The 56-year-old said:
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Stay strong, Jules!
However, that doesn't really seem to be the case with RHONY newbie Jules Wainstein… because not only is she broadcasting her crumbling marriage on national television, she's also getting extremely honest about her battle with eating disorders.
Bethenny Frankel and Carole Radziwill have been making fun of Jules' weight for practically the entire season… but they weren't laughing on Wednesday when the mother-of-two admitted to throwing up just three days prior!
Jules is such a welcomed addition to the cast… we really hope those one season wonder rumors prove to be false!
Ch-ch-check out the highlight from Wednesday night's RHONY (below)!!!
Take notes, Yolanda: this is how you handle an illness on national television…
Well, that's exactly what happened on Wednesday when Jules confided in Queen B that she does in fact suffer from a number of eating disorders!
While on a casual lunch date, Bethenny tried to get to know more about her costar's past when Jules admitted that despite seven years of higher education, she never actually finished college due to being in treatment so often.
Of course, Bethenny slightly soured the moment by making Jules' news about herself and her mom's battle with bulimia… but we're just hoping this means she'll stop talking crap about J in the future.
Plus, we have to give Jules credit for being so open about her issues and for doing what she can to fight the social stigma that comes with anorexia.
Ch-ch-check out Jules' RHONY reveal and subsequent WWHL appearance (below)!!!
23-year-old Maya Pillay who struggled with anorexia for years before she was finally able to get the help she needed.
At age 19, the UK native began to obsessively exercise and diet in an attempt to lose weight, and it didn't take long for things to spiral out of control.
Friends began to voice their concerns to Maya, but she insisted that she was just fine, and the conversations seemed to always stop there.
However, her unhealthy habits ended up landing her in a hospital on more than one occasion — and she eventually developed osteoporosis from malnutrition.
Maya finally reached out to her mother and was admitted to a rehabilitation program where she got the help she needed.
But along the way she realized
This woman's story makes us so happy!
Amalie Lee struggled with severe anorexia as a teen, and now she's documenting her inspirational recovery on social media.
The 20-year-old posts before-and-after pictures of her weight gain, in addition to sharing lots of images of the food she eats with plenty of nutritional advice!
She's come a long way!
Her feed is a great source for anybody who has struggled or continues to struggle with eating disorders, and is looking for help with recovery!
Amalie also provides advice and wisdom from her own experience:
"In recovery from eating disorders, there is a lot of focus on the physical part. Being ill means looking physically ill; dry skin, hair falling out and a thin and fragile frame. But guess what? Most ED sufferers are actually normal- or overweight.
For me, recovery meant going from a body seen as abnormal and unappealing by others and society in general. But for some, recovery may mean letting go of a body seen as "fit" and ideal by society, and instead embrace a higher body fat percentage. A woman might get praised for her six pack, when she is in fact eating 1000 calories a day to maintain a body fat percentage so low that she does not even have her period."
Her feed is definitely a judgment-free zone:
"Not everybody who recovers will end up on a perfect bmi of X. Mind-blowing fact: you can be healthy without looking like a fitness model, and people who looks like fitness models are not always healthy.
I am damn proud of my physical change as you can see, and I enjoy showing you my progress. But always remember that healthy is not a look, and neither is recovery.#realcovery is for everyBODY👊"
Yes! So much truth in her words!
And we're so happy and proud of her for taking the steps to be healthy again!
Follow her on IG — @amalielee!
[Image via Amalie Lee Instagram]
Howie's got some cleaning up to do!
In a world where we capture almost everything someone says on some sort of recording device, and can share it with anyone in a click of a button, we find people must be a lot more careful in what they say.
Howie Mandel is still learning that as he said something on last night's America's Got Talent that upset quite a few people.
As the fan favorite performer Stevie Starr was on stage performing his talent of swallowing random objects whole and bringing them back up in one piece, Howie tried to make a quippy remark by saying:
"You, sir, make bulimia entertaining."
As you can imagine there was an immediate rustling and reaction from the audience after he made the comment.
But Mandel recognized his mistake and made sure to do his best to make up for his boneheaded words by apologizing on air a few acts later. The AGT judge said:
This woman's bravery is an inspiration!
Jae West, a campaigner with The Liberator's International, has struggled with body acceptance and eating disorders for most of her life.
So, the activist wanted to do something to raise awareness for how common it is for people to feel ashamed of their bodies.
Portia de Rossi has struggled with anorexia and bulimia for a large chunk of her life.
Body image issues are never easy to deal with, let alone talk about. That's why it's so courageous for her to come forward and share her experiences and struggles.
The 42-year-old Scandal star has been in the entertainment industry since her first credit in 1993, but she recalls being the center of attention before that when she was a child model. She says:
"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."
This pressure continued to swell for the Arrested Development star, as she recalls: