Candice Bergen is pleasantly plump and she’s happy with it.
“Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat,” the “Murphy Brown” star announces in her new memoir, “A Fine Romance,” reports Rob Shuter of naughtygossip.
“In the past 15 years . . . I have put on 30 pounds. I live to eat. None of this ‘eat to live’ stuff for me. I am a champion eater. No carb is safe — no fat, either,” she says.
It is the second memoir for the actress and this one focuses on her 15-year marriage to French director Louis Malle and remarriage to New York businessman and philanthropist Marshall Rose.
The 68-year-old actress is hilariously honest while discussing her relationship with food.
“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.
Women over 50 must choose between preserving either their face or their butts, she writes. She chose the former.
“Dieting is out of my purview,” she confesses. “I crave cookies . . . all the things that dilate my pupils.”
And she says her slender friends only reinforce her beliefs.
“They maintain their weight by routinely vomiting after major meals consisting of a slice of steak or a filet of fish,” she writes. “I am incapable of this.”
“A Fine Romance” comes out April 7.