‘It was really scary’: Model Emily Ratajkowski opens up about weight loss that saw her drop to 45kg

Emily Ratajkowski has bravely opened up about her recent health issues which saw her drop an alarming amount of weight.

Speaking on her High Low with Em Rata podcast, the model revealed she tends to lose weight when her mental health or physical wellbeing is compromised. 

“I think trauma lives in the body, that’s been my experience,” the 31-year-old told her guest, media personality and adult film star Mia Khalifa.

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“I actually go the other way when I’m really unwell, I lose so much weight,” Ratajkowski added. “I was down to 100 pounds [45kg] recently and it was really, really scary.”

The British-born American appears to have gone through some trauma in her personal life too recently, with the breakdown of her marriage to Sebastian Bear-McClard in July.

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The exes were married for four years, exchanging vows in a civil ceremony in New York in 2018, just weeks after they started dating. They welcomed a son, Sylvester, in March 2021. 

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However, Ratajkowski – who filed for divorce from the film producer in September amid cheating allegations – said her health is now on track. 

‘Now I’ve gained weight. Like for me, it’s a huge game-changer, and it’s how I know I’m happy,” she said on the podcast. 

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Since early November, Ratajkowski is reportedly dating comedian Pete Davidson, with the rumoured couple stepping out together for the first time this weekend when they attended a basketball game at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

“Emily continues to spend time with Pete,” a source told People magazine. “She finds him charming and funny. He is a passionate guy and plans great dates. Emily is still taking it slowly. She is intrigued and flattered.” 

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