Posting on Instagram yesterday, reality television star and fashion designer Whitney Port, 38, addressed her weight and promised to prioritize eating regularly and achieving a healthy weight. Port, who came to prominence in 2006 with the launch of reality series The Hills, has drawn attention in recent weeks for appearing increasingly underweight.
Acknowledging the concern many commenters have been voicing on her socials, Port’s post describes “not being bothered” by being told she looks “too thin” online. “I chalked it up to people not knowing what my diet was,” Port writes.
It wasn’t until her husband, producer Tim Rosenman, brought the issue to her attention that she took the concern seriously.
“Timmy brought it to my attention, as a good husband should, and said it’s not just something strangers are spewing,” Port explains. “He has been worrying about me.”
Whitney Port says her recent weight loss hasn’t been intentional.
“But after stepping on the scale, it hit me,” Port writes. “It’s not something I strive for. I always feel hungry, but I just don’t know what to eat. It’s not how I want to look or feel, though.”
Port explains earlier that she “eats to live, not the other way around,” which has contributed to her unhealthy eating habits. But she also admits that feeding herself has not been a “priority,” and struggles to choose meals because she’s picky.
“Both [excuses] are unacceptable,” Port explains. “And I don’t want to set an unhealthy example. So, I promised Timmy and I promise you that my health will be a priority.”