19 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Eating Disorders (PHOTOS)

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19 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Eating Disorders (PHOTOS)

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19 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Eating Disorders (PHOTOS)

Celebrities are getting more honest than ever before about their struggles with eating disorders.

Take a look at the gallery above to see all the female A-listers who have admitted to battling everything from anorexia nervosa to bulimia — including the latest celeb to get emotional about her battle.

19 Celebrities Who Opened Up About Eating Disorders (PHOTOS)
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Lily Collins

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Lily Collins

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The celebrity daughter stars in Sundance 2017 fave To the Bone, which follows a young woman dealing with an eating disorder.

Lily battled real-life eating disorders as a teen, saying of the “personal” role, “Chilled to the bone but feeling so free. What a huge moment this is for me.

“Owning my past, being open, and having no shame or regrets about my experiences.”

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Snooki

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Snooki

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The Jersey Shore breakout revealed her teenage battle with anorexia in 2013.

“Cheerleading was my life in high school but it wasn't always easy for me. I started to be anorexic,” she said, explaining she was fearful of losing her spot as a “flier” to thinner teammates.

“I started eating one salad a day, and then it became, like, one cracker a day, and then it became just one grape a day. And then.. just not eating at all for three days.”

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

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In 2012, Gaga fought mean headlines about her weight with photos of herself in revealing underwear.

She captioned the moving and honest photos, "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."

The pop diva confirmed in 2014 she didn’t “have an eating disorder anymore.”

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Mary-Kate Olsen

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Mary-Kate Olsen

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The child star-turned-businesswoman sought help for her battle with anorexia nervosa in 2004.

"This is a challenge that Mary-Kate has made a decision to face," her rep said when Mary-Kate entered rehab. "This is a challenge she will meet."

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Nicole Richie

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The celebutante announced she was “too thin” in 2006 after endless rumors circulated about her weight.

“I know I’m too thin right now, so I wouldn’t want any young girl looking at me and saying, ‘That’s what I want to look like,’” Nicole said, confirming her disorder was “in the realm of anorexia.”

“I do know that [girls] will, which is another reason I really do need to do something about it.”

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Candace Cameron Bure

Candace Cameron Bure

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The Fuller House beauty began binging and purging at 19 when she was engaged and living with now-husband Valeri Bure in the foreign city of Montreal.

Cameron claims her bulimia "had nothing to do with body image or trying to lose weight but had everything to do with adjustment and fear."

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‘Girls’ star Zosia Mamet

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The HBO star gave a raw description of eating disorders to Glamour, writing, “I was told I was fat for the first time when I was eight. I'm not fat; I've never been fat.

“But ever since then, there has been a monster in my brain that tells me I am.”

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Kesha

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Kesha

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The outspoken singer checked herself into rehab for an eating disorder in 2014.

“I went to a dark place. There was a lot of not eating — and I started to think being hungry to the point of feeling almost faint was a positive thing,” she admitted.

“The worse it got, the more positive feedback I was getting.”

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Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm

Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm

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Mel C. says her status as a Spice Girl led her to an eating disorder.

"I joined the Spice Girls when I was 20 and it was an insane time. I developed an eating disorder," she confessed in 2016.

"I was in the spotlight, being photographed constantly, and I started to become self conscious of my body image."

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Kelly Clarkson

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The original American Idol winner suffered from bulimia in high school after she was denied the lead part in a school play.

“I thought if I came back and I was cuter and thinner — then I’d get the role” Kelly said in 2006.

“It wasn’t smart, and I headed straight into an eating disorder and became bulimic for the next six months.”

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Katharine McPhee

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Kelly isn’t the only American Idol who battled an eating disorder.

Katharine McPhee also dealt with one, only she faced her bulimia while on AI.

“I was bingeing my whole life away for days at a time,” she confessed of her five-year struggle.

“So when I got on the show, I said, ‘You know what? I can do well in this competition. Let me give myself a chance and just get ahold of this thing.’”

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Lindsay Lohan

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LiLo got very, very real in 2006 by admitting to both an eating disorder and drug use.

"I was sick," she confirmed after being hospitalized and getting a kidney infection.

"Everyone was scared. And I was scared too. I had people sit me down and say, 'You're going to die if you don't take care of yourself.'"

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Nicole Scherzinger

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“It is such a horrible paralyzing disease and it was such a dark time for me,” the Pussycat Doll queen said in 2014 of her bulimia.

“That’s why I can empathize so much with people who have demons and voices in their heads, who aren’t nice to themselves. It robs you of living your life.”

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Jessica Alba

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The Honest Beauty head honcho developed an eating disorder during her Dark Angel days.

"A lot of girls have eating disorders and I did too. I became obsessed with it," she said in 2005.

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Bethenny Frankel

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“I used to go out and drink and go to the deli downstairs,” the celebrity chef admitted in 2011.

“The next day, I would vow not to eat because last night I wasn’t ‘good.’ Food was my best friend or enemy.”

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Troian Bellisario

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The Pretty Little Liars star used her past struggles to urge people to support Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“With anorexia, a lot of it is presenting a front of ‘everything is okay’ as you’re slowly killing yourself,” Troian said in a PA.

“[Mental illness] is a huge issue, and I am such a huge supporter of Mrs. Clinton for so many reasons. Specifically because she’s been such a huge advocate for health care.”

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Lucy Hale

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Troian’s PLL co-star Lucy also battled anorexia.

“I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating,” she said in 2012.

“Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem.”

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Nancy Kerrigan

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Following her performance at the 1994 Olympics, the figure skater developed a serious eating disorder to cope with the attention she was receiving. 

“I would avoid food because it was something I could do. I felt like I could control that and nothing else. I don’t know why but that seemed like an accomplishment,” she told People

“I didn’t realize what I was doing. I lost a whole bunch of weight before competing because I was working out for hours. I just started shrinking. I’d put on makeup differently to sort of hide that I was wasting away."

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Sadie Robertson

Sadie Robertson

The former Duck Dynasty star opened up about struggling from an eating disorder that began while she was competing on Dancing With the Stars in 2014. 

“I struggled with an eating problem connected to a negative body image. It was dark. It was ugly,” she wrote in a blog post.  

“It was insanely difficult. It was done in secret. It was hidden. … My self-worth was demolished, and I began to lose sight of my true identity.”

She continued, “I was able to hide my ugliness on the inside, and that meant no one could call it out. There was no accountability.”

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Sadie Robertson

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The former Duck Dynasty star opened up about struggling from an eating disorder that began while she was competing on Dancing With the Stars in 2014. 

“I struggled with an eating problem connected to a negative body image. It was dark. It was ugly,” she wrote in a blog post.  

“It was insanely difficult. It was done in secret. It was hidden. … My self-worth was demolished, and I began to lose sight of my true identity.”

She continued, “I was able to hide my ugliness on the inside, and that meant no one could call it out. There was no accountability.”

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Celebrities are getting more honest than ever before about their struggles with eating disorders.

Take a look at the gallery above to see all the female A-listers who have admitted to battling everything from anorexia nervosa to bulimia — including the latest celeb to get emotional about her battle.