Jennette McCurdyShe is open to sharing her truth.

The former Nickelodeon star, best known for starring in “iCarly” and the spinoff “Sam & Cat,” is opening up about her difficult upbringing and what’s led her to “finally” feel “free.”

“Life can be dark — and messy. McCurdy spoke out in a People interview about how nobody can live a perfect lifestyle.

She has spoken out about her struggle with anorexia in the past. The 29-year old said that her mother Debbie introduced her to it. Debbie died from cancer in 2013. Her dark childhood memories include witnessing her mom become violent.


My earliest childhood memories were filled with chaos and heaviness. My mother’s moods were unpredictable. It felt like she was walking on a tightrope each day. The mood swings were constant,” explained the host of “Empty Inside”, a podcast.

McCurdy left Hollywood to pursue her personal interests. McCurdy recently completed a comedy show for one called “I’m glad my Mom died.” According to her website she is writing a memoir under the same name.

She knows it’s possible to turn your life around – but it’s not exactly easy.

She said, “It is a risk to transform your life. But I made it my mission.”

McCurdy didn’t plan to be in the limelight. McCurdy claims her mother was the reason she got in to showbusiness at such a young age.


McCurdy stated that her mom dreamed of becoming a celebrity actor, and became so obsessed she wanted me to be a star.

McCurdy asserts that her mother bleached McCurdy’s hair and whitened it before McCurdy was even a teenager. Her eating disorder was then created by calorie counting. At 17 she claimed that her mother had performed physical examinations on her. The outlet claims that Debbie insists on breast and vaginal exams. McCurdy claimed that McCurdy wasn’t allowed to shower by herself.


Former entertainer claimed that she believed she would be still suffering from an eating disorder if she hadn’t lost her mother. According to her, it was her distance from her mom who allowed her turn around her life and became “healthy.”

She added, “I didn’t know how to locate my identity without mom,” And I won’t lie. It took a lot of work to reach this point. It was very difficult, but now I am at a point in my life I would never have imagined possible. “I feel finally free.”

McCurdy is not the only one to open up about childhood traumas she suffered at the hands her mother. She appeared on “The View” in July.Mayim Bialik’s Breakdown“, where she shared that she began to eat less after receiving guidance from her mother.

“‘Well there is a thing called caloric restriction. She said those exact words. McCurdy confirmed that McCurdy did not mention the word “anorexia”.

I didn’t hear about anorexia until the… McCurdy said that McCurdy overheard my mother talking to a doctor a year later about how I’d lost X weight and felt like I was a dinosaur.


“I can recall that clearly, something like, ‘Hmm? Someone’s talking about my like I’m some dinosaur. However, she did talk to my mother about my eating disorder. This was something my mom refuted in order to make it easier for me to understand.

HuffPost published a 2019 opinion piece. McCurdy notedShe doesn’t hold this against mom in any way. “I don’t think she could help it,” she penned before alleging: “Mom had been hospitalized for anorexia on several occasions when she was a teenager and I’m not convinced she ever overcame her disordered eating.”

Lauryn Overhultz, Fox News contributor to this article.

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