In case you missed it, Oprah had on Ellen Degeneres' wife Portia de Rossi, who opened up about her eating disorder.
At her lowest of 82 ibs
At her best! the day she married Ellen!! :)
I couldn't help but be fascinated by her story.
Portia, (who's "real" name is Amanda Rogers) began her battle with weight when she landed the role on Ally McBeal. I couldn't help but recall how much scrutiny Calista Flockhart got for being SO SKINNY on that show. I never knew Portia was the one with the actual eating disorder! I had heard all about her co star (former Melrose place star Courtney-Thorne Smith) leaving the show because of the network pressuring her to lose weight. It's no wonder Portia went through what she did!
Here is a clip from Oprah.
I went out to buy her book, "Unbearable Lightness." I hope to start reading it this weekend.
Also picked up People on my way to the check out counter at Barnes and Noble when I saw she was on the cover!
I can't help but recall all the famous celebs that have suffered from this. I remember being a small girl, and hearing how devastated my mom was when a singer she liked, Karen Carpenter, died from anorexia. If you don't know who the Carpenters are, google them! They were famous in the 70s!
I remember reading an article that her brother shared with a magazine about how his sister's eating disorder all started. All because some girl from the music industry suggested her to lose a few pounds to better her "image" in the music industry.
DISGUSTING right!?!?! Who gave them the right to say such things!?!!? GRRRRR!!!
Growing Pains, Tracy Gold.
Mary-Kate Olsen. Let's get real people. Why else does she wear such hideous clothes that are 5 sizes to big for her? she hides it well.
I think this one is the latest celeb in denial about her "problem"
Do celebs think we, the people can't see? ANYONE who is FIT and in shape can clearly see this ISN'T fit or being in shape! Her face is gaunt and larger than her body! her arms look disgusting. She is well boney. Perhaps they do this to give us something to talk about.
Susan Dey from The Partridge Family.
There are TOO MANY to list them all. it's sad.
Maybe I feel drawn to Portia's story because I feel, that every girl in their own way, even if they are a size 4 like
What do you think?