Nicole Richie has shot back at speculation that she has suffered from an eating disorder saying it’s “insulting and irresponsible.”

The mom-of-two dropped down to a size zero back in 2006, and was snapped looking remarkably frail on the beach in her bikini but she tells the UK’s Marie Claire that she was never anorexic.

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“I felt it was a little unfair to say someone has an eating disorder when they don’t,” says the 28-year-old.

“It’s extremely insulting and irresponsible. An eating disorder is serious and it’s a disease.”

The former reality star, now mother to two-year old Harlow and four-month old Sparrow with boyfriend Joel Madden, is getting rave reviews for her jewelry line and fashion collection.

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“I’m just one to live in the present and enjoy the time that I’m having. Going into my past is just not something that I do,” she says.

“Right now I’m just living my dreams.”

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