Watch out, world, Katie Couric's getting candid.
On the Monday, Sept. 24, episode of the journalist's new daytime talk show, Katie, the charming host opened up and revealed that she struggled with an eating disorder for many years. Couric dropped the bombshell during her chat with guest Demi Lovato, who has also been open about her body image issues and past rehab stint.
"I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that. And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that's wrong, you're full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself, whether it's one cookie or a stick of gum that isn't sugarless, that I would sometimes beat myself up for that," Couric said.
Couric struggled with the disorder from ages 18 to 24 during her time in college at the University of Virginia, and then for the next two years when she began her reporting career. Although her struggle with the disorder lasted over six years, she ultimately overcame the eating disorder with the help of a therapist.
Lovato also opened up about her own personal battle and in-patient treatment, which she admits was "so difficult at first."
Sympathetic to Demi's struggles, Katie also elaborated on the inner turmoil an eating disorder can cause, "How do you have a healthy relationship with food, and say, ‘You know what, I can have one cookie and it's OK?' That is such a huge thing for people who wrestle with this."
Couric declined to go into further detail, but there's no question Demi and Katie make a powerful team when it comes to spreading the word about eating disorders.