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I said at the beginning of the interview that Mattel had a major announcement to make exclusively here on FOX & Friends and we're gonna do that right now it has to do with your health one -- the other controversies surrounding you is that.
Some of the other housewives on the -- say -- too -- What would you like to make the announcement about today you know I am I don't deal with anorexic I'm not an anorexic and I've never had an eating disorder.
But one thing I have kept a secret is from seventy.
This is very emotional accounts just.
Can I -- and yes for seventeen years for Mattel has suffered from multiple sclerosis.
And when I watched the real housewives of DC and I see this story line of them -- picking on her frankly.
You know there's always going to be somebody in those -- that they take on and it happens to be Mattel.
Oh she's anorexic we have to have an intervention it keeps the story -- flowing but unfortunately.
-- it's not true just like it wasn't true that they the -- pressures she has -- We'll sclerosis I can talk now -- -- and had to get ahead and your first time I've said it publicly.
You know my own family my cousins.
A lot of the people -- -- my best friend just found out so it's something that I kept personal.
And I think a lot of people do with chronic illnesses or you know any type of disease and -- you know whether it's harder.
Whenever you deal with you know breast cancer -- me I kept it personal because they never wanted to be -- never wanted to have pity.
And I certainly wanted to hold -- -- my job.
So and I think you know we're making strides in America every year but maybe at this time with the White House and everything that took place.
Maybe all this happened for a reason that I can do something good to help someone out.
And and you know that you know one thing that you know -- and I'm very proud of -- You know coming out and talking about this but instead of running and keep your head in the sand you know.
Stay out there and live a life and do what I look at how -- are -- you have a great.
Well why wouldn't you if you -- very shocked to find that out today coming -- we hope that your health continues in our interaction thank you and we appreciate you telling your story there -- -- -- in the -- and -- and Diane diamond.
My pleasure on the book thank you sir just a lot --
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