Model and actress Juliane Snekkestad (26) became really famous in 2018 as Marius Borg Høiby’s (24) girlfriend. Since then she has appeared in the Netflix series, among others “Home for Christmas” and Angelina Jolie-Filme «Maleficent: Mistress of Evil».
Now she’s in a great interview with One magazine, where she talks about her previously unknown diagnosis, among other things.
– It’s a bloody disease
In the interview, Snekkestad goes into more detail about something that she should have thought about a lot over a long period of time. She first says that she wants to be honest and say it for what it really is.
The 26-year-old appears to be leading a “perfect” life that many refer to as “perfect” when looking at her Instagram account. On the other hand, nobody lives a life without challenges and worries.
For the first time, she openly and honestly shares a topic that is close to her heart.
Snekkestad tells A-magasinet that she hopes the openness about the diagnosis can help others in the same situation.
– I am bipolar. I was diagnosed when I was young, so I’ve lived with my disease for many years. I got help from BUP (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, journ.anm.) Early on and now I go into talk therapy and take medication, she explains, adding:
– I can be completely normal, then suddenly I’m in the basement. There doesn’t have to be a reason or a reason for depression and depression to come upon me. I’m down more often than up. Many are hit harder than I am, but it’s hard enough. Bipolar disorder is a goddamn disease.
Snekkestad goes on to say that stress is something that can trigger the disease. Challenges in connection with the diagnosis have also arisen in an exemplary manner.
– It’s hard to plan, somehow I never really know how I’m doing. However, I have learned a few techniques when things get difficult. Then I am sure that my agents will know. You are very understanding, she says openly.
Dagbladet tried to contact Juliane Snekkestad but she has not yet responded to our inquiries.
In 2020, Snekkestad shared opposite Dagbladet Magazin that she has also struggled a lot with anxiety over the years.
– Actually, I was probably pretty popular in elementary school, but I never felt like I really belonged there. Especially not with the girls. I found it scary in a lot of people and struggled with fear a lot. It often happened that I called my mother, completely absent from a hook in the school toilet, and begged her to pick me up, she said honestly at the time.
Got to know abroad
The 26-year-old has also previously attended the Nettavisen podcast “Violation”. There she spoke openly about her relationship with Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s eldest son, Marius Borg Høiby.
She was able to give away in the podcast episode the story of how they met.
– I lived in Los Angeles in 2014, he lived there in 2016 or something. We actually met there. I was in town to do a photoshoot – the one that ended up in Playboy, actually – and I first met him through a mutual friend. We went out and met, she said.
On the other hand, warm feelings shouldn’t arise on the spot. Snekkestad’s job makes sure that she travels the world, but the family in Tønsberg also makes sure that she is regularly in Norway.
This was where the feelings for the eldest son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit should arise.
– We texted of course, but it was a very small way we became lovers. We had been to Oslo and then he wanted to drive me to the train station. We have something that we rub our noses together, we call it “nasal tingling”. Then I said it was just “the way girlfriends do it” and then he asked if it wasn’t us, she said on the podcast, adding that of course she answered “yes” before she did got on the train home.
The couple currently live together in Tønsberg, in the hometown of Snekkestad. Dagbladet met her on the red carpet in autumn 2019, they had started a renovation project.
– It is going well, there was a lot to do, but now we are on the right track and we are doing very well, Snekkestad said at the time, adding that Høiby was surprised to be “a bit of a craftsman”.