Nobody wants their children to go through something that caused them so much pain and hardship throughout their own life, but singer Carnie Wilson fears her 6-year-old daughter may have inherited her addictive personality.
The Wilson Phillips singer, whose career is on the upswing thanks to a cameo in the hit comedy Bridesmaids, has publicly dealt with weight and sobriety for years. In a recent interview, she blames her addictive personality, saying:
"I always think I am one of the the millions and millions of people that struggles with an addiction to food. I don't know how to relax, that's my problem. I can't smoke a joint, I can't have a glass of wine, because I want 10 joints and 10 glasses of wine. That’s my obsessive compulsive and addictive behavior. I’ve really struggled since I’ve become sober."
She famously lost 150 pounds during a gastric bypass operation in 1999, but has since gained some of what she lost back, continuing to tell sources:
"I’ve had so much stress in the last year so it’s really struggle. I never hide, when I walk down the street, someone’s going to take my picture, that’s what I look like. It’s usually a sh**ty picture. I’m definitely up in weight. I’m looking forward to getting an exercise routine again. It’s like a daily decision. Am I going to eat healthy today or am I going to make some sh**ty decisions?"
The mother of two is a little scared that her 6-year-old daughter, Lola, may already be displaying signs of the personality trait she's been struggling with for years, explaining:
"I see Lola loving sugar like all the other children but I also see her pay a little more attention like when there’s a birthday party, I see her being the first in line to get the cake. I see me in her."
Ultimately though, Carnie is optimistic that she can teach Lola the value of eating in moderation and exercising regularly, adding:
"I think she’s going to be alright as long as we’re in control of this. She is an active child. The trouble is in the last year I just fell off the wagon with my exercise routine."
Watch out for more Carnie Wilson, along with the rest of her family, in the first episode of Celebrity Wife Swap airing on Tuesday this week!