Lisa Rinna took a page out of her own book and “owned it” during part 2 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion when she was asked about her own issues with food.
Reunion host, Andy Cohen, asked Rinna if she thinks her daughter, Amelia Gray Hamlin, who’s been open about her struggle with an eating disorder, “picked up” her eating habits from her.
Rinna confessed: “Probably, yeah. Do I have any food issues? I probably do ’cause I’m in this business.”
The RHOBH star went on to reveal that she “probably works out three, four, five times a week.” However, Rinna says she doesn’t believe she has an eating disorder.
She then admits that she’s gone to therapy for her issues with food in the past.
“I’m just consistent. But I’ve been the same weight ever since I was 20,” the 56-year-old continued. “But I’m not bulimic, I don’t believe I’m anorexic. I mean, we’ve talked about it. I’ve gone to therapy. I can’t blame myself, but again, I blame myself.”
Rinna also admitted that she believes Amelia had an eating disorder long before she and her husband, Harry Hamlin realized it.
“[It’s] probably been going on for longer than we know, but when you physically see it, it’s undeniable,” Rinna reveals.
In March 2018, Amelia first opened up about her eating disorder in a post on Instagram.
“I could go on and on about that time of my life, but the most important part about it was waking up one morning and deciding to stop sabotaging myself,” Amelia previously wrote. “My health, my physical health, my mental health and everything about myself. Once I got the help that I needed, shortly after the second photo was taken, I began to try to love myself for me.”
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I feel comfort with finally posting something that I wish I was confident enough to post long ago. I’m getting many comments comparing my body today vs. my body last year. I think that the support from my followers has really pushed me into writing this. Anyways, last year at this time there was no doubt that I was not okay. Not only physically but also mentally. I feel like sometimes people forget that just because your job involves being in front of the camera, doesn’t mean you can’t have bad days. We’re human. All of us. Instead of people ever commenting on my mental stability, people commented on my weight. Usually, when people are struggling with an eating disorder it stems from your mind, and your body is a reflection of it. I could go on and on about that time of my life, but the most important part about it was waking up one morning and deciding to stop sabotaging myself. My health, my physical health, my mental health and everything about myself. Once I got the help that I needed, shortly after the second photo was taken, I began to try to love myself for me. I am SO beyond humbled and grateful to have the platform that I do at such a young age, and to wake up every morning with a little girl reaching out to me and telling me I am her inspiration, really makes me feel like I have a purpose. I went through this journey not for attention, not for people to pitty me, but to help. I am on this earth to help people, and I know that. One in 200 women in the US suffer from anorexia. And I want to help. The first photo, taken today is not a photo of the perfect girl. That is a photo of me, trying to figure out my body, and owing my curves that I naturally have, and not forcing myself to starve them away. I have a lot of health complications after starving myself for so long so it’s going to be a journey that I go through for a large part of my life. I still have an extremely healthy life style and I workout so hard all week to maintain my Body. Not to say that recently being diagnosed with hashimotos has also been an extreme challenge for me to balance when still getting over this part of my life, but I am getting there. One day at a time. I want to help.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 9 reunion concludes on Tuesday, July 30 at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.
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Source: Us Weekly