12 stars who battled an eating disorder Lily-Rose Depp / Mary-Kate Olsen Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Mary-Kate Olsen, Kelly Clarkson, Lily Allen - all these brave women talked openly about how eating disorder and problems with the perception of their own body prevented them from living. In our material, we have collected the stories of 12 celebs who managed to defeat the disease and get rid of complexes.
The daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis several years ago admitted that she was faced with anorexia. In an interview, the model said that she was worried about the comments about her thinness and was worried about what others would think of her. Then her parents tried to protect her from the attention of the press and did not take her to premieres or other social events.
The comments upset me because I tried very hard to deal with this problem, which arose several years ago. Everyone who has encountered this disease knows how difficult it is to bounce back, ”said Lily-Rose.
Chanel's face emphasized that, above all, she wants teenagers who, like her, are at risk, to pay attention to her recognition. According to the girl, she is growing up, working on herself and is very proud of the progress achieved in the fight against anorexia. Today she is in harmony with her body, she eats right, and she has no health problems.
The singer revealed her struggles with an eating disorder over the years in the 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana. According to Taylor herself, the disease was provoked, among other things, by some comments about her appearance.
There is always a certain standard of beauty that you fall short of. If you are thin, then you have no priests, and if you have a priest, then your stomach is not flat. This is simply not possible. It was unpleasant for me to see myself in photographs every day. I looked at my pictures, and it seemed to me that my belly was too big, then someone said that I looked pregnant. It made me starve, I just stopped eating, - recalls the performer.
On some days, Swift could eat nothing at all, on others she scrupulously wrote down everything that she ate, and then exhausted herself with hours of training. Taylor in an interview with Variety said that she had problems with eating behavior between 2014 and 2015, and now she is completely healthy. The singer hopes that her story will help someone rethink their life and think about pseudo-stereotypes.
The star sought treatment for anorexia nervosa at Cirque Lodge in Utah in 2004. There, according to the actress, she felt safe and met many wonderful people with whom she became friends. She was asked to find medications to help fight anorexia, but she decided that it was not for her, and chose a specialized institution where she could be taken care of.
Many people face eating problems as they grow up. We are all wrong. The main thing is to understand in time that you are at the line, and not be afraid to tell other people about your misfortune, - said the star in an interview with the New York Times.
According to doctors, the actress began treatment when she was in critical condition, a little more - and everything could have ended in death.
I started to overeat when I was eight years old. So I think for the last 10 years I have had a really unhealthy relationship with food, ”Lovato said.
The girl was diagnosed with bulimia nervosa. In an interview with Ashley Graham, the singer admitted that there were always people around her who dictated to her how she should look. As a result, Lovato tortured herself with extreme diets and regular exercise, which crippled her health. According to her, it was an eating disorder that brought her to the brink of life and death due to an overdose in 2018.
Now Demi leads a healthy lifestyle and wants to help people who have faced similar difficulties.
Clarkson fell ill with bulimia after a "less talented, but slimmer singer" got her role in a school musical. It happened back in high school. The star first spoke about the disease in 2007.
I thought that if I came back and became prettier and slimmer, I would get the role. It was unreasonable, and I got bulimia, she said. When I was skinny, I wanted to kill myself. I was unhappy, I felt myself turned inside out all those four years in my life. But no one cared about my emotional state, everyone was concerned only with the appearance, - she recalled.
The star said goodbye to complexes only after the birth of her daughter. The singer decided to accept her appearance, and now admits that she is proud of her body and does not intend to risk her health for the sake of imaginary beauty standards.
Portia de Rossi
In her 2010 memoir, Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gains, actress Russlightness: a story of losses and gains "the actress said that one day she went on a strict diet and consumed 300 calories a day. As a result, the star weighed only 37 kilograms! I did not make the decision to become anorexic. Anorexia crept up to me, disguised as a healthy diet and professional approach, she wrote.
It was not easy to cope with the disease: she had a serious digestive disorder, and anorexia gradually transformed into bulimia. Love helped the girl to cope with difficulties: it was then, in 2004, that Portia met her current wife, TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
I vomited after every meal. I'm not proud of it. Many people came up to me and said how great I look, that I will be on the covers of all the magazines ... But I was not happy "I wanted to be the thinnest girl in the whole world. It was very difficult. After all, damn it, I really love food!" Said the British singer Itsa in the 2010 documentary "Riches to Rags".
Lily is convinced that she has managed to get out of this vicious circle. She does Pilates three times a week and tries to eat right.
My figure still excites me, but without fanaticism. I'm a pop star, not a top model. And nothing and no one will make me feel insignificant because I am not a thin beauty, the celebrity is sure.
The singer spoke openly about her fight against bulimia in 2003. It's not about food or shape. It's just a way to deal with life. Talking about it with other people who had the same addiction helped me, ”said Geri.
After leaving the Spice Girls, the star had nutritional problems. She worried about gaining weight, felt fat, and ended up making herself sick. On the recommendation of her friend Robbie Williams, she went to a clinic in Arizona, where she was treated.
In September 2020, the TikTok star revealed that she had an eating disorder. I have always tried to use my voice when it comes to problems related to appearance, but I never talked about my own struggle with eating disorders, - she wrote on instagram.
The 16-year-old said that it was difficult for her to admit this to even the closest friends and family members, not to mention the fans on social networks. Charli D'Amelio
In August this year, the model celebrated six years since she managed to recover from an eating disorder. August 15th marked exactly six years since I dealt with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders that I had been struggling with for many years, ”she said in a video posted on the microblog.
Ireland Baldwin As a young woman struggled with many eating disorders, it took her a long time to find love and accept herself. Trust me, all the pain and destruction I've caused myself weren't worth it! The model said. Baldwin recalled how she had to run to the nearest bathroom after every meal, look for pills for digestion or run on the track until she felt wild tiredness in her legs. I read people's comments when I first started modeling, and every time someone told me that I was too tall or too fat to be a model, I ran on the treadmill for at least three episodes of Friday Night Lights. she said. Now Ireland lives in harmony with herself. She enjoys life, exercises for her pleasure, eats healthy foods and can easily afford her favorite treats.
Gymnast and Olympic gold medalist talked about her problem by recording a YouTube video in June 2020. Johnson admitted that she consumed only 700 calories in preparation for the 2008 Olympics, which led to "self-esteem problems" when she was not competing.
I passed out during practice or after training. I've had seizures. I had no energy. I didn't have a period, she said. In gymnastics, you are judged subjectively by how you look. Add to that the fact that I was a teenager who doesn't know what proper nutrition is. I've gone too far in my perfectionism, she said. Johnson gained about seven kilograms after the Olympics and started taking pills to help lose weight and speed up metabolism. I remember eating only raw vegetables, ”she recalls, noting that her body could no longer digest other food. After leaving the big sport, the gymnast hired a therapist and nutritionist and was able to return to normal life
The Orange Is The New Black star spoke about fighting bulimia in her 2020 You & I, as Mothers: A Raw and Honest Guide to Motherhood. The actress admitted that her mother "taught" her bulimia after modeling agents advised Laura to lose 11 kilograms. The girl was then only 15 years old.
My mother taught me bulimia. It started when I was 15, and lasted until almost 30. I always considered myself a strong and confident woman, but this disorder completely drained me, - the actress writes.
Prepon lost weight up to 47 kilograms, and she started having health problems. The actress explained that her mother forced her to lose weight, and the chosen method has been her "family secret" for many years. Mom started weighing me and taking measurements every morning. And then she told me: "You can eat your cake." I understood what she was talking about. This was our shared secret. She suffered from bulimia in college, and when she lost weight she met my dad. So for her, thinness was equal to success, the star wrote in the book.