Bachelor star and sex addict reveals her secret health battle

Sex addict Bachelor star reveals her secret health battle that caused her to lose friends and spend days in a dark room: ‘It was slowly killing me’

Former Bachelor star Belinda ‘Love’ Rygier has spoken for the first time about her secret battle with chronic fatigue and lupus.

The relationship guru, 38, shared her heartbreaking ordeal in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, revealing she’d spent the past 18 months trying to recover.

‘Healing truly became the forefront of my priorities. Chronic fatigue and Lupus really took their toll on my body and my mind,’ wrote Belinda, who rose to fame on Matty Johnson’s season of The Bachelor in 2017. 

Former Bachelor star and recovered sex addict Belinda Rygier has spoken for the first time about her secret battle with chronic fatigue and lupus. (Pictured on The Bachelor in 2017)

Former Bachelor star and recovered sex addict Belinda Rygier has spoken for the first time about her secret battle with chronic fatigue and lupus. (Pictured on The Bachelor in 2017)

‘I am still on a healing journey at the moment. The hardest part for me was stopping, not being able to live my heart’s purpose,’ she continued, before bravely sharing the debilitating effects of her illness.

‘Amongst the challenges of sleeping 18 hours a day, losing friends due to the inability to do many things, not being able to eat, wash my hair, and literally living most of my days in a dark room sleeping,’ she said.

‘My hopes, dreams, and goals were on pause. Going from being extremely active, to dormant was hard and has taught me many things.’

The relationship guru, 38, shared her heartbreaking ordeal in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, revealing she'd spent the past 18 months trying to recover

The relationship guru, 38, shared her heartbreaking ordeal in a lengthy Instagram post on Wednesday, revealing she’d spent the past 18 months trying to recover 

Thankfully, Belinda is now on the path to recovery and wants to inspire others with her healing journey. 

‘We must first prioritise our thoughts in order to be and feel healthy, plus attract the love we truly want in our lives,’ she said.

‘I am slowly coming out of my cocoon, recognising my body’s needs and not just saying I can sleep when I am dead. Because it was actually slowly killing me.’

'I am still on a healing journey at the moment. The hardest part for me was stopping, not being able to live my heart's purpose,' she said

‘I am still on a healing journey at the moment. The hardest part for me was stopping, not being able to live my heart’s purpose,’ she said 

Belinda concluded her post by asking fans to be ‘patient’ as she ‘slowly reintegrates’ back into her normal life and career as a relationship coach.

What is lupus? 

Systemic lupus erythematosus, known colloquially as lupus, is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own tissue, leading to inflammation that results in visible swelling and joint pain.

The disease affects women much more frequently than men and leaves suffers feeling extremely fatigued

The condition is also typified by a ‘butterfly rash’ which spreads across the face of many with the illness.

There is no cure for lupus, but most of those afflicted are able to live a normal lifespan on medication.

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It’s not the first time Belinda has overcome a debilitating illness: she previously recovered from a rampant sex addiction that saw her sleep with more than 700 men and go clubbing six times a week to find lovers.

Speaking to radio show You’re a Grub Mate! in August, she explained she had been in recovery for eight years, and remained abstinent for 15 months.

‘I didn’t know I had the problem until I healed it. The issue was with my relationships and I kept attracting toxic men. I thought, “I’m the common denominator. What’s going on?”‘ she explained.

‘When I recovered, I thought there was some unhealed trauma from my past that was causing my sex addiction. It ruled my life, but I was a functioning addict, I have a great career, you wouldn’t know on the surface.’ 

She recalled how she would ‘go out clubbing five or six times a week’ to find more lovers before the age of dating apps.

‘Men were very good at telling me what I want to hear, it was about feeling beautiful and validated and loved rather than having the sex,’ she added.

Belinda said she ‘lost track’ of the total number of people she’d slept with, but it was ‘above 700’.

Belinda concluded her post by asking fans to be 'patient' as she 'slowly reintegrates' back into her normal life and career as a relationship coach

Belinda concluded her post by asking fans to be ‘patient’ as she ‘slowly reintegrates’ back into her normal life and career as a relationship coach 

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