Transcript for Ex-'Bachelorette' on '20 Wine Bottle a Week' Addiction
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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