Posted on Thu Dec 15, 2011 02:20 PM PDT
It's no secret that Janet Jackson has struggled with her weight over the years, and now the singer (and recently appointed NutriSystem spokeswoman) is sharing her story with Access Hollywood.
â€œYour scale can be your worst enemy, so itâ€™s really not about a number â€” itâ€™s about looking in the mirror and feeling good about you and feeling healthy and loving who you are when you see that person in the mirror,â€ Janet tells the show, in an interview airing tonight. â€œI am an emotional eater. There are people that donâ€™t eat when theyâ€™re stressed. I eat when I stress, when Iâ€™m down, when Iâ€™m in that state of not being in the greatest space. And thatâ€™s my place of comfort that I go to for that moment. Then I kick myself after doing it.â€
In addition to talking about her battle with the bulge, Janet revealed sheâ€™s nervous for her niece, Paris Jackson, who is set to make her feature film debut in Lundonâ€™s Bridge and the Three Keys. â€œIâ€™m excited for her, but it worries me a little bit,â€ Janet said. â€œI wish that she would maybe wait ... I got into the business at a young age. Itâ€™s not an easy thing. Your childhoodâ€¦you completely lose and I didnâ€™t get to experience that, so she has the rest of her adult life to be that actress that she wants to be and I told her that. Yeah, I told her I would take this time to just studyâ€¦ really, really study the craft.â€
Good for her!
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