Nicole Hits Back At Eating Disorder Rumors In UK Marie Claire
Posted on Fri Jan 29, 2010 08:42 AM PDT

nicolemarieclaire.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Nicole Richie is showing off her fab figure and new clothing line, Winter Kate, in the new issue of the Marie Claire UK, where once again she addresses those pesky anorexia rumors.

"I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t. It’s extremely insulting and irresponsible. An eating disorder is serious and it’s a disease." We totally agree with that assessment, but we also think there's no way to look at her body now versus her body in 2006 and NOT raise the question.

Apparently, we weren't the only one. Nicole says that usually she just tried to ignore the rumors, but "The only time it bothered me was when I was in a store trying on shoes and these girls came up to me - they were probably like 13 or 14 - and their mother came over, and she said, 'Are you taking care of yourself, because my girls think that you're not.' That was upsetting," the five-one star said.

But just look at her now! A fashion icon and MILF as her partner, Joel Madden tweeted yesterday. "MILF ALERT," he bragged. "Dayummmm. I'm patting myself on the back right now. High Five me."

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