TV QUEEN SUSIE ELELMAN ‘I'VE FINALLY BEAT MY DEMONS!'
New Idea|November 29, 2021
WITH A NEW LEASE ON LIFE, THE EFFERVESCENT STAR HOPES TO FIND LOVE AGAIN
Craig Bennett

These days, when Susie Elelman smiles, it’s the real deal. The upbeat TV star has a renewed focus after beating her decadeslong battle with low selfesteem and reconciling a tumultuous private life.

This new attitude is on full display when Susie steps into New Idea’s studio for our fun photo shoot. Forget an entourage of stylists and hair and makeup artists – Susie likes to do things her way. And when you’ve got taste like hers, it’s easy to see why she wants to be in control.

“I’ve finally conquered my demons and it’s wonderfully liberating,” confesses Susie, 67. “Among the issues was a dread of getting older, especially as I began to approach 70. I feared being thrown on the scrap heap, of being unloved and unwanted.”

Susie reveals she recently made a pact with herself, which includes no more obsessing over birthdays, fibbing about her age or worrying about her weight.

“Instead, I’ve embraced my life experiences, the good, the bad and the ugly … and I’ve also decided to stop listening to the haters,” she says.

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