Renee Zellweger Isn't Anorexic, She Just Likes Working Out, Okay?

The actress addresses rumors that she has an eating disorder and says going to the gym keeps her "sane"

Listen up, critics -- Renee Zellweger is healthy and happy, thank-you-very-much.

The slim, petite actress has declared that no, she does not have anorexia, contrary to numerous reports. In an interview with the U.K.'s Daily Express, Zellweger says that rumors that she is obsessed with being thin are all false. "When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic, it's very unfair and disappointing," said the 5-foot-4 actress. "It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that," she added, which could also be commentary on recent speculation that she has had plastic surgery.

Zellweger famously gained 30 pounds for Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001 and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in 2004, and quickly lost it all after filming ended. And since then, the 44-year-old actress has received criticism about her weight.

Zellweger explains that her slender figure isn't due to an eating disorder, but regular workouts. "I have a lifestyle that involves keeping my sanity by going to the gym," she says. The actress even involves her boyfriend, musician Doyle Bramhall II, in her workout routine. Just a couple weeks ago the pair was spotted at a Soul Cycle spinning class. "She looked really happy," a source told E! News. "They seemed comfortable with each other."

So Zellweger cares about her health. Good for her! And as a very famous actress, wanting to be in the best shape she can possibly be in shouldn't seem so unusual.

Isha Thorpe is an iVillage contributing writer. Find her on Twitter and Google+

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