Former Bachelorette star Meredith Phillips recently revealed a deep, dark secret: She's a recovering alcoholic. The gorgeous brunette, who was the star of the ABC show in 2004, admit to People magazine that not only was she wasted during the filming of everyone's favorite dating show, but she was at a point in which she was blacking out daily and drinking 20 bottles of wine a week. That's a lot of booze.
Meredith is amazingly now 150 days sober, but her road to this point, like most addictions, wasn't an easy one. "I realized I was going to kill myself," Meredith said. "There wasn't another path for me other than to stop."
Even though it's incredibly inspiring that Meredith had the balls to come out and admit something that so many are embarrassed about, I have to say: This truly is a shock. Addictions obviously know no prejudices, but it's crazy to think the prim and proper-looking Bachelor contestant who tried to win Bob Guiney's heart was going through this.