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Bachelorette Meredith Phillips Opens Up About Her Alcoholism

UpdatePosted 05/22/2013 08:15PM

The Bachelorette's Meredith Phillips: My Battle with Alcoholism

Originally posted 05/22/2013 12:40PM

Sitting down for an interview on a sunny afternoon in L.A., Meredith Phillips can't help but complain about those last 10 lbs. she'd like to lose. As a former model and, most notably, the star of The Bachelorette in 2004, she'll admit she's a little hard on herself.

"I need to get back in the gym. I should really be taking better care of myself," she says. "But I really can only focus on one thing at a time right now."

Her primary focus has been far more challenging than logging time on a treadmill. Until six months ago, Phillips, 39, was in the throes of alcoholism. Now, she's more than 150 days sober and still struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Bachelorette Breakup for Meredith & Ian | Meredith Phillips

Bachelorette Breakup for Meredith & Ian

Originally posted 02/01/2005 06:00PM

Yet another reality romance has gone sour: The Bachelorette duo Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee have called it quits.

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Vince Vaughn: What A Player | Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn: What A Player

Originally posted 08/10/2004 06:00AM

Think celebrities always get all the freebies they want? Think again. Only one star got to take home a copy of the new EA Sports Madden NFL 2005 Xbox game after the launch party at L.A. club Shelter recently. The lucky fella? Vince Vaughn, who is such a diehard fan of the game that we're told he's had every version, so EA rewarded his loyalty with the advance copy. Everyone else at the bash – including Muhammad Ali, Owen Wilson, Cole Hauser, Nicole Richie, Danny Masterson and Shane West – has to wait until the game is released Aug. 12, just like the rest of us mere mortals. Spies tell us Snoop Dogg has been calling the games company for weeks trying to get an advance copy, but to no avail.

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Meredith and Ian Move In Together

Originally posted 03/25/2004 10:09AM

Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee got engaged during the Feb. 25 finale of "The Bachelorette." But why wait for the wedding to set up house? The two decided earlier this month to move in and are now living together, PEOPLE reports in its latest issue.

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Meredith Phillips

Originally posted 03/10/2004 3:21PM

It's been a whole two weeks since viewers watched The Bachelorette star Meredith Phillips pick her Mr. Right, Ian McKee – who promptly dropped to one knee and proposed marriage on the show's Feb. 25 finale. But for all you reality-romance cynics, here's a shocking update: They're still together.

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'Bachelorette' Meredith: Ian's Her Man

Originally posted 02/25/2004 01:00PM

In the end, passion beat stability. At least that appeared to be the case during ABC's two-hour conclusion of "The Bachelorette," during which Meredith Phillips chose Brazil-born hunk Ian McKee as her Mr. Right.

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Bachelorette Losers Speak!

Originally posted 02/19/2004 10:00AM

The Bachelorette's Meredith Phillips has chosen her two finalists – so what better way to celebrate than letting the brokenhearted dumpees lick their wounds on national television? ABC did just that, rounding up all 21 of them for Thursday night's special, "The Men Tell All." And while finalists Matthew Hickl, 28, and Ian McKee, 29, are left to compete for Meredith's affection next Wednesday, runners-up Chad Schlee, 32, and Lanny Lawrence, 26, spilled their guts to PEOPLE about their experience.

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'Bachelorette': Two Men and a Babe

Originally posted 02/19/2004 10:00AM

And then there were two. As ABC's matchmaking reality series neared its end Wednesday, bachelorette Meredith Phillips left her man Chad hanging -- but just for a minute.

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