Laura Prepon claims her mother 'taught' her bulimia

Laura Prepon has opened up about an eating disorder that started when she was 15 years old and in her twenties.

“My mom taught me bulimia,” Prepon claimed in an interview with People magazine and noted that the condition, characterized by binge eating and purification, would become a grueling “compulsion.”

Prepon said the problems started after she attended a modeling agency casting agency and was asked to lose £ 25. The actress confided to her mother, Marjorie Prepon, that she wanted to try it and suddenly her progress was their ‘shared project’.

Laura Prepon and her mother, Marjorie Prepon, in 2009.Javier Calderon / Getty Images

“My mom started weighing me every morning and taking my measurements,” Prepon claimed.

The 5-foot-10 “Orange is the New Black” alum dropped to 105 pounds, which made Marjorie Prepon “proud,” she said.

“That was when she told me,” You can have your cake and eat it too, “Prepon recalled to People.” I knew exactly what she was talking about. “

At the time, Deston saw it as a ‘bonding thing we could do together. A shared secret. ‘

The fully recovered Prepon, which promotes her parenting guide “You and I, As Mothers,” said she’s not mad at her mom. Marjorie Prepon is currently in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease and Prepon doesn’t know how much time she has left.

“She was bulimic in college. And after she lost weight, she met my father. So for her, being thin was success, ”Prepon explained. “I think she tried to help me in her own way.”

Prepon is now a mother herself. The star and her husband, Ben Foster, are parents to Ella, 3, and a baby boy, born in February, and she strives to be a healthy role model for them.

“Healing meant learning about my own body,” she said. “Especially if I wanted to have children.”

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