Jennifer Hudson’s fiancé David Otunga wants her to stop Weight Watchers

Jennifer Hudson has been with her fiancé David Otunga for years now. I’m not sure how long exactly (I want to say it’s definitely more than five or six years), but I do know that Jennifer and David were together BEFORE she got her Weight Watchers contract. And according to the Enquirer, David has watched as his bubbly, food-loving girlfriend has become a food-adverse stress-ball about calories and image. And David is apparently tired of it. Join the club, dude. I like J-Hud a lot, but I’ve been bothered for a long time by her prioritization of portion control and diet above all else. She even said that losing weight was a bigger achievement for her than winning an Oscar, which is STILL crazy to me. Anyway, David wants Jennifer to ease up on the Weight Watchers and remember the fun girl she used to be:

Jennifer Hudson’s spectacular weight loss has fiancé David Otunga singing the blues. Sources say lawyer-turned-pro wrestler [editor’s note: is that seriously his job description?!] David misses the curvaceous beauty he fell for when they met five years ago – and he wants her back!

“Jennifer weight has been an issue between them ever since she lost her big chunk of weight in 2010,” says an insider. “When they met, she was a happy, proud, healthy woman who loved food and embraced every aspect of life with so much enthusiasm. Now she takes up to four hours to get ready when they go out, and she gets tressed out every time she puts a morsel of food in her mouth.”

In 2010, Jennifer signed a multimillion-dollar deal with Weight Watchers, and by 2011, she revealed she’d lost 80 pounds and gone from a size 16 to a size 6.

David is also concerned that Jennifer is becoming more famous for her shrinking waistline than her considerable talents, according to the insider.

“David tells her he thinks she’s beautiful no matter what size she is, but he misses the down-to-earth ‘I don’t care’ Jen… every meal is a pain in the butt, and he’s starting to feel totally sidelined by her obsession with her weight.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

I think David has got a point about Jennifer now being known mainly for Weight Watchers rather than her acting or singing talents. Of course, it’s not like Jennifer is turning down acting and singing gigs to do WW – those jobs weren’t coming in for her regardless of her weight. So while I see why Jennifer initially took the Weight Watchers contract, and I’m happy that she’s happy with her new body, I kind of agree with David. It’s one thing to work the program. It’s another thing altogether to make “working the program” your only priority in life.

Photos courtesy of WENN (Jennifer in April, in the polka dots), PR Photos (Jennifer and David in 2009 at the Grammys).

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  1. marie says:

    I hate those commercials..

  2. Eleonor says:

    Her weight obsession is exhausting for us, I can’t imagine how it is dealing with that every day.

    • Golden Saber says:

      Losing weight IS exhausting. But it is much better than being morbidly obese, which IS, what she was.

      • Eleonor says:

        I get what you’re saying, but now, at least for what I see, the main subject of her life is weight.
        Weight weight weight and only weight.
        It’s tiring to see someone that talented, because she is talented, like this.

      • Suze says:

        I agree that Hudson is in much better shape physically, but I think the point of weight loss maintenance in WW is that you have to integrate it into your life, not have it be the end-all and be-all of everything.

        She is becoming more well-known for weight loss than singing/acting, and that can be problematic.

      • Faye says:

        I’m saying this as someone who had anorexia for several years as a teenager, and who is healthy-thin now: *any* kind of obsession with food is no good. Yes, losing weight is better than being obese, which I don’t think anyone is contesting. However, if being thin and weight loss is your raison d’etre, which it seems to be for her — has she done anything but front for Weight Watchers in the past few years — that is equally unhealthy, at least mentally. To me, true health is when she can maintain a healthy lifestyle and not think/talk about it all the time.

      • Merritt says:

        People act like she was so huge before she lost weight, and she wasn’t. Large by Hollywood standards, but she was not as big as people make it seem.

        Is she in better shape now? Absolutely.

        It is a shame that all people want to talk about is her weight. Dehumanizing.

      • Mom2two says:

        If this story is true, the issue is not that she lost the weight…but the fact that her obsession over gaining it back is taking a toll on her. It is hard to lose weight and I applaud her for doing so and keeping it off…imagine the headlines if she gained some of the weight back! It wouldn’t be pretty.

        And, she is more famous right now for WW then for her singing and acting and that is a problem.

      • MissKittyKay says:

        Im not so sure she was morbidly obese. I am thinking just obese.

      • mel says:

        He wants her to have another baby but she said not anytime soon. Poor DO.

      • Doodle says:

        Puhleeze! She was NOT morbidly obese. Overweight, yes. Obese? No.

    • Me Three says:

      As someone who has had weight issues all my life, it’s really easy for people who have not to judge. And I’m not talking about, “oh my God, I can’t get into my size 6 jeans, I’m bloated!” or “I need abs” type concern.

      When you’re as heavy as Hudson was or I was for most of my life, frankly, you don’t exist in many people’s eyes or you’re the laughing stock. I was morbidly obese for much of my life after suffering through an eating disorder as a teen. Food and weight pretty much screwed up my life for many years.

      When you finally find the answer–not diets folks–portion control and exercise–you almost have to be consumed as it’s so easy to just fall back into old habits. She’s in a business where image is everything sadly. It’s easy to say we all liked her better before but I’m sure the heavier actresses out there, and especially those of color, will tell you that Hollywood isn’t lining up at their doors.

      Picking on her for losing weight, and doing it the right way frankly instead of the way most of Hollywood does it is sad to me.

      When the people around you are used to you being the always “happy” fun loving and food loving person, it’s hard for them when you change. It’s like alcoholics or drug addicts who have to watch themselves for the rest of their lives. And when you’re used to the way it was and now things are different, it puts a strain on the relationship.

      But to judge her because she wants to stay at a healthy weight and suggest that she’s consumed by it and we’re all tired of it, are the words of someone who simply has no idea how really difficult it was for her to make the changes she did.

      Being fat in the US is not fun, believe me.

      • notsoanonymous says:

        This was a brave comment. Thanks for sharing… I think you’re absolutely right.

      • Seagulls says:

        I’m thirteen pounds into a hopeful 100 pounds down, and I was going to say many of the same things. When I get down there, I feel like jam gong to have a death grip on my habits for a while. It is absolutely no fun getting fat, being fat, or losing fat.

        Her alleged tension around her weight issues is probably all tangled up with the stress of working in entertainment as well as what happened to her family.

      • Deb says:

        Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your story! Your struggle sounds very much like my own. It has been a lifetime struggle. I was a chubby kid who grew to be an obese adult. Through careful portion control and exercise, I got down to 133 pounds. It was great, but everyone around me acted like I was a bummer when it came to food. They failed to understand that, as a compulsive overeater, I had to maintain control over what I ate to avoid falling back into my previously unhealthy habits. Eventually, I succumbed and have since gained a significant amount of weight. I know it seems like we’re obsessed, but being a little obsessive is the only defense we have against obesity.

      • Faye says:

        Thank you for sharing your perspective. I do admire Jennifer for losing the weight and keeping it off, and she should definitely not be criticized for working on that. For me, I guess I was just coming from the opposite perspective of anorexia, and not wanting to see her become obsessive about it, because I don’t think it’s healthy either. I hope my comments were not offensive to anybody.

        @Seagulls and @Deb – Congratulations on losing weight the healthy weight! You guys should be proud of yourselves!

        It’s weird that food/weight is one of those things that total strangers feel they can comment on. I’ve heard people make comments about what overweight people are eating right in their earshot. I had one co-worker make a smirky comment about another overweight co-worker to me, assuming that just because I was thin I would be an asshole like her. And I know I probably won’t get much sympathy for this, but believe me, thin women get it too. One woman in my community who knew I was having fertility problems told me that maybe if I wasn’t thin, I’d be able to have kids. When I went out to dinner for my birthday with my husband, I heard one woman at a table right behind me say, “She’s ordering creme brulee?” And her friend said, “She probably barfs it up afterward.”

        Not to make this all about me, but I try so hard never to comment about food or weight, even my own, in front of other people, because it is such a sensitive topic. I also try very hard to be very supportive of friends who are losing weight without being interfering — Seagulls and Deb, I’ve had people tell me the same things you’ve expressed, that others in their life almost seem to want to sabotage them with their comments.

        I think the ideal is to be healthy but not consumed with it — that’s what we women with eating disorders, no matter where we fall on the spectrum, are all struggling with, I guess.

      • mmd575 says:

        Thank you for sharing your story! I agree with you 100%! I remember losing 80 lbs myself and having friends and family claim I was “obsessed” or “anorexic”. And then I gain weight back and it’s like “Oh you need to lose weight”. REALLY??!! It’s like you can’t please everyone!

      • Andrea says:

        This is an amazing post and I thank you so much for saying it.

      • CM says:

        I think there are a lot of things going on here. For starters, I’m willing to bet that at least 3 generations of her family are obese. That’s tough, because she pretty much has to stay on a diet for the rest of her life, to maintain a healthy weight. Whereas, someone who’s never been an overeater, doesn’t have that worry. I also think that by coming to the public eye when she was overweight, losing weight, and then wearing more revealing clothing that lets everyone see the effects of her weight loss (sagging arm skin, stretch marks, etc.) she’s imprinting the image of her as ‘overweight/formerly overweight’ on people’s minds, and that’s how she’s come to be known. Adding to that, her weight loss is the only thing that’s paying the bills right now, so she has to talk about it. I don’t know if it’s just me, but she doesn’t really seem very likeable either, and that might be an issue, too.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Ah yes, that story sounds very familiar. And I completely understand where you’re coming from, I’ve finally lost a chunk of weight and I’m still working on it. Being fat anywhere is no fun at all. :-)

        I think there is a difference though between judging someone for being super focused on their weight goals/never wanting to go back to where they were and being concerned for them because it’s become an obsession. Personally, I feel so much better now than I did before and I’m finally in a place where food is my friend. That’s it though. If you can’t make food your friend, if it’s a constant threat and an enemy, I’m not sure if losing weight is worth it (unless your health was in danger, then losing weight is simply necessary).
        Losing weight made me healthier and happier. It doesn’t sound like Jennifer is all that happy and relaxed. Being stressed out 24/7 can be just as unhealthy as being a bit heavier. I hope she can start to relax a bit. If every meal is torture, life is not going to be pleasant.

      • Understanding … says:

        This reply was well written and has given an insight to what it is to be in JH’s shoes. I also am overweight, lost 30 pounds, gained back 20 … it’s a never-ending cycle. But to someone like me — or maybe in JH’s mind — no matter what size I will be, I always see myself as overweight. Her obsessiveness with it is not uncommon: she does not want to be the size she was. She may have appeared to have an “I don’t care” attitude, but deept down inside, she probably was miserable. This was an achievement that could have been impossible to reach in her lifetime, and she’s done it. The next step probably would be to speak with a counselor to probe deeper into her mind to understand why she may see herself in the way that she does. Personally, she’s been an inspiration to me to try again. As far as the commercials, I don’t really watch TV to have them drive me crazy.

      • The Wizz says:

        Great comment. And yes losing and keeping off weight for those of us who have previously been properly overweight is like staying sober for a alcohol or drug addict – and ex drug and alcohol addict will tell you its a daily battle to stay on top of it.

  3. Golden Saber says:

    I see his point. You can over do anything. But he better be careful what he wishes for. she could blow back up to 300lbs. She came from the hood and now she is rich. Leave well enough alone.

    • Danskins says:

      “…she came from the hood…”

      What on earth does that stereotype have to do with Jennifer’s weight struggles? I’d be very curious to know that.

  4. Jenny says:

    I can’t believe it takes her that long to get dressed when she is always dressed like crap. I did WW for a while after I had my daughter and I think the point is supposed to be that you can live your life, enter the food you eat and not have to worry so much. Oh well.

  5. Jill says:

    It is so sad. She won an Oscar, she was on top but today she is only known for WW and singing tribute to dead people.

  6. Micki says:

    1.”David misses the curvaceous beauty he fell for” I think she STILL has enough curves to please any man, so sorry.

    2.”“When they met, she was a happy, proud, healthy woman who loved food ”
    If that was indeed so she’d pursue and sign any other multimillion endorsement deal but with Weight Watchers.

    3.She GOT borring talking nothing else but weight, though I think that’s only part of the problem. May be he can’t deal with her newfound confidence?

    4.My eyes start tearing when I watch her outfit

  7. Anon says:

    Has she done anything artistic since her WW loss? I don’t keep up.

    • JenD says:

      She made a few appearances on the tv show, “Smash,” but nothing else that I know of. And that’s a shame because she is really talented.

      • c'est la vie says:

        She sang at the Inaugural ball – thought she looked great and sounded great too.

    • Nicolette says:

      She did a duet last night on Idol with winner Candice Glover that was fantastic.

    • DreamyK says:

      She did a book last year..about her weight loss, of course.

      When does the “Look at me, I lost weight” window close? For us normal ladies who lose weight, I think it’s about a year. By that time all of our friends and family have seen us ^^

      Jennifer. Please, girl. Enough with the WW. Ugh.

      • Anon says:

        Thank you ladies. I will always give JH a pass because of the family tragedy she experienced. I also agree with the posters above that commented on how unpleasant it can be to be “fat” in America and in her line of work. SMH at how harsh people are about everything nowadays. I hope going forward that she can do both; maintain her weight loss and continue her promising career.

    • Andrea says:

      I thought she was a standout on Smash.

      Katherine McPhee was totally out of her depth trying to sing with her.

      • bridget says:

        Don’t forget, she took time off after that awful tragedy with her family, and then she tried to be both a singer and an actress. She’s very talented… In an industry that doesn’t exactly have a ton of parts for black women.

  8. JudyK says:

    I want her to quit Weight Watchers because I’m sick of listening to her bellow (scream, NOT sing) on their advertisements.

    • Monie says:

      Her commercials are starting to become a point of ridicule; not WW intended purpose I am sure. Probably time to retire her as a spokesperson and bring in someone else. Jenny, we are proud of you for losing and keeping off the weight, now go work on your career please.

      • Me Three says:

        The words of someone who’s never had to deal with the weight issues Hudson and many of us have.

        I sincerely hope you never have to because believe me, it’s not fun. Being fat in this country makes you either a non person or the laughing stock, as evidenced by many comments on this thread.

      • Monie says:

        @ Me Three: I lost 60lbs 10years ago and kept it off; but the weight loss doesn’t define me or my life. So, what’s your new theory? If it is that Jennifer’s commercials are becoming more of a parody than anything else I would agree. Or it could be that I’m just a bitch which would also be a good choice too. *shrug*

  9. lisa says:

    i think she was lucky dream girls came along and it involved a lot of singing and they had to have a big girl, i dont think her acting is that compelling. i totally see her being one of those oscar winners that doesnt really work much after. also, while her voice is good, the material on her CDs has not been memorable. she’s lucky she has weight watchers to pay the bills.

    wasnt he on “i love new york?” imo, no one who ever even pretended to be attracted to that thing on that show is allowed to have an opinion. he needs to shut up and sit down.

    • Elle says:

      I agree with what you said about her Dreamgirls gig. It was a very specific role that allowed her to shine, but she’s not otherwise an Oscar-caliber actress. Adding to that, there aren’t a lot of roles out there for black women and there are better actresses available for those roles, so it’s not a huge surprise that she’s becoming best known as the Weight Watchers singer-spokeswoman.

      On another note, I actually do kind of understand why she might consider losing weight to be a greater accomplishment that winning an Oscar. Losing weight is a constant mental and emotional battle and if you’re able to achieve your goal, it means you’ve conquered some pretty tough longstanding issues. Although in her case, it sounds like her issues have just shifted into something else.

    • Zvonk says:

      I thought she was below average (acting wise) in Dreamgirls. I was shocked by her nomination, and deeply disappointed by her win. Not deserved at all. Other than Dreamgirls, I’ve only seen her in Sex and the City, and Smash. Lets just say she would make good kindling.

      • Danskins says:

        “Dreamgirls” was a very demanding role and Jennifer shined in it. She’s a very talented and underrated performer & it’s sad you fail to see that.

  10. GoldenState says:

    ….And honestly, I think she looks too thin for her frame! She could stand to gain a few pounds and bring some of that lush bod back. Also, having a little fat on your face does wonders for aging and wrinkles.

    • Andrea says:

      Her face always looks overly thin to me now but then I question if I was just used to her older, rounder face.

  11. Angel says:

    How long do you stay engaged before you opt to finally get married ? That’s probably a big reason he’s holding out (or maybe she is …) she’s nothing like she was when he met her. Mentally, physically, or otherwise.

    • notsoanonymous says:

      Frankly, I’m not surprised between her entire family being murdered and having a baby that this girl isn’t rushing to the altar. Talk about rough times.

  12. Vickyb says:

    Aw, I’m inclined to go easy on her. I went from 286 pounds to 184 pounds through hard work healthy eating and exercise, and I’m sure I was really tedious. It’s HARD being that big, and it’s HARD losing that much weight. So I can well understand that it’s still totally her focus. It takes a while for major weight loss like that to bed in, in your body and in your mind. I imagine that she’ll settle into it soon, and I really hope that for her – it’ll mean that she’s able to enjoy her weight loss!

    • Me Three says:

      I so agree with you. Been there too. I’ve now lost 215 pounds and have 40 more to reach my goal weight. People who’ve not been morbidly obese don’t have a clue and the fact that so many are picking on her for being proud of her weight loss and, supposedly (after all this is based on a piece in a gossip mag) being consumed with keeping her weight off just don’t know what they’re talking about.

      She also didn’t do it the typical Hollywood way…she did it the healthy way, and keeping weight off when you have food issues is a constant struggle. It takes a while to get used to your new life.

      The “it takes her 4 hours to get ready” I suspect is when she’s getting ready for a Red Carpet event and if you look at any star, skinny or not, I’d say they’re probably all taking that long to prepare.

      Anyway, if you haven’t walked in her shoes people, you don’t have a clue.

    • Hakura says:

      @VickyB & Me Three – Wow, you guys have kicked some serious ass!! A major sincere congratulations on your accomplishments! =)

      My personal experience w/weight has been so different that I always preface my opinions on such matters saying so. (I grew up my whole life naturally thin, very fortunate, at 5’1 & 105 lbs., until I was 24 when it went to 115.) It was only recently, at 26, that I experienced my very first *real* weight gain, when I started taking a certain depression medication (w/o being warned it was a major side effect).

      I suddenly went from about 120 right to 145. Absolutely freaked out! It’s not a lot to some people, but being so short w/such a small frame, it’s a big amount. It actually pushed me into being considered ‘overweight’, when I’d spent most of my life on the edge of being (just naturally, while totally healthy) ‘underweight’. I ended up having to change meds, but I’m still struggling to get back to where I was.

      If it’s that hard for me, & caused me to freak out & feel so awful (over 25 lbs), then I can’t even imagine how hard it is for those who have battled issues their whole lives, fighting 40+ lbs.

      In my opinion, I do think Jen *may* need to realize (if the issue of weight & food have become an obsession that affects her everyday life) it’s an issue that should be addressed. She deserves to be able to enjoy the results of her hard work.

  13. Atticus says:

    Good grief, damned if you do and damned if you don’t. I’m not a huge JHud fan but I have great respect for her going the WW route, being careful about what she eats and being more active to achieve her personal ideal weight. She is not going overboard, she looks incredibly fit and has maintained this for a really long time as opposed to yo-yo’ing her weight because of some surgery or fad diet. She SHOULD be proud of herself for this!

    I can see the angle of it being hard to be with someone who is obsessive about her weight, and maybe she is, but I’m chalking this up to the tabs picking up on the length of the engagement and running with it.

    • Me Three says:

      Thank you Atticus!

    • Beatrice says:

      Great comment! I think she should be proud of her weight loss and too bad if her fiance doesn’t like it. Also, who cares if it takes her 4 hours to get ready? Thats probably the norm for showbiz. She looks good.

  14. SamiHami says:

    Well, maybe she’s “obsessed” with weight loss and WW because they are the ones paying her millions of dollars right now.

  15. anon33 says:

    I will never not think of him as “Punk” from I <3 New York.

  16. Hubbahun says:

    Seriously, are we saying winning an Oscar is better than being healthy? Really?

    • Suze says:


      I think the point is that focusing on your weight above all else is unhealthy when it adversely affects your family, relationship and career – in that order.

  17. Truthful says:

    isn’t she pregnant now??

  18. Dedrie says:

    I think she loves having energy, nimble mobility and feeling good ..

  19. Gossip Garl says:

    She really doesnt look very healthy since losing the weight.She looks hungry all the time, and i see her over reacting the weight loss.Usually we want to look good for our other half.He liked her just how she was..:REAL LOVE:I love him.JHUD< LISTEN TO UR MAN*sight*

    • Tasha says:

      1. who dose she look unhealthy

      2. Who dose she look hungry.

      Who cares if he was happy with how she looked of she was unhappy. You shouldn’t want to change your self for anyone but yourself.

  20. Jayna says:

    She looks fantastic. She said in an interview a while back he likes her with a few more pounds on but likes her like this, too.

  21. I disagree….keeping her weight at a healthy level should be more important and a priority than her career and an oscar. Do you recall how big she used to be….like very overweight people, she looked unhealthy breathing hard…like a heart attack waiting to happen. she was pre diabetic and couldnt sing on stage without looking sweaty and winded. Now she is fit and strong and healthy. Her chances of getting cancer, diabetes, heart disease are so much lower. She actually could attain old age. She can wear beautiful clothes and not look like Melissa Mccarthy which as talented as she is looks horrible. So yes this should always be her priority to keep her weight down and kive a happy healthy life.

  22. jessiesgirl says:

    First of all, she was NOT “morbidly obese” she was overweight. Secondly, being obssessed with food, calories and portion control is not healthy either. She would probably benefit from counseling as anyone preoccupied with food and weight is in danger of developing an eating disorder. She may feel the effects of her family tragedy and bee trying to control her food intake since ahe caan’t control the world around her.

  23. Miss South Africa says:

    AMEN*claps hands* I also prefer her a couple of kilos more especially the around her mouth

  24. juicyjackie says:

    Her body, her choice.

    And as someone thats lost 103lbs since Jan 2012 I do know how overwhelming it can be, but I also know how rewarding it can feel changing what you see in the mirror and realising that it isn’t the same image you still see in your head.

  25. RHONYC says:

    Weight Watchers or ¨WEIGH WACHAZZ¨

    (how she really pronounces it on TV, lol) :lol:

    p.s. – not for nothin´, but i´ve ALWAYS truly thought that this 1st pic of her in that gorgeous Roland Mouret dress was the best she´s ever looked in her career.

    that is all. ;-)

  26. Palermo says:

    Maybe he’s using all this as an excuse not to marry her. This woman has been to HELL and back, imagine losing so many family members in one swoop. I’m impressed if she can get out of bed and leave the house. I would have probably killed myself by now, it’s probably her son she lives for.

  27. Kelly says:

    Cut her a break. It’s hard to lose 5 lbs much less what she did. Being overweight so many years is going to take some time to process. She may have to “obsess” if she wants to maintain. As someone posted, she has been through hell and back. Your mother and nephew murdered!

    She looks gorgeous and she’s still pretty curvy.

  28. ladybert62 says:

    Those outfits are awful.

    She needs to refocus and restart her dead career (if that she what she wants). She has talent.

    If she has weight fear issues, perhaps some psychological counseling would help her.

    I hope I never have to listen to another weight watchers ad with her in it.

  29. Lauren Carter says:

    Lauren Carter, single, also wants Jennifer Hudson to stop Weight Watchers. So sick of her in the commercials…and the singing, so very loud….and the horrible tight pants… Gah!

  30. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    If this is true then I’m surprised JHud and Goopy aren’t bff’s.

  31. Bex says:

    I’ve never commented here but can’t help myself. Men get have their own issues and attitudes about how their women look. You’d think they all want size 0 Barbie dolls but some men get comfortable with someone who isn’t that “trophy” type. They seem like normal guys who support their woman and want the best for them but when their partner loses the weight and has a huge spotlight on them for their looks and sexiness, a lot of them can’t handle it. I know plenty of guys who have sabotaged their partner’s diets.

    Some like to know that they’re “the best the overweight woman can do” – like they’ll never have to worry. Or sometimes it’s just the roles they get used to in their relationship. Now he knows men are looking at his wife as more than just that “really good singer” and the world is kind of upside down. Also, men do kind of hate women who eat salads and talk about food. I guess she could also want to go out and do things with all her energy now, not sit on the couch and watch TV all the time too. It’s kind of a downer for them and their lifestyles so maybe he just needs to adjust and cope with change too.

    I don’t want to sound sinister – like he’s got an agenda or not a good guy, but throwing it out there. At the end of the day it is HER body. Hope they sort it out.

    • reinvent says:

      This times 10….. I truly believe he is jealous… I think she settled. He was on I love New York.. gross.. now he wrestles? When was he ever a lawyer? When did he ever support himself since they started being a couple?

  32. mkyarwood says:

    I operate what I call the ’15 float’, where I’m usually slim(ish) all summer due to more exercise, more fresh food meals, and then a couple to three sizes bigger during the hibernation months. This is partially due to living in Canada, you feel like you’re going to die if you’re too skinny. I also like to think it’s a natural ‘feast and famine’ cycle that humans would follow anyway, if we hadn’t made all the food control/preservation advancements we have.

    • Lauren Carter says:

      I wish we had more seasons in LA. So sick of the constant summer weather. You always have to be in fighting shape and I barely get to wear my cute winter gear. Boohoo I know.

  33. Ellen says:

    You don’t think losing her family to murder may have killed her ‘joi de vivre’
    She probably has a lot going on emotionally besides her weight that produce stress in the relationship.

  34. Guest says:

    She is getting paid alot of money to lose weight.Her and Jessica Simpson aren’t representing most women anyway,wouldn’t all of us lose 80 pounds for a million dollars? And the other issue is,she is earning a pay check because she supports him and her sister.So I don’t know how angry he is really getting about her making money when he sure isn’t.

  35. Mauibound says:

    People treat you differently when your heavy, even those you love. Trust me. I can totally respect that she claims it as her greatest achievement, she’s earned it! If there is one thing you can’t cheat in life , it’s good old fashioned, work your a$$ off weight loss

  36. sharylmj says:

    last night on Idol she looked great, not too think at all. She still definately has some curves to her. I personally can’t stand her, but she and Candice sounded really good together. I thought Candice was better, not so “screamy”

  37. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    ‘-turned pro wrestler’? I wonder who financed that?

  38. KellyinSeattle says:

    I can’t stand her commercials. She’s become kind of a weight-loss diva..look at me , look at me, I’ve weight. I mean, I’m glad she lost weight but enough is enough.

    • Genn says:

      FFS, she’s being *PAID* to make these ads to sell the product as their spokesperson. It sounds so idiotic to criticize someone for 1 – doing her job and 2 – being proud of herself for finally becoming healthy. Would it be preferable that she instead stand on the sidelines and fat-shame those who can’t lose weight like she has? “Look at me, look at me” – honey, she signed a contract so that folks *would* look at her. What, you think she pays TV studios for airtime so that she can independently stand in front of a camera and brag about her weight loss success? Give the girl a break. Again, she’s just doing her job, and yes, if she does have the real life story to back up the product she’s representing, then more power. You don’t want to see it, you turn the channel. Damn.

      • Mia says:


      • Danskins says:

        THIS…no one is being forced to watch JHud on TV…if you hate her that much, turn the damn channel! Jeez…

        And give the woman a break…she’s endured a horrific tragedy and all ppl can do is bash her over her success with WW? She’s doing her job and doing it damn well which is more than some other paid celebs can say *cough* Jessica Simpson *cough*

  39. Yelly says:

    Isn’t he a wrestler or something weird like that?

  40. Jennifer12 says:

    I think Jennifer has a big control issue. She was NOT obese, but she struggled with her weight and I can see how she’d fear going back. She also went through a huge trauma when her family was murdered, and I think controlling her weight gives her a feeling of control in other areas of her life. And they’ve been engaged and talking weddings for a while- is it ever going to happen?

  41. VERSACE says:

    I know, me too!

  42. Karolina says:

    I think you can tell by the size of the head in relation to the body if the weight suits a person, or if it is way too low for that specific person. I have the impression that many former overweight people, who lose a ton of weight and enter the very skinny zone, have a HUGE head suddendly, compared to the rest of their body. The same thing is going on with J. Hud. I am usually all fo being skinny and find that bodytype very attractive, however Jennifer looked so much better in the first picture, where she already had lost a lot of weight, but was not so skinny and gaunt and big headed looking like now. Her face is so pretty and it is so sad that even her facial skin is now loose. Fill it up again girl, seriously, she would look breathtaking when she gained 10-20 pounds back.

  43. Mew says:

    Losing weight and being relatively thin becomes so easily an obsession these days. It takes really effort, it takes strick eating policy and portion control if one doesn’t happen to be the “lucky” ones who just “forget to eat” or “are too busy to eat”, and the most ppl I know, especially women, are definitely not built that way.

    Whatever are her real thoughts and reasons, who knows. Is she really even obsessed or does the media just portray her that way?

    If I had lost all that weight, I know for sure I’d like to stay thinner and healthier – and that would require portion control and smart choices. It’s not necessarily about obsession or control issues or anything such.

    And her statement “it was harder than..” I think it’s a fresh kind of honesty, because weight loss really is a huge struggle for lot of ppl, instead of just saying BS like “oh, I eat like a hippo, I don’t do anything, it just happened” like 99% of celebs.

  44. crtb says:

    JH was NOT morbidly obese. Nor was she obese. She was overweight. To be considered morbidly obese you have to weigh over 100 pound your maximum sugessted weight for your height. She didn’t weight 250 pounds.

  45. Jolinda says:

    I have always liked her. I find her inspirational. Very beautiful, very talented.