at 3:13 p.m. ET

LA Ink may have given SheKnows an exclusive clip of Kat Von D going home, but what we're most proud of is her strength to stay sober for one year.

Thanks to a Motley Crue, Kat is soberKat Von D credits her boyfriend of eight months, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Six for making staying sober for 12 months easier.

Kat tells Latina magazine this month that, "For a long time I felt like there's no God, there's no karma. Meeting Nikki was an eye-opener. He helped restore my faith in general," she says.

It seems that the LA Ink star began consuming large amounts of alcohol after her divorce from ex-husband Oliver Peck.

"I've taken an oath to be honest and open with my life. Before that I found myself drinking in the daytime, and that's when I realized that it was for function versus fun. I was gaining weight. I was hung over all the time. I couldn't remember anything. One day I woke up and said, 'I don't wanna drink anymore'."

Sixx is a recovering heroin addict and after a few months with him, Kat noticed that perhaps she didn't need to have alcohol in her life anymore and gave it up with Sixx's priceless support.

Here's that clip once again, notice how excited Kat Von D is at making the cover of Latina magazine.

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