Is Mariah Carey gaining weight because of fertility treatments?


Bossip, Star Magazine and the National Enquirer are all claiming that Mariah Carey has gained weight because she’s undergoing fertility treatments. I mean, sure, I could totally see that as a possibility, but I think all of these reports are related to Mariah and Nick’s recent appearance at a medical center (the same photos in this post), plus all of those stories about how much weight Mariah has gained. I’m not sure why we have the need to paint Mariah as some baby-hungry woman when she’s pretty direct about her ambivalence in interviews.

MARIAH CAREY has secretly resumed fertility treatments in a desperate bid to become a mom, The ENQUIRER has learned. AND that’s the REAL reason the Grammy-winning diva’s weight has soared!

“She’s packed on a lot of weight, but it’s related to the fertility drugs she’s taking,” a close pal told The ENQUIRER. “In fact, she may already be pregnant.”

The 41-year-old singer was beaming after visiting the Southern California Reproductive Center, a top fertility clinic in Beverly Hills, on Mother’s Day with hubby Nick Cannon, 29. Mariah had unsuccessfully sought in vitro treatment at the clinic last year, the source says.

“She’s going to be able to have a baby.”

[From The National Enquirer]

Star Magazine’s piece is pretty much the same thing, only this time the insider says: “Mariah wants a baby ASAP. She’s actually visited fertility specialists a number of times. Mariah is not going to be content until she becomes a mother, one way or another.” If it’s true, then I wish her well and I hope she becomes a mom. And I hope it’s a little girl, just because… you know… another little Mimi. It would be amazing.

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Mariah and Nick in LA on May 11, 2010. Credit: Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Carrie says:

    If it’s a girl, we best all prepare for the photos of a newborn in high heels.

  2. PrettyTarheelFan says:

    If you’re trying to have a baby, no matter what you may gain some weight. You may be cutting out caffeine or cigarettes or alcohol, you may be going off of any type of illegal drug, you may be going off of prescriptions such as phentermine, and you may be eating a more balanced diet (vs. what you eat to keep thin, which for a lot of naturally bigger people, is lower in calories). Trust me, I can sympathize, I gained 10 lbs BEFORE pregnancy. (I may end up puking it off, though…Mornings suck).

  3. heb says:

    There is nothing wrong with Mariah gaining some weight–she’s a sucessful diva with tons of $$. However, she does need to wear clothes in her size.

  4. mel says:

    I cant wait to see her in maternity clothes. LOL!

  5. Jen says:

    What’s with the sweats and hooker-heels look?

  6. cristy says:

    umm- my sister underwent fertility treatments and didn’t gain anything. I am 9 months pregnant and gained all of 18 lb, and only gained it in the last few months. my point is, early stage pregnancy and fertility treatments are NOT automatic weight gainers.

  7. cristy says:

    ps you’re not supposed to gain anything until after 13 weeks, anyway

  8. Mentok the Mind Taker says:

    Another Mariah? The fact that we have one to punish the world is bad enough.

    She’ll make Suri Cruise look like a nice child.

    Although it will be funny to watch “Mimi” (what, is she five?) pack on the pounds she’ll never lose because her entourage will have to carry her. In her case, she’ll need a dozen more men to do that job. Poor guys. I hope she pays well.

    And to all who’ll bash me for rippin’ her — I love the whole “she’s sold more records, blah, blah, blah…” — my response is this: Ice, Ice Baby, the Macerena, and anything by Miley Cyrus.

    The world doesn’t necessarily have good taste. If they did, the Gosselins wouldn’t be famous.

  9. Shawna says:

    How is trying to have a baby “desperate?” I think that makes Mariah very relatable; if she wanted, she could get very positive reactions from the public, I think. Remember that story about that ET hostess refusing to gain enough weight to make child-bearing easier/even possible for her?

  10. Feebee says:

    The weight’s not the problem, the wardrobe is the problem.

  11. Cinderella says:

    Maybe she kicked the wine and is eating more.

  12. denise says:

    No, she’s just gaining weight cause she eats alot.

  13. erika says:

    She’s such an incredibly beautiful woman, regardless of her weight. She does need some help buying clothes that fit, though. We know she can afford them :-)

  14. Prissa says:

    I love Mariah! Incredibly talented and beautiful. I wish her the best of luck with her babymaking attempts!
    You go MiMi! :o )

  15. jover says:

    I agree Mentok with your response to all those who defend Mariah her records her diva her money blah blah blah – I say its pop junk and better yet who will listen to this and play this stuff 20,30, 40 yrs from now if its so good? Who’s going to bother with Mariah’s “music.” FOr example, you can go on Youtube and find Hendrix, Santana, etc. all over the place; most of Mariah’s songs aren’t played now, they will be in the rubbish bin 30 yrs from now. Anyway, she needs to gain a brain and some music and fashion sense. Oh, btw, she and Nick look like some characters I recently saw on People of Wal-Mart. Yah, real class and talent with those two – Right.

  16. Larissa says:

    Some people gain weight more easily than others. That´s a fact.

    I´ve stopped dieting once I found out I was pregnant, and I packed in the pounds immediately! And for me it doesn´t take a lot for that to happen… just the simple fact that I was allowing myself to eat carbs and red meat was enough! So I totally sympathize with the fact that she is letting go of her body image to be able conceive, cudos to her!

    But those clothes, please, when you have that much money dressing like that should be a crime!

  17. My2Cents says:

    Maybe she is just like me and puts on weight really easily. If I dont exercise it all comes back.
    I can put on 5 kg in a week if I am naughty.

  18. Sincerity says:

    Mariah’s health is much more important than what she wears. The older a woman is when she’s pregnant usually increases the potential for birth defects. What’s important is that Mariah does everything in her power to be as healthy as she can be, if she’s actually trying to become pregnant. I really hope that she and Nick will be successful and have a healthy, beautiful baby. If their child inherits their looks, he/she will be a “show stopper”.

  19. Confuzzle says:

    If she continues dressing like that she’ll look like she’s carting a grandchild around.

  20. wellness says:

    Whatever the cause, she looks much worse when fat.

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