A star on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis Bellino has shared almost everything about her life with viewers. Except this:
She struggled for years with anorexia and bulimia.
"I just didn't want to eat," Bellino says in the latest issue of Life & Style, saying the problem started at age 12 when her parents split. "Looking back, I think it was my way of controlling something at a time when everything else in my life was out of my control."
During her freshman year in college, the purging began, which led to six years of throwing up many meals and feeling "heavy," Alexis says.