Ariana Madix reveals that she’s grown in more than one way since joining Vanderpump Rules.
The Pump Rules star admitted that she had a “full-blown eating disorder” when she joined the Bravo show during season 2.
“I’ve grown in size,” she revealed on costar Scheana Shay’s “Scheananigans” podcast.
“I’ve grown in literal size, but I don’t care as much. I started the show, I feel like, with, like, a full-blown eating disorder,” she explained.
While Ariana insists she’s recovered from her eating disorder, she does admit her issues with food still linger.
“I feel like I have some tendencies toward disordered eating, but at least I’m more now conscious of it and will fight against it to be healthy,” she said. “Whereas in the past I was just like, ‘Just don’t eat, just don’t eat,’ and that was bad.”
Ariana may have kept her eating disorder a secret on the show, she has been open about her issues with depression. She’s now learned to live with the “waves” of her depression.
“I think that recognizing it as a thing and allowing it to be what it is has definitely helped with getting better or at least dealing with it as it comes in those waves, those ups, and downs,” she said.
Seeing a therapist and having “unbiased” conversations has really helped her deal with the ups and downs of her depression.
“[My depression] was probably always there a little bit under the surface, but I would fight against it so hard because I didn’t know what to call it. … Putting a name to it has allowed me to be like, ‘Right, because this isn’t me, it’s separate from me, but it’s there.’”
It’s unclear if Bravo will renew Vanderpump Rules for season 10.
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Source: Page Six