That would be on the heat index. A shocking revelation from former "bachelorette" meredith phillips, her long secret battle with alcoholism on screen and off. Bianna golodryga hat down wit her for an... See More
That would be on the heat index. A shocking revelation from former "bachelorette" meredith phillips, her long secret battle with alcoholism on screen and off. Bianna golodryga hat down wit her for an interview. Reporter: These days, she's taking life one step at a time. Not long ago, she was taking them one rose at a time. Ther model came in third on bachelor bob's season. Then as the franchise's second "bachelorette." She accepted the pro posed of ian McKee. Will you? Yes. Reporter: Were you in love? Mm-hmm. I wasn't expecting him to give me the ring. Reporter: Behind the glitz and glamour was a problem spiraling out of control. Meredith was an xholic. It's reported you were drinking upwards of 20 bottles of wine a week. Is that true? It's true. I started with bottles. Then I would go for the box. I could hide it. I could crumple up the box. Reporter: It's widely known that with "the bachelor" comes a lot of drinking. There's hardly a scene without a dplasz of clol. Was alcohol prevalent throughout the taping? Oh, yeah, for sure. That's -- it's always right there. It's the 26th person in the room. The alcohol. Reporter: The alcohol? ? Yeah. Reporter: She says her drinking problem went from bad to worse when her engagement to ian was broken off and when both of her beloved parents died in a span of four years. What was your lowest point? Waking up, after blacking out. I cut myself or hurt myself unintentionally. Reporter: She admitt ted herself to a treatment program. She says every day remains a struggle. We're in an outdoor bar space, nice weather, people drinking. Does that make you want to drink? How does that feel walking through here? It doesn't make me want to drink. Reporter: Newly married to her high school sweetheart, she's working on remodeling her home and trying her hand at modeling again. I've had a really, really hard four years. I'm getting my strength from my weakness. I want to see what I have. It's not over yet. Reporter: For "good morning america," bianna golodryga, abc news, new york. Good for her. Yeah, good luck. Great story. Here we .
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