Ireland Baldwin Is Celebrating Six Years Of Recovery From Her Eating Disorders.
The 24-year-old model – who is the daughter of Alec Baldwin and his ex-wife Kim Basinger – ”struggled through” many years of anorexia and bulimia but she’s proud to have overcome her issues and reassured others that they can do the same.
She wrote on Instagram: ”Got a call from my old program yesterday… 6 years (sic)”
In an accompanying video, she said: ”Wanted to announce that today is the 15th of August, and today marks six years that I have been free of anorexia and bulimia and all of my other food compulsion and eating disorders that I have struggled through for many years.
”And today marks six years. So, you can do it.”
Her cousin, Hailey Bieber, was among those to celebrate Ireland’s milestone.
She commented: ”YES! Love you!”
Ireland previously revealed that during the peak of her eating disorder she became reliant on ”digestive pills” and would ”run until she couldn’t feel her legs” after taking a bite of a meal.
She recalled: ”I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn’t feel my legs right before bed.”
The star believed her battle with anorexia – a serious mental illness where people are of low weight due to limiting their energy intake – started after she began modelling.
She explained: ”I used to read people’s comments when I first started modelling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of ‘Friday Night Lights’ that I had on box set.”