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In her new memoir A Fine Romance, Candice Bergen opens up about her weight gain and why it doesn't bother her.

"Let me just come right out and say it: I am fat," the Murphy Brown actress writes in an excerpt obtained by Page Six.

"In the past 15 years... I have put on 30 pounds," she adds. "I live to eat. None of this 'eat to live' stuff for me. I am a champion eater. No carb is safe -- no fat, either."

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The actress, 68, goes on to call out the shameful ways women treat one another and the damaging ways they go about achieving what is considered by many to be the ideal body shape.

"At a recent dinner party I shared bread and olive oil, followed by chocolate ice cream with my husband," Bergen says. "A woman near me looked at me, appalled, and I thought, 'I don't care.'"

She adds, "[Skinny women] maintain their weight by routinely vomiting after major meals consisting of a slice of steak or a filet of fish. I am incapable of this."

A Fine Romance hits shelves April 7. What do you think about Bergen's comments?

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