Jordan Fisher, known for his roles in Broadway’s “Hamilton” and Disney Channel’s “Liv and Maddie” and “Teen Beach Movie”, is opening up about a difficult time in his life.
For the first time, Fisher revealed his past struggles with an eating disorder, which he faced at the same time his wife, Ellie Fisher, was pregnant.
Jordan Fisher Says He Was Diagnosed With An Eating Disorder
Jordan Fisher went onto “The Drew Barrymore Show” where, for the first time, he opened up about his struggles with an eating disorder during the same time his wife was pregnant.
“I think it’s important to mention—especially for the sake of this conversation—we were four months pregnant, five months pregnant, always wanted to be a dad, knew that I was about to achieve that goal and take on the biggest and best project of my life with my partner and best friend, and I was diagnosed with an eating disorder that I did not know that I had,” he revealed on the talk show.
The former Disney Channel star continued, “I just knew that I had reflux and like all of these things that were making it difficult for me to eat and didn’t realize that there were all of these traumas from my childhood that I needed to work through in therapy.”
The “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You” star and his wife, Ellie Fisher, welcomed their baby girl, Riley, in June 2022, however, he hadn’t spoken publicly about his eating disorder diagnosis until now.
“My last couple of months of my contract were very, very difficult physical times for me,” he continued to explain on the show in regard to his work life. “I lost 30 pounds. I’ve actually never talked about this out loud on a platform like this at all. And man, I’m so glad that I made it through that desert because here we are now talking to you. I am so much stronger.”
Jordan Fisher Talks Future
The singer and actor is returning to Broadway as he is set to star in “Sweeney Todd”. He also provided his voice to the soundtrack of Walt Disney World‘s fireworks show, “Happily Ever After”, which just made its triumphant return earlier this month — in which Fisher and his wife were present for inside the theme park.
Fisher says he is looking forward to making more memories with his wife and daughter in the future, and continuing to focus on his work, which brings him joy and happiness.
“That, to me, is what sets my joy and my happiness, like what’s innate and lives inside of me apart from everything else,” the 28-year-old said on the talk show. “Because it’s easy for me to block out the noise when I’m with my family and with my kid and with my wife.”
Jordan Fisher and Ellie Fisher tied the knot in 2020 at Walt Disney World, however, they have known each other since they were 9 and 13 years of age. The two welcomed their first child, Riley, in June 2022.