‘RHONJ’’s Jackie Goldschneider Shares Heartfelt Update on Progress of Recovery From Anorexia

The reality TV star released a memoir detailing her experience with the eating disorder last September.
Jackie Goldschneider

Jackie Goldschneider.

Jackie Goldschneider has been candid about her struggles with anorexia and The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared an important update on her journey, noting that she is approximately “75 percent recovered.” 

The TV personality made an appearance on the Whine Down with Jana Kramer podcast this week and divulged details about the eating disorder she has been dealing with for years.

“I have this 25 percent of these old habits that I’m scared to let go of,” she continued. “[But,] I am not anorexic anymore. I don’t restrict like that anymore. I still have not weighed myself since May of 2021. The scale is such a loaded issue for me. I can’t hate a number that I don’t know.”

The 47-year-old first opened up in 2018 on an episode of RHONJ, which she joined during Season 9 that year. The former journalist and attorney even released a memoir, The Weight of Beautiful, publicly addressing her anorexia, last September.

“It’s really a book about being lost and getting yourself into something so toxic and feeling really trapped and then one day deciding that you need to find your way out,” Goldschneider explained of the work and her 18-year-long struggle on an episode of the Tamron Hall Show.

She also revealed that a turning point for her was when she was at the grocery store and spotted a frail, elderly woman staring “too long” at the nutrition facts on the back of a packet.

“I used to do that all the time. I know the signs. I said to myself, ‘That’s going to be me. It’s never going to end,’ the mom of four added. “I couldn’t stop thinking about that.”

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Ananya Panchal


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