Lauren Sanchez has opened up about her battle with dyslexia as a child, sharing a heartwarming message about what is was like growing up with a learning disability

Lauren Sanchez has opened up about her battle with dyslexia as a child, sharing a heartbreaking message about what is was like growing up with a learning disability.

Lauren, 54, who is engaged to Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, shared the poignant message alongside a never-seen-before childhood picture to mark World Book Day on Tuesday, April 23, revealing she didn’t know she was dyslexic until she was in college.

In the sweet snap, Lauren is sitting at what looks like a school desk, grinning with a book open in front of her.

In the post she admitted reading was ‘difficult’ growing up, because she felt ‘really behind’ other kids. 

Lauren Sanchez has opened up about her battle with dyslexia as a child, sharing a heartwarming message about what is was like growing up with a learning disability

Lauren Sanchez has opened up about her battle with dyslexia as a child, sharing a heartwarming message about what is was like growing up with a learning disability

Lauren, 54, shared the poignant message alongside a never-seen-before childhood picture to mark World Book Day, revealing she didn't know she had dyslexia until she was in college

Lauren, 54, shared the poignant message alongside a never-seen-before childhood picture to mark World Book Day, revealing she didn’t know she had dyslexia until she was in college

‘When I see this photo I just want to give this younger version of me a hug and say it’s going to be ok,’ the award-winning journalist began the post.

‘Growing up I didn’t know I had dyslexia,’ she shared. ‘It made reading so difficult which made me feel really behind the other kids.’

The former TV host, who has been fiancé Jeff Bezos, 60,  since 2019, admitted she was ‘scared’ of not being able to read.

‘Later, my community college professor changed the trajectory of my life by getting me tested for dyslexia,’ she wrote. 

‘Nothing was the same after that — I learned how to learn — and I’m forever grateful,’ she gushed.

The media pro enthusiastically said she is so happy she can now appreciate World Book Day and that she gets to celebrate my love of reading and writing – which inspired her to write her first children’s book: The Fly Who Flew To Space.

‘Don’t get me wrong, my spelling is so bad even spell check doesn’t know what I’m trying to write sometimes,’ she joked.

‘BUT, if the little girl in this picture knew she’d be writing a children’s book, she would never have believed it,’ she concluded the heartwarming post.

Ever since her relationship with Jeff Bezos was exposed in 2019, Lauren has become a top Hollywood star - mingling with other A-listers and attending exclusive events

Ever since her relationship with Jeff Bezos was exposed in 2019, Lauren has become a top Hollywood star – mingling with other A-listers and attending exclusive events

New Mexico-based Lauren had always wanted to be a journalist

thanks to her struggle with dyslexia she wasn't sure if it would happen. She is seen in 1999

New Mexico-based Lauren had always wanted to be a journalist, but thanks to her struggle with dyslexia she wasn’t sure if it would happen. She is seen in 1999

A determined Lauren quickly rose through the ranks as a reporter, starting at a small news outlet in Phoenix, Arizona, before moving to Extra, followed by Fox Sports Net and Good Day LA (seen in 2003)

A determined Lauren quickly rose through the ranks as a reporter, starting at a small news outlet in Phoenix, Arizona, before moving to Extra, followed by Fox Sports Net and Good Day LA (seen in 2003)

Her post was flooded with comments from fans, many thanking Lauren for her vulnerable story and sharing their own stories

Her post was flooded with comments from fans, many thanking Lauren for her vulnerable story and sharing their own stories

‘I hope The Fly Who Flew To Space will inspire kids to chase their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.’

Her post was met with thousands of comments from fans, many thanking Lauren for her vulnerable story and sharing their own stories,

‘My son had a hard time reading, and his 4th grade, awesome teacher tested him and found out he was dyslexia now he a college graduate working in a law firm,’ a mom gushed.

‘Girl, I feel so seen,’ wrote another. ‘Thank you for sharing.’

‘Love this pic of you!’ Singer Jewel wrote. ‘Dyslexic made me feel so dumb for so long! “learning how to learn” well said!’

She added: ‘So proud of you and this book!’

When her whirlwind affair with Jeff, who proposed to Lauren in May last year, came to light in 2019 that she became a subject of the public's interest

When her whirlwind affair with Jeff, who proposed to Lauren in May last year, came to light in 2019 that she became a subject of the public’s interest 

Dating one of the richest men in the world certainly comes with a slew of perks - like dining in top restaurants, hanging out with A-listers, and getting VIP treatment wherever they go

Dating one of the richest men in the world certainly comes with a slew of perks – like dining in top restaurants, hanging out with A-listers, and getting VIP treatment wherever they go

‘Thank you for being so strong and vulnerable in sharing,’ another fan commented. ‘All you do is keep paving the path for other women to be open. I too have dyslexia with reading and it took a college professor to help me and boy did it open up my eyes and give me the confidence that I needed! Thank you, Lauren!’

New Mexico-based Lauren had always wanted to be a journalist, but thanks to her struggle with dyslexia, she decided to give up on that dream and instead pursue a career in aviation after finishing high school. 

After being rejected from becoming an air stewardess, she turned her focus back to journalism. 

A determined Lauren quickly rose through the ranks, starting at a small news outlet in Phoenix, Arizona, before moving to Extra, followed by Fox Sports Net and Good Day LA.

When her whirlwind affair with Jeff, who proposed to Lauren in May last year, came to light in 2019 that she became a subject of the public’s interest.

Lauren is now a philanthropist, serving  as the vice chair of the Bezos Earth Fund – an organization started by her beau which is dedicated to ‘fighting climate change and protecting nature.’

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