Nickelodeon Star Ariana Grande Addresses Eating Disorder Rumors
Ariana Grande is on rumor patrol.
The 19-year-old star of Nickelodeon's Victorious and Sam & Cat, and singer of "The Way," recently tweeted, "Wrote something on my Tumblr about the rumors going around. Just didn't want you all to worry about me. Thank you. Xo."
She linked to a blog post discussing her weight loss and questions about her health.
"I don't usually like to address rumors but I felt like since some of you are worrying about me that I should take the time to write you all a little note to address this whole 'eating disorder thing,’” Ariana wrote. “First of all, thank you very much for being concerned about me but it's getting a little blown out of proportion so that's why I chose to write this."
She said she did lose "a bit of weight last year" but that's because she stopped eating junk food and started making healthy choices. "I was happy with the way I was before and I'm still happy now! Just healthier! To be honest I never really looked at myself too long in the mirror when I was younger, I just didn't care. (Which is why some of my red carpet photos are so mortifying). But the lifestyle change I chose to make last August is not and was never about being skinnier. I just wasn't taking care of myself at all."
She was eating junk food all the time and decided to drastically change her eating habits, plus she started exercising daily. "I'm eating as much as I was before just the content has changed," she wrote. "And the way I'm eating now actually helped even out my blood sugar. As some of you guys may know I've struggled with awful hypoglycemia for my whole life and it's improved a ton since I changed my eating habits."
She said she'd share some organic snack recipes on Tumblr soon. Read her full post for more, including her explanation of why she wears a red Kabbalah string.
Glad to hear she's healthy and happy and taking care of herself!