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You Are What You Wear’s Darren Kennedy details his anorexia ordeal

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Darren Kennedy has opened up about his two-year battle with an eating disorder during his teenage years as he aims to highlight men suffering with anorexia.

The You Are What You Wear star said his condition was sparked after his uncle made a throwaway comment about his appetite and a fellow student mocked his size.

Darren, 39, recalled his ‘unhappiness’ at the time as he came to terms with being gay as he said he was left terrified that someone would discover his sexuality.

Candid: Darren Kennedy has opened up about his two-year battle with an eating disorder during his teenage years as he aims to highlight men suffering with anorexia

Candid: Darren Kennedy has opened up about his two-year battle with an eating disorder during his teenage years as he aims to highlight men suffering with anorexia

Candid: Darren Kennedy has opened up about his two-year battle with an eating disorder during his teenage years as he aims to highlight men suffering with anorexia

He said: ‘People assume that men are fine and don’t suffer with issues with their body or want to lose weight, I still think today we’ve a long way to go until we recognise that men struggle too.’ 

Reflecting on what triggered his eating disorder, Darren told the Mirror he was about 14 at a family meal when a relative commented on how much he ate.

Darren recalled the comment which stuck with him, and said: ‘My uncle replied: ‘It’s all fun and games now, but wait until you hit 18 and it’ll catch up with you.’

Soon after a student at school commented on his size and Darren said he began obsessing over his weight and scouring his body for stretch marks and bloating.  

Trigger: The You Are What You Wear star said his condition was sparked after his uncle made a throwaway comment about his appetite and a fellow student mocked his size

Trigger: The You Are What You Wear star said his condition was sparked after his uncle made a throwaway comment about his appetite and a fellow student mocked his size

Trigger: The You Are What You Wear star said his condition was sparked after his uncle made a throwaway comment about his appetite and a fellow student mocked his size

The TV star revealed that although he only lived off cereal and sandwiches nobody in his family really picked up on his weight at first.

But as the weight began to fall off due to his reduced diet, he began to receive comments from those close to him which he took as positive reinforcement. 

He told the publication: ‘Every time I ate I was obsessed with seeing if my stomach was bloated and I thought I had a fat face. Eating would send me into a guilt spiral – a vicious circle.’

At the age of 16, Darren began telling his friends and siblings about his sexuality but confessed he struggled with being bullied at his Christian Brothers all-boys school because he wasn’t sporty and ‘stood out for all the wrong reasons’.

Darren revealed that the eating disorder began to loosen its grip around two years later when he told his parents that he was gay.

Despite this, Darren said he still thought about food and it wasn’t until he chatted to a dietician in his 20s while working as a TV reporter that he truly began understanding healthy eating.

Honest: Darren, 39, recalled his 'unhappiness' at the time as he came to terms with being gay as he said he was left terrified that someone would discover his sexuality

Honest: Darren, 39, recalled his 'unhappiness' at the time as he came to terms with being gay as he said he was left terrified that someone would discover his sexuality

Honest: Darren, 39, recalled his ‘unhappiness’ at the time as he came to terms with being gay as he said he was left terrified that someone would discover his sexuality

Earlier this week, Darren promised viewers are in for an ’emotional roller coaster’ on new BBC One series You Are What You Wear.

The fashion expert, is one of five stylists who will transform how contestants feel about themselves on the inside by reinventing their wardrobes.

Darren told MailOnline he became teary-eyed himself on the series, which is hosted by Rylan Clark, as participants poured their hearts out over their insecurities.

He said: ‘It’s an emotional roller coaster. There’s always a reason why someone has lost their identity. 

Style: Darren, is one of five stylists who will transform how contestants feel about themselves on the inside by reinventing their wardrobes on You Are What You Wear (pictured with host Rylan Clark)

Style: Darren, is one of five stylists who will transform how contestants feel about themselves on the inside by reinventing their wardrobes on You Are What You Wear (pictured with host Rylan Clark)

Style: Darren, is one of five stylists who will transform how contestants feel about themselves on the inside by reinventing their wardrobes on You Are What You Wear (pictured with host Rylan Clark)

‘Some people have gone through divorces. Some people have had weight gain or loss. One guy was very petite and was wearing kids’ clothes. There’s the full gamut.

‘I did [cry], yeah. I also laughed a lot as well. There was one woman who struggled with her weight and never felt she was worth anything and lost her sense of value. 

‘That’s very deep, when you hear something like that. There were lots of moments where you would well up. But so many lovely moments as well.’ 

Tough: Reflecting on what triggered his eating disorder, Darren told the Mirror he was about 14 at a family meal when a relative commented on how much he ate

Tough: Reflecting on what triggered his eating disorder, Darren told the Mirror he was about 14 at a family meal when a relative commented on how much he ate

Tough: Reflecting on what triggered his eating disorder, Darren told the Mirror he was about 14 at a family meal when a relative commented on how much he ate

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The Bachelor’s Bella Varelis responds to ‘gross’ claims about her young stepdad

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Fans of The Bachelor couldn’t resist fawning over runner-up Bella Varelis’ handsome – and surprisingly young – stepfather during hometown visits last week.

And on Tuesday, the 25-year-old marketing consultant spoke at length about her stepdad, Dean, on the podcast Life Uncut.

Bella admitted she found it ‘so gross’ that some viewers described Dean as ‘younger’ and ‘hotter’ alternative to leading man Locky Gilbert. 

Admission: On Tuesday, Bella Varelis (pictured) opened up about her stepdad, Dean, on the podcast Life Uncut saying that it's 'so gross' people dubbed him 'younger' and 'hotter' than the show's lead Locky Gilbert

Admission: On Tuesday, Bella Varelis (pictured) opened up about her stepdad, Dean, on the podcast Life Uncut saying that it’s ‘so gross’ people dubbed him ‘younger’ and ‘hotter’ than the show’s lead Locky Gilbert

‘Oh my god, it’s so gross,’ she said.

‘I saw a meme that was something like, “When Bella’s stepdad is the hottest thing to walk in on the Bachelor 2020,” and I was like, “Wow.”‘

Bella explained that Dean has a ‘blessed’ relationship with her mother, Kim, despite their 13-year age gap

Age gap: The reality star added that her mother, Kim, and Dean (pictured) had a 'blessed' relationship despite him being '13 years younger' than her mother

Age gap: The reality star added that her mother, Kim, and Dean (pictured) had a ‘blessed’ relationship despite him being ’13 years younger’ than her mother

Her comments come after fans flocked to Twitter following last week’s hometown visits to share their thoughts on Dean’s youthful looks. 

One viewer jokingly tweeted: ‘Is Bella’s stepdad legally allowed to drink wine at the dinner table?’

Others added: ‘Bella’s stepdad looks younger than Locky,’ and ‘Sorry did they just say that was Bella’s stepdad? Sis, he’s younger than Locky.’

Smitten: Fans could resist fawning over Bella's stepdad who they dubbed 'younger' and 'hotter' than the show's lead Locky (pictured)

Smitten: Fans could resist fawning over Bella’s stepdad who they dubbed ‘younger’ and ‘hotter’ than the show’s lead Locky (pictured) 

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Impressed: During the hometown visits, fans were certainly taken with Dean, flocking to Twitter to share their thoughts on his youthful looks

Impressed: During the hometown visits, fans were certainly taken with Dean, flocking to Twitter to share their thoughts on his youthful looks 

Another tweeted: ‘The most attractive man to appear on the Bachelor is Bella’s stepdad #TheBachelorAU.’

One viewer pointed out the difference between Bella’s father, Steve, and her stepdad, tweeting: ‘No wonder Bella’s dad is a salty b*****d… look at who his wife remarried! The stepdad is the age of Bella!’

Despite Dean’s unlikely heartthrob status, he seems to be quite private and doesn’t post many photos on social media.

Difference: Someone else hilariously pointed out the difference between Bella's father Steve  (right) and her stepdad

Difference: Someone else hilariously pointed out the difference between Bella’s father Steve  (right) and her stepdad

'Stepdad is the age of Bella!' Fans could resist fawning over the 25-year-old's stepdad who they dubbed 'younger' and 'hotter' than the show's lead Locky

‘Stepdad is the age of Bella!’ Fans could resist fawning over the 25-year-old’s stepdad who they dubbed ‘younger’ and ‘hotter’ than the show’s lead Locky

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Olivia Culpo posts an adorable video of her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey reuniting with her dog

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After spending a weekend away, Olivia Culpo and her adorable dog Oliver Sprinkles reunited with her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey.

Culpo, 28, shared the video on Instagram of her returning home, after planning her sister’s baby shower over the weekend, of an excited McCaffrey, 24, reuniting with the dog.

McCaffrey, a running back for the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, has been rehabbing a high ankle sprain he suffered last week, which is expected to keep him out for four to six weeks of the NFL season, as he was seen with a wrap around his ankle.

Reunited: After spending a weekend away, Olivia Culpo and her adorable dog Oliver Sprinkles reunited with her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey

Reunited: After spending a weekend away, Olivia Culpo and her adorable dog Oliver Sprinkles reunited with her boyfriend Christian McCaffrey

The video opens with Culpo walking through the door of her home with a few others around her, as she can hear McCaffrey in the background.  

Culpo captioned the video, ‘Someone’s excited to see their dad!!!!! @christianmccaffrey,’ as she asks her boyfriend, ‘Do you want to see your son?’ 

Culpo is seen walking down a hallway holding her tiny dog, before she puts him down as he goes running to the running back, who screams ‘Ollie!’ 

Welcome home: The video opens with Culpo walking through the door of her home with a few others around her, as she can hear McCaffrey in the background

Welcome home: The video opens with Culpo walking through the door of her home with a few others around her, as she can hear McCaffrey in the background

Dad: Culpo captioned the video, 'Someone's excited to see their dad!!!!! @christianmccaffrey,' as she asks her boyfriend, 'Do you want to see your son?'

Dad: Culpo captioned the video, ‘Someone’s excited to see their dad!!!!! @christianmccaffrey,’ as she asks her boyfriend, ‘Do you want to see your son?’

Excited: Culpo is seen walking down a hallway holding her tiny dog, before she puts him down as he goes running to the running back, who screams 'Ollie!'

Excited: Culpo is seen walking down a hallway holding her tiny dog, before she puts him down as he goes running to the running back, who screams ‘Ollie!’

McCaffrey, who was clad in black shorts and a white t-shirt, laid down on the hardwood floors as Ollie ran to him.

The NFL running back laid down as the adorable pooch climbed on his chest as he said, ‘Who’s a good boy.’

Culpo, clad in a long black coat and black sandals, walked over and watched the reunion as the video came to an end. 

Christian and Ollie: McCaffrey, who was clad in black shorts and a white t-shirt, laid down on the hardwood floors as Ollie ran to him

Christian and Ollie: McCaffrey, who was clad in black shorts and a white t-shirt, laid down on the hardwood floors as Ollie ran to him

Good boy: The NFL running back laid down as the adorable pooch climbed on his chest as he said, 'Who's a good boy'

Good boy: The NFL running back laid down as the adorable pooch climbed on his chest as he said, ‘Who’s a good boy’

Back home: Culpo, clad in a long black coat and black sandals, walked over and watched the reunion as the video came to an end

Back home: Culpo, clad in a long black coat and black sandals, walked over and watched the reunion as the video came to an end

Culpo started dating McCaffrey in the summer of 2019, following her on-and-off relationship with another football player, Detroit Lions receiver Danny Amendola.

She dated Amendola for over three years intermittently between February 2016 and April 2019.

She was previously linked to another NFL star, Tim Tebow, in 2015, after she split with Nick Jonas, who she dated from 2013 to 2015. 

Excited: Culpo started dating McCaffrey in the summer of 2019, following her on-and-off relationship with another football player, Detroit Lions receiver Danny Amendola

Excited: Culpo started dating McCaffrey in the summer of 2019, following her on-and-off relationship with another football player, Detroit Lions receiver Danny Amendola

Culpo entered the Miss Rhode Island pageant, her first beauty competition ever, which she won in 2012, before winning Miss USA at just 20 years of age.

Later that year she won the Miss Universe pageant, the last American woman to do so and the first since Brooke Lee in 1997.

She has since amassed a huge social media following and has modeled for several brands, most recently being featured on the cover of the 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. 

Pageant: Culpo entered the Miss Rhode Island pageant, her first beauty competition ever, which she won in 2012, before winning Miss USA at just 20 years of age

Pageant: Culpo entered the Miss Rhode Island pageant, her first beauty competition ever, which she won in 2012, before winning Miss USA at just 20 years of age

Miss Universe: Later that year she won the Miss Universe pageant, the last American woman to do so and the first since Brooke Lee in 1997

Miss Universe: Later that year she won the Miss Universe pageant, the last American woman to do so and the first since Brooke Lee in 1997

Model: She has since amassed a huge social media following and has modeled for several brands, most recently being featured on the cover of the 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

Model: She has since amassed a huge social media following and has modeled for several brands, most recently being featured on the cover of the 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue

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Kylie Jenner teases a glimpse at her enviable ‘glam room’ with shelves of Kylie Cosmetics products

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Kylie Jenner has become one of the biggest names in the beauty industry, with her wildly successful Kylie Cosmetics.

And the pseudo-billionaire has a whole room in her home dedicated to serving some iconic glam looks.

She teased her 196million Instagram followers Monday with a glimpse at her enviable ‘glam room,’ as she took to her story with some videos, writing: ‘Glam room almost doooone.’

Glam room: Kylie Jenner teased her 196million Instagram followers Monday with a glimpse at her enviable 'glam room,' as she took to her story with some videos, writing: 'Glam room almost doooone'

Glam room: Kylie Jenner teased her 196million Instagram followers Monday with a glimpse at her enviable ‘glam room,’ as she took to her story with some videos, writing: ‘Glam room almost doooone’

Beauty mogul: Jenner has become one of the biggest names in the beauty industry, with her wildly successful Kylie Cosmetics

Beauty mogul: Jenner has become one of the biggest names in the beauty industry, with her wildly successful Kylie Cosmetics

The 23-year-old showed off a white wall, decorated with some of her favorite magazine covers she’s posed for, including Interview, Paper, Playboy and Vogue Hong Kong.

She also revealed shelves and shelves of products from her Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin collections.

Kylie credited Mary Astadourian of A Detailed Life for organizing her shelves, writing: ‘What would I do without you?’

She said in a video: ‘My love Mary comes through and makes everything look like a store for me. So organized. This was not me, I cannot take credit for this.’ 

Covergirl: The 23-year-old showed off a white wall, decorated with some of her favorite magazine covers she's posed for, including Interview, Paper, Playboy and Vogue Hong Kong

Covergirl: The 23-year-old showed off a white wall, decorated with some of her favorite magazine covers she’s posed for, including Interview, Paper, Playboy and Vogue Hong Kong

Fully stocked: She also revealed shelves and shelves of products from her Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin collections

Fully stocked: She also revealed shelves and shelves of products from her Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin collections

Organization goals: Kylie credited Mary Astadourian of A Detailed Life for organizing her shelves: 'My love Mary comes through and makes everything look like a store for me. So organized. This was not me, I cannot take credit for this'

Organization goals: Kylie credited Mary Astadourian of A Detailed Life for organizing her shelves: ‘My love Mary comes through and makes everything look like a store for me. So organized. This was not me, I cannot take credit for this’

The Life of Kylie star has reportedly been spending time with ex Travis Scott, 29, when not busy with her brands. 

A source recently told HollywoodLife: ‘Kylie and Travis are spending a good amount of time together right now. 

‘They have snuck out to dinner without getting photographed on a few occasions at least in the last few weeks alone. They try to be discreet about it because they don’t want all the chatter that follows.’

The insider added: ‘They will always have chemistry between them, but they’re not together and are not discussing getting back together. 

‘They just have a strong connection and like to spend time together. Neither one of them are looking for more right now.  

It comes after big she and big sister Kim Kardashian, 39, posted a statement earlier this month to Instagram, announcing the end of KUWTK, which has become a cultural phenomenon since premiering in 2007.

Secret outings: The Life of Kylie star has reportedly been spending time with ex Travis Scott, 29, when not busy with her brands: 'They try to be discreet about it because they don’t want all the chatter that follows' (pictured in August, 2019)

Secret outings: The Life of Kylie star has reportedly been spending time with ex Travis Scott, 29, when not busy with her brands: ‘They try to be discreet about it because they don’t want all the chatter that follows’ (pictured in August, 2019)

The end: It comes after big she and big sister Kim Kardashian, 39, posted a statement earlier this month to Instagram, announcing the end of KUWTK

The end: It comes after big she and big sister Kim Kardashian, 39, posted a statement earlier this month to Instagram, announcing the end of KUWTK

Power play: Kim and Kylie reportedly ushered in the end of the show, after they both threatened to leave, forcing 'momager' Kris Jenner's hand

Power play: Kim and Kylie reportedly ushered in the end of the show, after they both threatened to leave, forcing ‘momager’ Kris Jenner’s hand

Kim and Kylie reportedly ushered in the end of the show, after they both threatened to leave, forcing ‘momager’ Kris Jenner’s hand.

A source told The Sun: ‘Kylie is making billions of dollars through her make-up line and product endorsements. She doesn’t need the show, and like Kendall, has always struggled with fame and being in the spotlight.

‘Filming the show meant having to be in LA with her family – now is free to fly off on holiday, or follow Travis Scott on his next tour.’

It came after sister Kourtney, 41, left the show back in March, later citing a ‘toxic environment’ to Vogue Arabia

Kylie and Travis have been getting closer during quarantine, which they’ve spent together with daughter Stormi, two.

The power couple was first romantically linked back in April of 2017, before announcing their separation last September.

Mom on the go: A source told The Sun: 'Filming the show meant having to be in LA with her family - now is free to fly off on holiday, or follow Travis Scott on his next tour'

Mom on the go: A source told The Sun: ‘Filming the show meant having to be in LA with her family – now is free to fly off on holiday, or follow Travis Scott on his next tour’

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