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Laura Prepon says mother “taught me bulimia”

When writing a guide to motherhood, Laura Prepon decided to go public about difficult memories with her own mother.

As the author of You and I as mothers: A raw and honest guide to motherhood, the Orange is the new black Alum has become honest and raw about living with bulimia as a teenager and like her mother, Marjorie Preponcontributed to the battle.

“My mother taught me bulimia. It started at age 15 and continued until the end of twenty,” said the actress People.

According to Prepon, who is now a mother of two, her fight with the eating disorder began after she was told to lose 25 pounds at a modeling agency’s open casting. At that time, she was 15 years old.

According to the magazine, her weight loss became her and her mother’s “collaborative project”. Prepon remembered Marjorie, who was bulimic in college, weighing her, and taking her measurements every day. The star finally weighed 105 pounds.

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“Then she said to me: ‘You can have your cake and eat it too,'” Prepon said People. “I knew exactly what she was talking about.”

The actress continued, “It was a unifying thing that we would do together … a shared secret.”

“I think she tried to help me in her own way,” Prepon said of her mother, noting that Marjorie had met the actress’s late father. Michael PreponAfter losing weight. “For her, thinness was synonymous with success.”

All these years later, the now 40-year-old star focuses on the present, for the sake of Marjorie, who has Alzheimer’s. “I don’t want to be mad at her, especially now, because I don’t know how much time we have left,” she said People. “I want those moments when she is present to be good.”

Prepons upcoming book, You and me as mothersis available on April 7th.

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