A few months after separating from Emilio, Paula, who had been suffering from bulimia for 15 years, checked herself into Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. "I learned at a very early age I didn't fit in physically. I learned through years of rejections from auditions. . . . I would ask myself, 'Why can't I be tall and skinny like the other dancers?" the singer told "Primetime Live" upon leaving rehab. "Battling bulimia has been like war on my body. Me and my body have been on two separate sides. We've never, until recently, been on the same side."