Friends have leaped to the defence of 90210 star Shenae Grimes - attributing her heartbreak over a recent death to her wild lifestyle and weightloss.
The superslim actress has recently been at the centre of speculation about her shrinking figure, with many online gossips suggesting that she may be struggling with an eating disorder.
The 19-year-old's denials have done nothing to stomp out the reports and now the father of her late friend, Cory Mintz - who died in July (08) - has reached out to hush the rumours.
Allan Mintz tells U.S. magazine Star, "Shenae was my son Cory's best friend; they might have even dated a little bit. When Cory died, it was incredibly hard for Shenae. She was beyond heartbroken, and I know she had a really difficult time getting over it."