Kyle Richards revealed that she battled an consuming dysfunction within the 1980s.
Richards, 50, made the revelation whereas in Provence, France on Tuesday evening’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” after Lisa Rinna instructed Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Erika Girardi and Teddi Mellencamp that her daughter Amelia Hamlin, 17, determined to maneuver to New York to pursue her research in diet, wellness and psychology. She additionally revealed that her household had visited “one of the best anorexia doctors” to assist Hamlin together with her consuming dysfunction.
“I feel really weird even saying anything — because I’ve never ever talked about this,” Richards stated to the group. “Not even to my daughters, which is why I’m staying quiet because I feel weird.”
Richards has 4 daughters, Farrah, 30, Alexia, 22, Sophia, 19, and Portia, 11.
“When I was younger, I had my own problems,” she added. “But I never wanted to say because I had my daughters and I never even wanted that in their head.”
“It started when I was 17,” she defined. “I was on a TV show and I didn’t like — they kept putting me in these big things. And my boobs were big when I was young and my sisters were tiny and cute.”
Her sisters are Kathy Hilton, 60, and Kim Richards, 54.
“Everybody was blonde and blue-eyed and skinny. I said, ‘I don’t like my wardrobe’ and they said, ‘Well, lose some weight and we’ll put you in cuter wardrobe,’” she continued. “People would compliment me and the more they complimented me, the less I would eat. I would take V8 juice and put it in a bowl and heat it up and that was my food. I was 99 pounds.”
The actress stated that was her behavior “for years” and there have been occasions the place she instructed herself that she would solely have “six almonds” for meals in a day.
“When I was growing up and my sisters were so skinny and all the models were, that’s what triggered all of that. But I was very self-conscious,” she began to cry.
“Lisa Rinna opened up about Amelia, who was very brave to share her struggles with an eating disorder,” she stated in a confessional. “I can’t just pretend that I don’t know what that feels like. So, guess what? I had an eating disorder when I was younger.”
“It terrified me to ever tell my children, ‘I used to have an eating disorder,’” she stated in one other confessional. “I always wanted them to have a healthy body image and I never say things like, ‘Oh, I feel fat in this’ or pointing out anything about their body. I just wanted them to be healthy.”
Whereas she got here to a decision about discussing her previous together with her daughters on the present, Richards isn’t in a greater place together with her resolution to open up on her consuming dysfunction immediately.
“I have to say I regret talking about this,” she tweeted. “I don’t want any young people getting ideas. Which is why I never discussed it before. I’m not proud. Just being honest.”