Pretty Little Liars‘ Lucy Hale plays the beautiful, fashion-forward, and confident Aria on the ABC Family hit show. However, Lucy herself battled with her own personal demons. In a personal interview with Cosmopolitan, she admitted to suffering from an eating disorder in her past.
“I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating,” Lucy shared. “Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours. I knew I had a problem … It was a gradual process but I changed myself.”
In the interview for the September issue, Lucy also opened up about her new man, actor Chris Zylka. “I was like, ‘Holy crap you’re gorgeous!'” she said about her boyfriend. “It was like no one else was there. We couldn’t stop talking.”
In a 2010 interview with PEOPLE , Lucy said that her ideal match has “got to be a gentleman. He’s got to have a good relationship with his mom, because I feel like that says a lot. He’s got to be pretty hysterical. I don’t want just funny. He’s got to make me laugh pretty hard.” I guess Chris matches that description for her!
A bit surprising to hear of Lucy’s eating disorder, but what matters most now is that she has gotten better. A healthy body image is key, yet understandably a struggle in the entertainment biz. I love her as an actress and hope to see more of her in the future.
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