In the Washington Post profile, Jennette McCurdy notes that she has largely recovered from her eating disorders and now has a better relationship with alcohol than she did during those dark years of her life. After her mother’s death in 2013, McCurdy began seeing therapy, saying, “Coming to terms with the reality of my life hasn’t been easy. It wasn’t painless. Through consistent work and exploration, it became liberating and healing.”
McCurdy has retired from acting in recent years, her last project being the Netflix series Between. Meanwhile, McCurdy told the Post that her former co-star Miranda Cosgrove contacted her about starring in the “iCarly” revival for Paramount+, but that she didn’t hesitate to say no. Explaining her decision to turn down the iCarly reboot, McCurdy said: “That time of my life was so drenched with the baggage of not wanting to be there, with my mother, with the environment that I was in – I’d love to with that to be able to have a little more peace.”
Though the details McCurdy shares about her time as a child star are harrowing, it sounds like she’s working to heal and move forward.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration website or contact the SAMHSA National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).