In March, she told StyleCaster: “I’ve never said this before, but I had such a bad case of anorexia. I was so badly down that hole. I was not eating for days sometimes. But it was because I thought I needed to be absolutely tiny to be loved. I genuinely thought I needed to be as skinny as I possibly could to be loved and appreciated and good enough.”
She continued: “I started to watch some people that I knew personally go so far down the not-eating hole of trying to be so skinny because that’s such a thing in Hollywood. We never want to say it, but it’s such a big thing. Girls try to be as thin as possible. Not all of them, but a lot of them.”
Thankfully, she has her incredibly supportive boyfriend Thomas Doherty by her side, constantly helping her through her battles. Dove shared some message screenshots sent from Tom online to show just how amazing he is at helping her.
What a boyfriend. Give him all the awards.
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