Alexis Ren Reveals How Her Relationship With Jay Alvarrez Impacted Her Eating Disorder

Earlier this year, Alexis Ren came clean about her struggle facing an eating disorder.  In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan.com, the Instagram model revealed how she developed an eating disorder following the traumatic death of her mother. 

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Speaking of her ex Jay Alvarrez, Ren revealed that their relationship progressed quickly due to her recent loss. "I tried to replace [my mom] with another person, which obviously doesn’t work out, especially when you’re young and you put your faith into a person who has different intentions," she said.

When the pair started to make their infamous "lifestyle videos," it forced Ren to face her appearance even further. "The only sense of relief I had was to be able to monitor my eating and my workouts," she said. 

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Because the pair was traveling so much, it became more difficult for Ren to maintain control over her strict diet and fitness regime. "It was a vicious cycle where when I did eat, I just felt worse, so I didn't want to eat, and ate less and less and less," said Ren. "I was scared of food."

Despite their recent public fights, Ren doesn't blame Alvarrez for what she was going through. "At that age, he didn't know how to handle what I was going through," she said. "I needed a mother, not a boyfriend." 

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Alexis Ren made headlines not too long ago when she opened up about her extremely public and in turn, extremely toxic, relationship with model/videographer Jay Alvarrez

The two went beyond viral in 2015, when pictures of them on exotic vacations flooded everyone's Instagram feeds. They were a gorgeous, young couple in love, living the most lavish of lives. After two-ish years of travelling and working together, the couple called it quits in February with some petty af tweets

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Former beloved Instagram couple Alexis Ren and Jay Alvarrez have taken to social media to air their dirty laundry. Ren posted a series of tweets to her Twitter in which she answered fan questions about her relationship with Alvarrez. The model claimed that the relationship ended because it was no longer good for Alvarrez's business, and that her ex-boyfriend manipulated her. She finishes off the rant with quite the statement, which we have linked below.

Alvarrez responded with a rather interesting tweet of his own. 

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