AceShowbiz - Ireland Baldwin has gotten candid about her addiction in the past. When sharing the story in a new episode of "Red Table Talk", the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger admitted she once stopped talking to her parents becsause she was "ashamed" of her life.
In a sneak peek of the Facebook show, the 26-year-old beauty said she cut off her parents while "self-medicating" with Xanax and alcohol. She told co-host Willow Smith, "I had a night where I went way too far with drinking and taking pills 'cause I couldn't even go to bed at night… [I] hit a total breaking point."
Admitting that she was "ashamed" of her life at that time, Ireland shared, "I had isolated all of my real friends, isolated my family. I had no control in anything in my life." She added. "I tortured myself with my eating disorders that I had."
"I didn't talk to my parents for like a year," the cousin of Hailey Baldwin pointed out. "I saw them here and there, but I was so ashamed of what I had become and how I was living."
Aside from alcohol and drug addiction, Ireland used to struggle with eating disorders "many eating disorders and body issues" when she was younger. "It took me a long time to find self love and acceptance!" she divulged in an August 2018 post. "Trust me, all of that pain and destruction I inflicted on myself wasn’t worth it. Turning down so. Many. Sides. Of. Fries. Wasn't worth it!!"
Baldwin noted that she would spend hours exercising. "I would eat a meal or more like a bite and have to run to the nearest bathroom or find digestive pills or run until I couldn’t feel my legs right before bed," she recalled. "I used to read people’s comments when I first started modeling and anytime anyone told me I was too tall or too fat to have done a job, I would run on a treadmill for the entire duration of at least three episodes of Friday Night Lights that I had on box set."