The past several years have been difficult for her.
In a lengthy statement that she posted on Instagram, Decker informed her followers on her difficulties or life in general, beginning her post by saying, “I want to be open and honest. I have struggled the last couple of years.”
“The reason why I want to share this is because I think I got to a place where I was trying to hide my vulnerabilities because if I made everything look great all the time it would hide my internal struggles.”
“I have also always felt a duty to make people smile and happy or laugh and always be that bubbly girl. I have a very blessed life with healthy children and an incredible loving rock of husband. But I have definitely struggled these past couple years. My anxiety has gotten worse, my self-esteem, my confidence,” she added.
The actress continued by admitting that things are becoming a little worse and that sometimes she simply breaks down in tears, adding that she has been struggling with her body image issues. “I go from one extreme to being obsessed with working out and being muscular and thin to just giving up and gaining because the food makes me feel better and then ultimately, it’s a cycle that just gets worse again.”
It’s not only her mental health and body image issues she’s suffering, but also her career in the industry, which she described as a constant battle. ”I’ve been wanting to be a country singer since I was nine years old and sometimes, I feel like I’m constantly in a battle with the rest of the industry to prove to them that I’m not just a TV personality or an influencer because that has outshined my music.”
“As a women in 2022, I don’t understand why I can’t have a family, publish books, own a fashion brand, be an influencer, and do TV without being questioned if I take my music career seriously just because I’ve chosen to dream big.”
Furthermore, she brought up the subject of a Reddit “hate page” that she said repeatedly tore her apart on a daily basis, killing her every day and making her question what her role in this industry was.
Even though she made the decision not to discuss any of her private family matters in public, it still happened and it broke her heart. Nevertheless, she thanks her supporters for being by her side throughout it all in the final paragraph of her post.
“You have been with me and my whole career and it almost didn’t feel authentic to not share what I’ve been going through,” she concluded. “I know I’m not alone. And I wanted you to know you’re not alone too. I’m working through it and navigating daily on how to heal.”
Reactions to Jessie James Decker Struggles With Her Body Image Issues And Mental Health
Thank you for starting the conversion. A lot of people struggle with depression and are too embarrassed to talk about it— Kellie Winnett (@KellieWinnett) June 25, 2022