Madonna drops gristle-making fraud trainer Tracy Anderson

The Gristle has quit her Gristle-Maker. Page Six and Radar are reporting that Madonna has fired her trainer Tracy Anderson. Here’s the background: Tracy Anderson is a self-proclaimed “trainer to the stars” whose celebrity clients include Gwyneth Paltrow and Molly Sims. Her biggest and most devoted client is Madonna. We can thank Tracy for Madge’s gristle, her burly, veiny arms and her lack of any softness on any part of her body. Something about Tracy’s workout regime “works” – if you want to live on 800 calories a day, while working out two to four hours a day, every day, and be made out of gristle. Something about Tracy doesn’t “work” though – she’s a noted crookwho has been sued six times, jailed once (that we know of), stolen property from her business partners, and defrauded previous clients.

All of that didn’t stopped Madonna from bringing Tracy in as part of her inner circle – Tracy was even been on tour with Madge, helping her maintain her gristle on the road. Tracy got to meet other people in Madge’s inner circle, like Philippe van den Bossche, who ran Madge’s sketchy “charity” foundation Raising Malawi. Under van den Bossche’s leadership, $3.7 million raised for the charity is still unaccounted for, so it makes sense that van den Bossche and Tracy would hit it off. Birds of a feather, et cetera. Just a couple of weeks ago, Page Six announced that Philippe was leaving Raising Malawi to live with Anderson. That turned out to be the final nail in the coffin for Madge:

The troubles keep mounting for Tracy Anderson. The celebrity trainer, who has worked with Gwyneth Paltrow and Molly Simms, has been dropped by Madonna, her most notable client, a source close to the singer tells Page Six.

Madonna herself confirmed she was no longer training with Anderson during an interview on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show last week. Asked by Seacrest whether she had “dropped” Anderson, Madonna simply laughed.

According to our source, “Madonna had grown tired of the baggage that Tracy always seemed to be carrying with her. Tracy had grown to be more of a distraction than anything else.”

Also an issue were photos of Madonna that circulated in July that showed her arms to be grotesquely over-muscular. When Anderson was asked about the pictures on the CBS “Early Show,” she laughed and called Madonna her “most devoted client.”

Things between the Material Girl and Anderson might also have gotten personal. We reported last month that Philippe van den Bossche, the former head of Madonna’s Raising Malawi charity, had quit his post in Los Angeles to move to New York to date Anderson. Van den Bossche was quoted as saying that Madonna was “happy” about his relationship with the trainer. But Madge was said to be disappointed when Anderson wouldn’t travel with her on the final leg of her recent European tour until the very end so she could be with Van den Bossche.

Anderson has been in the news before — in December 2006, she was briefly hauled off to jail for failing to pay a $271.32 bill to a chimney sweep. Reached for comment, Anderson’s publicist says, “This is not true. After working together for three years, Tracy and Madonna mutually parted ways because Tracy wanted to look after her son.”

[From Page Six]

So did Tracy jump or was she pushed? I wouldn’t put it past either Tracy or Madonna to end the relationship in some kind of bitchy, horrible way. Tracy could have ended the relationship because a con artist always has a sixth sense about when someone’s on to them, and when they should get the hell out. Meanwhile, Madge is a pretty smart businesswoman, and maybe she finally came to terms with the fact that Tracy’s involvement in her life was bad for business. It could totally be Page Six’s reason too – that Madge was pissed that Tracy wasn’t at Madge’s beck and call anymore. No one is allowed to have a life beyond the Madge Vadge.

Madonna and Tracy are shown out in London on 3/27/08. Credit: BARM/Fame Pictures

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  1. voodoobetty says:

    WOW – Tracy has some serious anorexia face. She has that bloated chipmunk cheek look many anorexics get (see Rochel zoe)

  2. BitterBetty says:

    I guess Philippe and Tracy felt it was time to dig out the $3.5 million they stole from Madonna’s charity and ride into the sunset together.

  3. gg says:

    What in hell is Minge wearing – upside down sweat pants??

  4. crash2GO2 says:

    “No one is allowed to have a life beyond the Madge Vadge. ”

    I think you called it there. Personally, Tracy has done some brilliant work in her muscle targeting routines, as I can attest to after having done her mat DVD for 6 weeks or so. For the first time in my life my butt is a nice smooth little apple (and I have been a serious athlete in my time!) and my arms look great – toned but not at all bulky. I can’t see how Madge could get bulky on Tracy’s prescribed exercise regimen. Having said all that, Tracy’s diet advice is crap, and obviously she’s lacking some serious nuts and bolts upstairs when it comes to business. I’d say she’s got ADHD to say the very least – probably some serious narcisism as well.

    I’ll just go on gleaning the good from the bad. If all else fails, I’ve got her DVD’s. ;)

  5. Nebraska says:

    TA would look alot better with a belley – her highway flat stomach does not look attractive.

  6. karen says:

    Sounds like mad Madge, she’s never been known for loyalty to others, just herself. See her brother who was discarded along the time she married Guy Ritchie b/c the two boys didn’t get along. Sad. If anyone deserves to be swindled by a con-artist, it’s Madonna. Hope you got a lot of loot, Tracy! You probably deserve it for putting up with that psycho.

  7. Meg says:

    “my butt is a nice smooth little apple”

    That’s funny! And makes me want to buy the DVD for myself.

  8. Patrea says:

    Tracy Anderson has wreaked damage on many people’s lives. I’m from Indianapolis and know Tracy personally. She unfortunately owes my family 15K that I’m sure we will never see again. Too late to sue but far be it for Tracy to do the right thing. Why start now? All of this being said, her financial wreckage is not the worst thing she has exacted on humanity. Her proclaim that she can turn any woman from any genetic background into “teeny tiny dancer bodies” makes me furious for women and girls everywhere. I have responded by striving to eat when I’m hungry, workout sensibly and embrace my beautiful, fit, womanly curves. My breasts are real and they’re spectacular. Not only that I’m continually working on becoming a truly successful wife, mom and ethical business owner. Eventually that has to prove out to be more important than becoming a flash in the pan anorexia promoter to celebrities. As if they need any help. Hopefully Tracy maintains some kind of financial stability from her “success”. Her poor son is going to need it for therapy. Being a child of a scamming narcissist can’t be an easy lot in life.

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