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Lena Dunham has spoken about the correlation between food and heartbreak, as well as her past drug dependency, in a new interview with ELLE UK.

The Once Upon A Time In actress, 33, reflected on her break-up from singer/producer Jack Antonoff, from whom she split in January 2018 after a six-year dalliance.

'Sadness is the only thing that’s ever made me lose weight,' she told the publication. 'Two years ago, during the last gasps of my six-year relationship, I lost weight.

Candid: Lena Dunham has spoken about the correlation between food and heartbreak, as well as her past drug dependency, in a new interview with ELLE UK

Candid: Lena Dunham has spoken about the correlation between food and heartbreak, as well as her past drug dependency, in a new interview with ELLE UK

'Not a little weight. Not the kind of weight where your bras feel kind of generous and you marvel at your subtle but oh-wow-it’s-definitely-there-now clavicle. No, it was a lot of weight.'

She went on: 'It happened, like many things, at first slowly and then all at once.

'It started with a stomach infection that necessitated a diet of basmati rice and bottles of Pedialyte (didn’t hate it). Then came the 2016 election, when we all either started or stopped eating en masse.

'At the end of that relationship, the weight was falling off in double digits but, as I explained to my closest friends, I experienced none of the heady triumph of the women showing off their formerly-huge jeans in a full page ad for weight-loss pills.'

Ex: She has reflected on her break-up from singer/producer Jack Antonoff [pictured February 2017]

Ex: She has reflected on her break-up from singer/producer Jack Antonoff [pictured February 2017]

Reflecting: The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actress, 33, reflected on her break-up

Reflecting: The Once Upon A Time In actress, 33, reflected on her break-up

The Girls scribe went on to reflect on what happened next.

'When my boyfriend and I broke up, I very

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