Stacy London on Having Kids: ‘My Whole Life Isn’t in Front of Me Anymore’ (INTERVIEW)

At age 43, Stacy London, star of the hit TLC series What Not to Wear, says she’s becoming more realistic about not having children.

“I’ve had relationships, but I always thought there’s more time down the road,” she told Celebuzz during a recent interview. “Now, I look up at [age] 43 and my whole life isn’t in front of me anymore.”

“That’s not to say I couldn’t adopt,” she continued. “I’m saying the life I’ve created doesn’t necessarily include that. At some point I’ve become realistic that it’s not something I’ll get to. It might be, but it’s doubtful. It changes the landscape of what I’m going to do with the second half of my life. This book was a start of it, what could come.”

It was a very honest answer from someone who has just written a very honest book: The Truth About Style, which details “start-overs” with eight women, mixed in with stories of London’s own real-life struggles.

Taking such an honest route, she says, was deliberate on her part.

“When I’m reading a book and someone isn’t being honest, I think. What’s the point?” She said. “I have a lot of young women who follow me on social media and say, ‘You’re so confident,’ or, ‘I wish I were as stylish and pretty as you’ — all of these things that I don’t associate with myself. They’re telling me about eating disorders and cutting themselves and I wanted to talk about those experiences that inform what I do now.”

One of the topics she writes about is her battle with anorexia and overeating.

“At my lowest, I was 90 pounds; at my heaviest, I was 180 pounds,” she said. “That was within one year. I remember wishing, even when I had psoriasis as a child, for a problem that wasn’t so visible. Make me an alcoholic; you can hide it better. Make me have a problem that not everyone in the world knows what’s going on.”

“I gained 15 pounds writing this book,” she continued. “I went through a whole crisis about that. ‘How am I going to do a speaking tour when I feel like crap?’ But a yoga instructor said to me, ‘We teach what we need to learn’ — and it was such a revelation.”

“That’s exactly why I wrote this book,” she continued, “for all the young girls and women who don’t feel like they’re enough.”

The Truth About Style is now available on bookstands nationwide.

– Written by Nicki Gostin

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