Mel C has revealed that she bans diet talk around her daughter.
The Spice Girls singer, whose full name is Melanie Chisholm, opened up about her former eating disorder, revealing that it’s one of the reason’s she’s banned diet talk around her daughter.
The 45-year-old is mum to 10-year-old daughter Scarlet from a relationship with ex-partner Thomas Starr.
She has admitted that diets are banned in her house, after a former eating disorder meant that she ate nothing but fruit and vegetables for years.
The Spice Girl revealed that after the pressure of being in the iconic pop group she was diagnosed with depression as well as an eating disorder, which saw ‘obsessive’ exercising and under-eating for years.
Because of her past battles she now doesn’t allow people to mention diets in her house because she doesn’t want her daughter to face the same hardships that she did.
‘I didn’t ever allow people to speak about diets in our house,’ Mel told Women’s Health UK.
‘Scarlet’s 10 years old now and I’m starting to notice that she’s more conscious of the way she looks,’ continued the mum-of-one.’
‘But I think one of the positives of having gone through having an eating disorder is that I’m very conscious of how I speak around her. That positive language – it’s habit now,’ she added.
The pop star shot to fame back in the nineties when she was Sporty Spice in world-renowned pop group Spice Girls.
Mel C revealed that ‘disgusting’ comments about her in the press led to her body issues, even before social media was on the scene.
‘These days with social media, everyone has an opinion, but in the 90s, it was what journalists were saying about you, and some of those things were disgusting,’ she revealed. ‘You wouldn’t get away with it now.’
‘I started not looking after myself properly,’ she continued, ‘cutting out food groups, and my exercising became more and more obsessive, to the point that I was underweight,’ she revealed.
‘I was unwell and that probably continued for a couple of years.’