It is never easy to open up about ones life, especially when you are in the public eye. I think that we’ve all learned that just because it seems like someone has a perfect life doesn’t mean that they do.
When people talk about what they’ve been through, it can help others. It makes people feel less alone. Jordana Brewster of Fast and The Furious franchise wrote an essay for Glamour and talked about her marriage, divorce, and her eating disorder.
During her first year of marriage she started to binge eat.
“He was kind and safe and supported me,” she wrote of her husband, Andrew. “I knew something was wrong with me. I had no creative output or outlet.”
She continued and talked about how she, “felt isolated, and the passivity drove me crazy. While my husband worked a full day on set, I would do the occasional audition. I was bored. I would raid the mini bar at the Four Seasons for snacks and then promptly go downstairs to make sure it was restocked and paid for before my husband realized anything was missing. I had a buzzing sense of chaos within me that clashed with my actual inertia. I was stuck.”
As a person who has been diagnosed with binge eating disorder, I understand this so much.
She went on to talk about how after a few years it changed to restricting her food versus binging. She was very open in the essay, something that I appreciate so much.
“Now, I’m lucky to be at a level of peace with my body. If body issues do come up, I deal with them head-on.” she said.