In recent years, Dunham has faced controversy for various reasons, including accusations of racial insensitivity, insensitive comments about sexual assault, and a controversial op-ed in which she defended a friend who was accused of rape.
She has also been criticized for her handling of diversity and inclusion issues on “Girls” and for her involvement in the Time’s Up movement.
All of this happened after she had come from the most trying period. She terms the “50-car pileup,” as she puts it started during the last stages of the series Girls in 2016, during the stresses of creating the hit series despite the constant criticism on the press and social media.
She was being criticized for everything from her PR blunders to her looks, which shook her foundations.
Some called her a child molester due to a revelation that she had examined her younger sibling’s private parts. Others called her a traitor for defending Murray Miller when he was accused of rape.
She later apologized though this did not prevent her from sinking.
“Those images of me at the last Girls premiere, skinny and hollow-eyed, that was 100 percent my appetite and my body just shutting down in response to that,” she confessed.
When Girl released its last episode in April 2017, her situation got worse.
Since she spent most of her 20s focused on series that made her famous, she faced a creative abyss.
In 2018, she went through a hysterectomy to reduce the discomfort caused by endometriosis, a disorder that makes the menstrual tissue grow outside the uterus.
She also broke up with Jack Antonoff and was admitted to rehab for being addicted to benzodiazepines, especially Klonopin. She ended her engagements, including her close friendship with her co-star Janni Konner.
The pandemic could have destroyed her completely, but luck struck when she had lost all hope. She realized that the isolation rejuvenated her state of mind and creativity.
It was as though everything was preparing her for this moment.
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Dunham’s Love Life
The actress did confirm that she was dating the musician during an interview in April.
This was published by The New York Times. She said, “It’s been a few months. I feel really lucky.” She went on to call her beau and went on to say he was the greatest person she had ever met. The actress recently got married to her boyfriend, Luis Felber. The artist hinted at the occasion on a Sunday morning by posting on his Instagram “This Will Be Our Year,” a song by The Zombies.
Dunham’s representatives did not respond to requests for comment. In some of the Zoom interviews, she was seen seated in her parent’s New York home, and her husband occasionally appeared behind her. “I have always been by nature what I call a ‘bed creature,” she says in one of the many Zoom conversations she had.
She continues, “I’ve gotten used to the idea that there are times when my body’s not going to work for me and the only thing that I’m going to have is books and writing and my relationship to my work and making art.”