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OTRC: Ginnifer Goodwin dieting since she was 9?

Ginnifer Goodwin of the HBO polygamy drama series 'Big Love' and actor Joey Kern are engaged, it was reported on Dec. 27, 2010. Kern, 34, and the 32-year-old actress, who has also starred in films such as 'He's Just Not That Into You' and 'Ramona and Beezus,' have been dating since 2008. (Pictured: Ginnifer Goodwin appears in a scene from the HBO series 'Big Love'.) (HBO)

Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays a "sister wife" on the HBO polygamy drama series "Big Love", has reportedly said she has been a member of the Weight Watchers diet program for 23 years - which means she started when she was about 9 years old.

The 32-year-old actress made her comments to Health magazine. Goodwin said she considers herself to be "extremely healthy" nowadays but was overweight when she was in grade school.

"I changed my eating habits in fourth grade because I was a heavy little girl, and I was unhappy," she said. "I remember my mom making dinner for me the first night that I was on this new program, and I burst out crying because the vegetables were green, and I thought she was trying to starve me to death. I have been a member of Weight Watchers for 23 years, and I'm back on it right now."

Goodwin also praised her "Big Love" costar Jeanne Tripplehorn, saying she taught her to make the "most amazing thing in the world" - a mixture of instant oatmeal, peanut butter and jelly.

"Big Love" returns for a fifth and final season on Jan. 16, 2011.

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