As Tori Spelling took to the beach with her family in Malibu, her shockingly skeletal frame was clearly on show.
But while the former star of Beverly Hills 90210 concedes she is ‘too thin’, she today denied rumors that she’s suffering with anorexia.
The 37-year-old mother-of-two blames her pin-thin frame on a recent bout of swine flu, saying she went through three rounds of antibiotics that left her weak and frail.
‘I was sick for months and had a hard time eating, so I was losing weight,’ she told People magazine. ‘I did look too thin. I went from doctor to doctor trying to find answers.’
‘Seeing those bones I was scared,’ she told the publication. ‘I did look too thin.’
She denies allegations that she was starving herself, saying: ‘I’m not anorexic, I don’t have an eating disorder.
‘But when everyone’s like, ‘What’s the reason, then?’ I didn’t want to say I had swine flu. I was too embarrassed.’
Tori, who spent the weekend at the beach with husband Dean and children Liam, 3, and Stella, 2, also addressed reports her marriage is on the brink of collapse.
‘We aren’t getting divorced, but there are issues. What happens when you’re married, have kids and a job? I haven’t found the balance yet.’
The pair appear together in Tori & Dean and she is set to release a new book, Uncharted TerriTORI.