May 23, 2013 12:31 PM by Megan Thompson
Remember Meredith Phillips? If you are a Bachelorette fan you probably remember her, she was the star of the show back in 2004. Meredith seemed like the girl next door, a natural beauty with a down-to-earth personality – not a person who would become addicted to alcohol. Meredith Phillips is now six months sober and is opening up about her battle with alcohol and sharing why she finally stopped drinking.
Meredith was originally part of The Bachelor, but didn’t receive a rose from Bob Guiney. But like most fan favorites, Meredith returned as the star of The Bachelorette determined to find love. At the end of the season, Meredith found herself engaged to Ian McKee. But like most love found on The Bachelorette the couple didn’t last much after the taping of the show.
Years later, Meredith is now opening up about her problems with alcohol. The former reality star admits to drinking more than 20 bottles of wine in a week and blacking out often. “For years I’d wake up every day feeling like I was hit by a truck,” Meredith shared with People Magazine. So what caused Meredith to stop drinking? “I realized I was going to kill myself, there wasn’t another path for me other than to stop,” Meredith says in her interview. This girl next door is now six months sober and is finally starting to live her life again.
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