Reality star’s secret rehab fight
Lisa Rinna's daughter and model, Delilah Belle Hamlin, has taken to Instagram to reveal she went to rehab twice to treat intense anxiety and depression.
After moving into a two-bedroom Tribeca loft ahead of her first year at New York University - a transition captured by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cameras - Hamlin began "having terrible depression," she said in an Instagram story.
"This time last year I was in rehabilitation," she admitted in a series of posts on her Instagram story, according to Page Six.
"I moved to New York to start my journey as a student at NYU. Not long after I moved to New York I began having terrible depression. I started attracting negative people into my life because my thoughts were so negative."
Hamlin, 21, who boasts a million followers on Instagram, has been pursuing a modelling career for the past few years. She explained in her posts that she became "trapped in a severely unhealthy relationship," that lasted for eight months.
"I couldn't get out of the relationship because I thought I was deserving of it," she said. "In February I called my mom, packed some bags, and took the soonest flight back to LA. Two weeks later I was admitted into a rehab facility," the star shared, according to the New York Post.
"I knew the way I was living was unhealthy and detrimental to my mental health so I called my mom and told her I needed help," she added.
Hamlin returned to treatment the following June.
"This time I stayed for 60 days (two months)," Delilah told her followers. "I worked through traumas and self-love. But most importantly I learned what self-respect meant."
Hamlin, who has scored magazine covers and runway shows, including gigs that were filmed for her mother's reality TV show, said she felt the need to come forward because she strives to be "a positive influence on my younger followers" and to help others.
Going forward the blonde beauty encouraged her followers to "do only things that make you happy and make you feel good about yourself," and to "Take control of your own life and get rid of all negative people and energy that may surround you."
Last year, her younger sister, Amelia Gray Hamlin, revealed that she had suffered from an eating disorder.
Rinna also discussed her going public with her eating disorder on this past season of Housewives.