Candice Bergen

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Many Hollywood actresses denounce gluten and praise the Paleo diet, but not Candice Bergen.

The 68-year-old Murphy Brown star is eating what she wants and has happily gained weight! In her new memoir, A Fine Romance, she more than keeps it real, writing, (as excerpted by Today), "Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat."

"In the past 15 years...I have put on 30 pounds," she continues. "I live to eat. None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me."

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Bergen goes on to call herself "a champion eater," writing, "No carb is safe—no fat, either."

The former model says her "skinny friends" are "miserable," writing, "They maintain their weight by routinely vomiting after major meals consisting of a slice of steak or a filet of fish...I am incapable of this."

"Dieting is out of my purview," she adds. "I crave cookies...all the things that dilate my pupils."

"At a recent dinner party I shared bread and olive oil, followed by chocolate ice cream with my husband. A woman near me looked at me, appalled, and I thought, ‘I don't care,'" she writes.

A Fine Romance, which hits shelves Apr. 7, will feature plenty of Bergen's blunt musings on food, but it will also provide insight into her relationships. She was married to French director Louis Malle from 1980 until his death in 1995, and has been wed to real estate magnate Marshall Rose since 2000. She has a 30-year-old daughter, Chloé, from her marriage to Malle.

Bergen's first memoir, Knock Wood, was released in 1984.

(E! and NBC are both members of the NBCUniversal family.)

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