Olsen Twin Anorexic

AP — Olsen Treated for Eating Disorder

Actress Mary-Kate Olsen signs autographs at the premiere of her film 'New York Minute' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on May 1, 2004. (AP Photo/Chris Polk)Mary-Kate Olsen, the brunette half of the Olsen twins entertainment empire, has entered a treatment facility “to seek professional help for a health-related issue,” her publicist said Tuesday.

Us Weekly and People magazines reported that Olsen has an eating disorder and entered the unidentified treatment center during the past few days. Olsen’s publicist, Michael Pagnotta, would not comment on those reports. Us Weekly said Olsen is anorexic.

Mary-Kate and her sister, Ashley, turned 18 on June 13. They recently graduated from high school and plan to attend New York University in the fall. They’ve been acting together since they were 9 months old, most notably on the sitcom “Full House” and in a series of direct-to-video movies. They’ve also attached their names to a line of products ranging from clothing to beauty items to home decorating merchandise.

I’m truly shocked.

Hat tip: TAM

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Comments

  1. McGehee says:

    Hmmm. They’re 18, and this is about only one of them. Whether the fascination with these two is about their age or their being twins, this story should be safe either way.

  2. Alex says:

    I can’t belive her. Seriously, there is nothing wrong with being fat. By doing this she ruined everything for herself. And she’s oviously trying to beat Ashley in looks or find a way to be “Hotter” even though she started out beautiful. Now she’s just plain gross.

  3. Alex says:

    I can’t belive her. Seriously, there is nothing wrong with being fat. By doing this she ruined everything for herself. And she’s oviously trying to beat Ashley in looks or find a way to be “Hotter” even though she started out beautiful. Now she’s just plain gross.

  4. Anonymous says:

    wow, you are so mean. How can you even post something that says you can’t believe her. There is no way you could understand what she’s been through and all the pressure that has been put on her. If you’re going to post something try making it something supportive instead of citizism.

  5. Missy says:

    Hey there is definatly nothing wrong with being fat and she wasnt even fat to begin with she was a perfectly healthy teenage gurl. and now she just looks to skinny she is still very pretty but is way to skinny.

  6. Anonymous says:

    perfectly healthy teenage girl?? r u fucking crazy??? Those 2 have never been perfectly healthy looking girls, thats your american media brainwashing you too believe that being below average is normal! im not at all shocked at the realisation of mary-kate having an eating disorder AND drug addiction, in fact, i was surprised it took the world 18 years to c that these two are not the “innocent little girls” that they, there parents, and the american media combined tried to show!

    i am sympathetic on her part however, as it would b hard to fit the image she has too so she can stay in the lime light.

  7. Giulia says:

    Anorexia is a illness… I’m like 80 lbs so I know what I’m talking about. And there’s nothing wrong with getting ill, things like that just happens to very sensitive girls, it’s not a matter of beauty

  8. kelly says:

    hiya mary kate am so sorry to hear about your eating problem and i wish you all the best and hope you come out of that clinic with your head held high and not care about what people say about you because lots of people love you so get better soon hunny love ya lots love kelly from liverpool age 13

  9. Ana says:

    Thin is beauty!
    but not 2 thin, like 50lbs…but being fat is absoutely sick, so i dunno…i’m very thin & luv it!
    ana luv
    hope u know wut i mean

  10. emaciated says:

    i no exactly what you mean! and for all those who are judging mary-kate about being ana, screw you! you obviously havent a clue about it, its not something you can control. i respect mk so much for going into a facility, i wish i was as strong as her. then having the whole world know about it, and bitches like a lot of u sayin shit that you no nothing about.

    another thing… i heard mks a cokehead as well… is that true?

  11. Shana says:

    I think that it has a lot to do with having to be “perfect” in Hollywood. All the stress of being the thinest and the cutest can have a bad effect on the body. Such an effect that, you cant stop what you never really meant to start. I think its sad. I grew up with those girls. I watched Full House, and even a couple of their movies. My heart goes out to her and to her family.

  12. Corinne says:

    hey mary kate, i am so sad to hear abut your eating disorder and takes alot to recover from. wen u come out of rehaqb have your head held high and prove everyone wrong, get well soon Mary Kate, luv ya both, corinne from Manchester xx