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Lucy Hale opens up about eating disorder in Cosmo

August 9th, 2012

On the cover of next month’s Cosmopolitan Magazine, Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale opens up for the first time about her battle with an eating disorder. Telling the mag about her struggle with food, Hale said “I’ve never really talked about this, but I would go days without eating. Or maybe I’d have some fruit and then go to the gym for three hours.”

Thankfully, Hale was able to change her dangerous actions, explaining that she “..knew I had a problem. It was a gradual process, but I changed myself.” Lucy credits the ability to shut out negative comments about her work as a big factor in overcoming her eating disorder, saying “I realized you can’t listen to the positive or negative things people say. You just have to follow your own track.”

Lucy also counts being more selective about the people she surrounds herself with as a factor in her recovery, explaining “I have been weeding out those who don’t better me. Life is too short to surround yourself with people who don’t make you happy.”

One of those people making Lucy happy is boyfriend Chris Zylka, who starred in The Secret Circle and The Amazing Spider-Man. The two were introduced by their hairdresser, but Lucy says they didn’t begin dating until the met again this past New Year’s eve at a party. “It was like no one else was there”, Lucy told Cosmo Mag. “We couldn’t stop talking.”

Watch Lucy Hale as Aria Montgomery every Tuesday at 8 pm ET in Season 3 of Pretty Little Liars on MUCH.


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