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Troian Bellisario On Eating Disorder: My Family & Friends Saved My Life

Tue, January 7, 2014 12:17pm EDT by 5 Comments
Troian Bellisario Eating Disorder
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Troian may play a perfectionist on ‘Pretty Little Liars,’ but her attempts to be perfect in real life came with real consequences. Find out what Troian revealed to ‘Good Morning America’ about her battle with an eating disorder when she appeared on the show on Jan. 7.

Troian Bellisario, 28, is pretty on the outside but what has the little liar been hiding? Troian opened up on Good Morning America on Jan. 7 about her struggle with an eating disorder. She said: “What I was dealing with was still trying to fit into the mold that I thought everyone else wanted me to be. I went down a dangerous path and I honestly don’t think I would be here if it wasn’t for a few incredible people – my friends and family.”

Troian Bellisario’s Eating Disorder — Opens Up

Her character Spencer Hastings is constantly trying to meet the expectations of her parents. It turns out that the actress was dealing with the same struggle. Is she playing a character that hits too close to home?

Troian said: “For the first time, I got to sit across from my parents and say, ‘I’m angry and I have a blackness inside of me, a darkness inside of me. I’m raging right now and I can’t handle this.'”

The Pretty Little Family

There is nothing like good friends. Troian explains that when it comes to her co-stars Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell and Lucy Hale, “We are always so supportive of each other. My partners in crime, my sisters. My adorable, lovable friends.”

When she was asked if she is comfortable in your own skin, she replied, “No way. One day at a time.”

We are proud of Troian for opening up and sharing her story!

Do you love Troian just the way she is, HollywoodLifers?

— Joanna Hein

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