“I Didn’t Eat For 10 Days” Portia de Rossi Reveals

Portia James DeGeneres, known professionally by her colleagues as Portia de Rossi, is an acclaimed actor and model, best known for her role as the witty calculated lawyer “Nellie Porter” on the hit television series Ally McBeal, along with other successful programs like Arrested Development, and the now cancelled juggernaut Nip/Tuck.

In a recent docuseries titled It Got Better, de Rossi explores the troubling side to her early modeling career, manifesting plaguing disorders such as bulimia and anorexia, which she says she began to struggle with at only 12 years old.

“I felt tremendous responsibility when I was 12 years old and I was put on a catwalk. My modeling agents had told me to go on a diet. So I didn’t eat for 10 days before then.”

In the second season of her docuseries, which had some episodes featured on Entertainment Tonight (E.T.), she further mentions:

“Everything became about what I looked like. I’m a little kid and posing, trying to be sexy and strutting around while all the other models are making fun of my bushy eyebrows. [So] when I got in the car after the event, I’d just open a bag of my favorite candy, and just put my whole head in it, and think ‘sh_t, what have I done? I just undid two weeks worth of dieting’ so then I’d vomit.”

This is not the first time de Rossi has made her eating disorders public and sought help for them. In 2010, she composed a memoir intuitively titled Unbearable Lightness, exposing her conflicting struggles with her weight and sexuality.

When consulted about her memoirs, she responded with:

“I abused my body. I had bulimia, I would use a fen-phen (A drug used as a dietary supplement). I wanted to talk about all that.”

In 2000, de Rossi courageously sought treatment for her persisting eating disorders, after dropping to a staggering 82 lbs. Then, in 2014, she checked into a rehab facility located in Malibu for one month, in efforts to alleviate her drug and alcohol abuse.

The model/actress married to the daytime television superstar Ellen Degeneres finished off the docuseries featured on E.T. with, “I erase the feelings with food, erase the food with vomiting, but you’re still left with the shame.”

0204B6660000044D-3079257-image-a-68_1431497386291 289B141800000578-3079257-image-a-73_1431499138528 289987CB00000578-0-image-m-62_1431496457933

Photo: Film magic

About Contributing Writer

AvatarThere is a ubiquitous sensation amongst those who love writing, an intangible happiness that doesn’t arise from any other form of artistic expression.

Have a tip we should know? tips@rhd.news

Uncategorized

Most Read

  1. Politics
    Antony Blinken: US Proposes Plan To Accelerate Afghan Peace Pocess
    52 mins ago
  2. TECHNOLOGY
    Albertsons introduces remote controlled grocery delivery robots
    19 hours ago
  3. TECHNOLOGY
    Chorus introduces a social layer for meditation
    19 hours ago
  4. Crime
    Muslims in Agra Vow to Stop Taking Dowry after Ayesha Suicide Case
    19 hours ago
  5. Middle East
    Pope Francis Visits Regions of Iraq Once Held By Islamic State
    19 hours ago
  6. WORLD
    Pakistan’s Imran Khan Wins Vote Of Confidence Amid Opposition Boycott
    19 hours ago
  7. U.S.
    US Senate Passes Major $1.9 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Package
    20 hours ago

Follow @rushhourdaily: