Actor William H Macy helped his wife Felicity Huffman overcome bulimia by convincing her she was beautiful with constant displays of affection.

Macy, who met the DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star when he taught her at New York City's Atlantic Theatre Company, insists it was love at first sight.

So, when the FARGO star discovered Huffman's deep-rooted problems, he had no hesitation about doing all he could to help her.

He says, "The biggest help I was to her was that I just adored her and thought she's the sexiest woman.

"All I could think the first time I met Felicity was 'yum, yum'. She was delicious. I love her body and I always have.

"And if I liked it, maybe it was good enough for her too."