She then connected the sexual abuse she was subjected to in her childhood with her body image struggles.
“I think it’s what your body does to protect you if you’re a kid who’s sexually abused, which I was,” she said. “You kind of disconnect from your body. You dissociate. You don’t pay attention to it. You don’t want to love it, because it’s kind of betrayed you in some way.”
On a happier note, O'Donnell spoke fondly of her new partner, although she did reveal that she doesn't think she'll ever tie the knot again. This revelation comes in the wake of her ex-wife Michelle Rounds' suicide.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline immediately at 1-800-273-8255.