- Lili Reinhart posted a series of Instagram Stories posts on Thursday.
- Reinhart, 25, spoke about her body image and the struggles she’s experienced alongside fame.
- The “Riverdale” star has been candid about her mental health in the past.
Lili Reinhart opened up about her mental health and body image, saying she’s been “struggling” in the last few months.
People reported that the “Riverdale” star shared the candid details on Thursday in several Instagram Stories posts.
“I’ve been struggling with obsessive thoughts about my body/weight the last few months and it’s gotten pretty severe in the last week,” Reinhart, 25, wrote. “So, I want to take a moment to be vulnerable and share this in hope that any of you who are also struggling don’t feel so alone.”
Reinhart added that it can be “challenging to look at your body with love instead of criticism.”
“It’s a practice I’m still learning,” she said, People reported. “I didn’t think being in this industry, that is so obsessed with womens’ bodies and weights, could ever mess with my own body acceptance and positivity … but it has. I wish I hadn’t grown up in a time where the media worshipped only one size of women.”
Reinhart, who’s previously spoken about seeing a therapist, finished by saying she’s working on loving her body more.
“My body has carried me through 25 years of life,” she wrote. “All my scars, tears, trauma…I wish I could love it more, even when it doesn’t look like it did when I was 20. But I am trying. I know my body deserves equal love and admiration at any size.”
Representatives for Lili Reinhart did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In February 2020, Reinhart pushed back at “Riverdale” fans who accused her of setting “unrealistic” body standards in a deleted tweet. At the time, Reinhart said she worked to accept her body on a “daily basis.”
One year before, Reinhart told fans on Instagram that there’s “nothing to be ashamed of” when seeing a therapist.
“Everyone can benefit from seeing a therapist. Doesn’t matter how old you are or how ‘proud’ you’re trying to be,” she wrote. “We are all human. And we all struggle. Don’t suffer in silence. Don’t feel embarrassed to ask for help.”
In January 2018, she told V Magazine that she’d had depression since seventh grade and experienced panic attacks when she first moved to Los Angeles.