has battled with anorexia in the past, but according to the cover story of a magazine, the star has relapsed into it and is looking very weak these days. The latest issue of Star Magazine features a cover story on Richie and her eating disorder and the report claimed that the starlet is currently weighing around 88 pounds.
Richie famously admitted to dealing with the eating disorder back in 2006, but since then she had embarked on a road to recovery, and up until now, things had seemed fine. However now the report claims, that after eight years, she is once again anorexic and is looking almost skeletal.
“Nicole’s let herself go again, and it’s incredibly worrying for Joel [Madden]and the family. She is likely subsisting on about 600 to maybe 800 calories a day," a source said.
The report also added that currently Richie is just living on celery, sunflower seeds and juices.
According to another source, the reason Richie is going down this dangerous road again is because she is feeling jealous of Joel's relationship with Voice co-star, Kylie Minogue. However, this rumor has not been substantiated with any evidence.
The report also claimed that Richie has been struggling with her weight for the past eight months and her family has been very concerned for her. Apparently, her family is even planning an emergency intervention, in fear of her weight plummeting even further.
Meanwhile the anorexia reports have been completely debunked by the reality starlet and mother of two.
"These rumors are completely false," a source close to Richie told E!.
Richie's close sources said that she is completely healthy and denied the fact that her weight has dropped to a meager 88 pounds.
Meanwhile Richie herself has said that she remains in shape by following a sensible and healthy diet. In addition to that, she said she even does rigorous cardio dance workouts for four days a week with celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson.
Richie first came into the limelight for losing weight drastically in 2006. She was towards the bulkier side in her early 20s but the five-foot-one- inch beauty abruptly slimmed down to a reported 87 pounds. Initially she denied having an eating disorder, but her emaciated body and sunken collarbones painted a different picture.
Later that year, she worked with a nutritionist, psychiatrist and a personal trainer to help deal with her weight issues and a long while after that, she remained healthy.