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Scary Skinny Secret: Portia De Rossi Wasting Away As Friends Fear For Her Life

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Jan. 21 2016, Updated 10:01 a.m. ET

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Portia de Rossi is getting thinner by the day, as shocking new photos reveal, and friends fear the actress — who battled eating disorders for decades — may be risking her life once again.

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Friends close to Portia, a devout Vegan, worry she's in desperate need of gaining weight.

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The Scandal star, standing 5'6" tall, had reached a healthy 127 pounds last year, but in recent weeks dropped close to 100 pounds.

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"Not only does she have a heavy workload on Scandal, she's been having problems in her marriage with Ellen DeGeneres," one source tells Radar exclusively. "The stress is starting to show."

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As reported last April, Portia and Ellen's marriage has been suffering, which could result in an explosive $220 million divorce battle.

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The Australian actress, 42, began dieting as a preteen when her modeling career started: "I felt tremendous responsibility when I was 12 years old and put on a catwalk. My modeling agents told me to go on a diet. So I didn't eat for 10 days before then."

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"I erase the feelings with food, erase the food with vomiting, but you're still left with the shame," she once commented on her struggles with eating disorders.

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In 2000, Portia was at her smallest size, weighing an alarming 82 pounds. She admitted she starved herself daily.

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After Portia married Ellen 2008, she was on a healthier track, but in May 2014, she checked into a month-long Malibu rehab program, reportedly for drug and alcohol treatment. Now, sources believe the couple's marital woes may be contributing to Portia's frail appearance.

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"Relationship issues are at the top of relapse triggers," Dr. Stuart Fischer, a New York physician who has not treated Portia, told Radar. "This can jeopardize both her health and her relationship."

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"Lapses are frequent in people who have suffered severe weight fluctuation before, and many psychiatrists feel that it is a chronic disease," added Dr. Fischer. "Emotional stress causes relapses in many people who have suffered this unfortunate condition, resulting in dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, and often physical collapse. These cause heart rhythm disturbances, which can stop the heart."

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