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Lisa Rinna’s Daughter Amelia Gary Hamlin Opens Up About Her Struggles With Anorexia

Lisa Rinna’s Daughter Amelia Gary Hamlin Opens Up About Her Struggles With Anorexia

Amelia Gray Hamlin, daughter of Real Housewife Lisa Rinna and actor Harry Hamlin, has opened up about her recent struggle with anorexia.

The 16 year old has a promising modelling career ahead of her and along with sister Delilah Belle, looks to be following in the footsteps of siblings Gigi and Bella Hadid.

With her dad’s brooding eyes and her mum’s famous pout, the teenager has already landed some major fashion runways and has even scored herself a billboard in the heart of LA.

But while everything may look like sunshine and flowers now, Hamlin shared an honest post on Instagram recently where she spoke about her struggles with anorexia as little as a year ago.

On April 1, Hamlin shared two photos of herself in a bikini. The first image showed the teen as she is today while the second image showed her in similar swimwear just one year ago.

Speaking from the heart Hamlin wrote: “Last year at this time there was no doubt that I was not okay. Not only physically but also mentally. I feel like sometimes people forget that just because your job involves being in front of the camera, doesn’t mean you can’t have bad days. We’re human. All of us. Instead of people ever commenting on my mental stability, people commented on my weight. Usually, when people are struggling with an eating disorder it stems from your mind, and your body is a reflection of it. I could go on and on about that time of my life, but the most important part about it was waking up one morning and deciding to stop sabotaging myself. My health, my physical health, my mental health and everything about myself. Once I got the help that I needed, shortly after the second photo was taken, I began to try to love myself for me.”

I feel comfort with finally posting something that I wish I was confident enough to post long ago. I’m getting many comments comparing my body today vs. my body last year. I think that the support from my followers has really pushed me into writing this. Anyways, last year at this time there was no doubt that I was not okay. Not only physically but also mentally. I feel like sometimes people forget that just because your job involves being in front of the camera, doesn’t mean you can’t have bad days. We’re human. All of us. Instead of people ever commenting on my mental stability, people commented on my weight. Usually, when people are struggling with an eating disorder it stems from your mind, and your body is a reflection of it. I could go on and on about that time of my life, but the most important part about it was waking up one morning and deciding to stop sabotaging myself. My health, my physical health, my mental health and everything about myself. Once I got the help that I needed, shortly after the second photo was taken, I began to try to love myself for me. I am SO beyond humbled and grateful to have the platform that I do at such a young age, and to wake up every morning with a little girl reaching out to me and telling me I am her inspiration, really makes me feel like I have a purpose. I went through this journey not for attention, not for people to pitty me, but to help. I am on this earth to help people, and I know that. One in 200 women in the US suffer from anorexia. And I want to help. The first photo, taken today is not a photo of the perfect girl. That is a photo of me, trying to figure out my body, and owing my curves that I naturally have, and not forcing myself to starve them away. I have a lot of health complications after starving myself for so long so it’s going to be a journey that I go through for a large part of my life. I still have an extremely healthy life style and I workout so hard all week to maintain my Body. Not to say that recently being diagnosed with hashimotos has also been an extreme challenge for me to balance when still getting over this part of my life, but I am getting there. One day at a time. I want to help.

She added: “I am on this earth to help people, and I know that. One in 200 women in the US suffer from anorexia. And I want to help.”

Such a brave post for Hamlin to share and a very important one at that. Too many times young girls look up to these images on Instagram and imagine that the lives of women like Hamlin and Hadid are glamorous and stress free. But no-one knows the secret battles and demons each person is facing. Instagram is a fake world where only the ‘best’ photo makes the cut and only the ‘best’ part of our lives is shared. It’s so important for young girls like Hamlin to share their struggles and give hope to others who may be going through the exact same thing and feel like they are all alone. By seeing celebrities as humans with real problems, struggles and disorders it makes us realise that their lives are no less perfect than ours!

Images: Instagram

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at https://lovechrystal.com.au and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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