Thursday, June 27, 2019

Lisa Rinna’s Daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin Says She Would Have ‘Relapsed’ If She Hadn’t Revealed Her Eating Disorder!

Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin’s daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin publicly open up about her battle with anorexia. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills daughter explains why she decided to share her story in an emotional essay for Glamour Magazine, which was published on Monday, June 23.

“I didn’t tell anyone I planned to ‘come out,’ so to speak. Instead I took my phone down to the beach to be alone and started drafting an Instagram post — just writing it down helped me a lot,” Amelia began. “I started crying. Even for me, it was powerful to read the truth. I felt lighter.”

Amelia went on to reveal that when the before-and-after photos she shared along with her story began to go viral, her mother was initially not thrilled with the fact her daughter had shared something so personal, according to Us Weekly. “But at the end of the day it was my story,” Amelia wrote. “It was something I had gone through. I had the right to decide how and when to talk about it.”

“If I’m being honest, if I hadn’t come out about my eating disorder when I did, I probably would have relapsed.”

Amelia also comes to her mom's defense as many fans attack her on social media over her battle with the eating disorder. “It’s funny, ever since I opened up about my eating disorder, nobody really comments on my body anymore. I guess people understand that if they did, it would be pretty fucked up. (Still, I try not to read my comments very much—even a small amount of hate can really overtake the love.) Instead, it seems as though the body shamers have flocked to my mom’s comments section,” she continued. “She really gets the heat of the body shaming related to me—people tell her my eating disorder is her fault, that she caused me to be anorexic. I wish I could pull up a screen and show the world a play-by-play of my past. My mom tried to help me so much, but every time I’d just be like, ‘No, I’m fine, I’m just on a weight-loss journey.’ To have people saying she didn’t do enough hurts my heart so much. If they could only see how much I rejected her help and how much I pushed her away—it hurts me for her.”

“Her biggest advice to me has been helping me understand that I can be a role model. Every move I make, every time I eff up, every time I make a mistake, people are going to be watching. I know it’s okay to make mistakes, but I want to use my platform to help other people who are struggling.”

Amelia added that sharing her story has helped keep her accountable.

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