Sadie Robertson Says 'Dancing With The Stars' Had Nothing To Do With Her Eating Disorder

Sadie Robertson Says 'Dancing With The Stars' Had Nothing To Do With Her Eating Disorder

Sadie Robertson is clearing the air on rumors that being on Dancing With The Stars set off her eating disorder.

The 20-year-old former DWTS runner up recently shared that it was a personal problem that caused the eating disorder and being on the show had nothing to do with it.

“I love Dancing With the Stars and I love my family out there. Mark [Ballas] is like a brother to me. He’s the best partner ever, the whole cast, the whole crew, they’re amazing. Those headlines made me so sad,” she told ET. “The thing [was], it was all me. I was scared to do it. I was afraid of comments. I was afraid of the judges, I was afraid of what people might think of me, all these different things. I was encrypted in fear. So it was a me problem, not a Dancing With the Stars problem.”

“It has everything to do with what I was walking in with that season of my life,” Sadie continued. “And what happened was… when you get to a state of your body looks really good for some reason or another — for me, I was dancing eight hours a day — of course you’re going to look good and that’s not always going to be a reality.”

“When I came away from that my mindset was, ‘I have to be that. I’m now not good enough because I’m not where I was,’ which got me to an unhealthy place because, for me, the only reason to obtain that was going down this cycle of not good things,” she added. “That’s whenever it got warped. So it wasn’t DWTS, it was me coming out of that and having the unhealthy view of my body. And whenever you have anxiety, whenever you have fear that’s gripping you and whenever you also take away any confidence you have of yourself, that’s a very scary place to be because it literally silences your voice. It was all in that same time period.”

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