After a nasty split with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart is apparently not doing well. The Hollywood actress is subsisting primarily on Red Bull and cigarettes while keeping as low a profile as possible.
A source close to her also said Stewart is looking pale and worn-out. Stewart and Pattinson’s relationship lasted nearly four years and ended when Stewart admitted to an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders.
The insider said, “Kristen is a nervous wreck and existing on a diet of cigarettes, sugar-free Red Bull and the occasional bag of potato chips…Whenever anyone tries to push her to eat even a small bowl of soup, she either claims that she’s just had something, which isn’t true, or that she’s nauseous and there’s no chance of keeping anything down.”
The 22-year-old has canceled her recent engagements, including appearing at the MTV Awards with Pattinson, the premiere of her new film On the Road, and the upcoming Twilight conventions all over the country.
While breakups can be bad, we don’t recommend Stewart’s choice of sustenance in the midst of her heartache. Scientists say Red Bull, which is banned in Denmark, Norway, and Uruguay, increases your risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Sure, a can only has ten calories, but it also delivers a risk of dependency and insomnia. The adverse health effects of cigarettes hardly needs to be gone over again.
Stewart’s behavior also sounds like the beginnings of a dangerous eating disorder. Anorexia can be a huge lifelong problem, especially for someone constantly in the spotlight.
Both Stewart and Sanders, who has a wife and two children, have issued public apologies for their affair, but Pattinson has stayed silent on the subject. The media bashing and celebrity comments have ranged everywhere from Will Ferrell telling Conan O’Brian on his show that “She is a Trampire!” to Jodie Foster commenting on stars’ lack of privacy and how young actors are prevented from having a childhood. A viral video on YouTube entitled “HOW COULD YOU DO THIS KRISTEN?!” shows a brokenhearted fan delivering a tirade of her own comments about the scandal while weeping.
It’s no wonder that Stewart is finding ways to self soothe, but there are certainly healthier ways to do so. And we hope that those closest to her are helping her get back on the right track with healthful foods, water, and even yoga and plenty of sleep.
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August 20th, 2012