Lisa Rinna’s Daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin Bravely Opens Up About Eating Disorder Struggle

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So brave.

Over the weekend, one of Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin‘s daughters took to Instagram to open up about her recent recovery from an eating disorder. 16-year-old model Amelia Gray Hamlin decided it was time to discuss her personal journey as she has been “getting many comments comparing [her] body today vs. [her] body last year.”

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In order to highlight the extent of her struggle, Amelia uploaded two bikini shots, one from last year and another one taken recently. Alongside the images, Miz Hamlin bravely discussed her mental health issues and talked about how she came to terms with them. Specifically, the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star’s flesh-and-blood noted that she woke up “one morning” and realized she had to stop “sabotaging [her]self├óΓé¼┬ª[her] health, [her] physical health, [her] mental health, and everything about [her]self.”

Well said. The up-and-comer also shared that she’s recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, named Hashimoto’s disease. Intense stuff.

For Amelia’s entire statement, be sure to proceed (below).

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.A post shared by Amelia (@ameliagray) on Mar 31, 2018 at 5:57pm PDT

We couldn’t be prouder of Amelia for opening up and sharing her story. And it appears that we aren’t the only ones, as Momma Rinna made sure to sing her daughter’s praises on Twitter:

Hear! Hear!

Thank you for sharing, Amelia.

[Image via Instagram.]

Apr 3, 2018 1:50pm PDT

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