Washington appears on the cover of People to discuss how she overcame heartbreak to find job with a great job, marriage, and baby. On coping with sadness:
I used food as a way to cope. It was my best friend. I’d eat anything and everything, sometimes until I passed out. I had this personality that was driven toward perfectionism. I would tell people I was at the library but instead go to the gym and exercise for hours and hours … There was a lot of guilt and a lot of shame.