How Sadie Robertson Overcame Her Devastating Eating Disorder
Last year, Sadie Robertson admitted that Dancing With The Stars caused her an eating disorder. Now the Duck Dynasty alum is explaining exactly what happened, and how she overcame.
Sadie Robertson’s Eating Disorder
Sadie Robertson appeared on Radio.com to talk about her previous eating disorder. Last year the Duck Dynasty star and author dropped a major bombshell on her Live Original blog. She told fans and readers that she had struggled with body issues and unhealthy habits while on, and after Dancing With The Stars.
Sadie remembers being told at a photo shoot that she wasn’t pretty enough for a “no make-up” look. At the time she was still a teenager, insecure, and worried about her image. She wrote, “I struggled with an eating problem connected to a negative body image for about a year. It was dark. It was ugly.” She added, ” I didn’t even realize this small problem that I thought I had under control was creating a ripple effect, creating more and more problems, ones I certainly couldn’t control. I became angry with the person I was becoming. My self-worth was demolished, and I began to lose sight of my true identity.”
Sadie admitted that the problems started while filming Dancing With The Stars. However, it wasn’t until recently that she pinpointed the exact cause. Sadie told cameras, “My life was like rapid fire, I’m like I don’t really know if I want to be famous. But now all of a sudden I’m on Dancing With The Stars and there’s millions of people. I mean my life changed like over night.”