Jennifer Hudson: “I Didn’t See Anything Wrong With My Body When I Was Fat”

- By Bossip Staff

Hmmm…

Jennifer Hudson says weight ain’t nothing but a number! In a new interview to promote her upcoming album, I Remember Me, the songstress revealed further details about her 80lb. weight loss — and said she’s become a clothes horse since she slimmed down from a size 16 to a 6.

The Chicago native said she was “very comfortable” in her own skin prior to her weight loss. “It wasn’t that I couldn’t do it,” the Weight Watchers spokeswoman said on Wednesday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show. “I just didn’t see anything wrong [with my body] — and I still don’t. I liked who I was then, and I like who I am now.”

However, when she gave birth to her son David in August 2009, she wanted to lose weight to “set a good example for my son.”

Jennifer, who has been engaged to David Otunga since 2008, said now that she’s slimmer, clothes are “a lot more fun” to wear. Though, she joked, her shopping habit is become slightly problematic: “It’s so bad, Ellen, to the point that I have to throw my clothes up on the canopy of the bed because I don’t have any space in the drawers or the closet! I’ve taken over the bedroom, the guest room and now I’m throwing stuff on top of the canopy.”

And while she may have too many piles of clothes around the house, it hasn’t been enough to halt the dance-off that she has with her son at home each morning. “He keeps me smiling,” she said of her only child. “He keeps me happy. Every morning we have a dance-off. He’s in the bathroom and I’m in the bedroom and I do a move and say, ‘Now you do it’ and he gives it back to me. He’s full of life and energy and is such a blessing.”

Well she had to feel some kinda way about it to make such a drastic change…SMH.

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  • I Am Legend ( Allergic To Darkies)

    Fat girl..

    • loyui

      lol

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  • Mrs. Rance

    I didn’t think anything was wrong with her body before either. But I also agree that shopping and dressing is a lot more fun when you get down to a certain size. Many of the best stores don’t go higher than a size Large or a 10/11. Us thick fashionistas have to miss out on that. I hate it.

  • ok

    Ok if there was nothing wrong with the way she was, then why lose 80lbs. I could see saying that and then dropping 15 or 20, but 80? She must have seen something wrong. That’s kinda like when fat people go around smiling and laughing and telling everyone that they’re so happy, then when they lose the weight they say how miserable they were…SMH.

    • Parisianlady

      SHE GOT PAID. I WOULD DO IT TOO, IF I GOT PAID.

  • http://smh SOMEBODY'S LYING

    I DIDN’T THING NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH HER EITHER…A FEW CRUNCHES 2 TIGHTEN THE POUCH & SHE WAS GOOD. WE ALL KNOW SHE GAVE IN 2 HOLLYWOOD B/C IF SHE DIDN’T SEE A PROBLEM WHY LOSE WEIGHT? OH THAT WHOLE I DID IT 4 MY SON…NEWSFLASH! YOU’RE SON’S GONNA LOVE U WHETHER YOU’RE A 6 OR A 16…SMH @ HER GIVING IN 2 SOCIETY’S PRESSURE…

    • love

      co-sign

  • QueenLove

    A Size 6??? That’s questionable…well, she has an odd shape. It’s just different, let’s say that.

    • RHONYC

      again.
      selita ebanks…a 6.
      brooklyn decker…a 6.
      jennifer hudson…a 10.
      period.šŸ˜ˆ

    • http://bossip nay

      Hollywood numbers always crack me up. I am a size 6 and Jenifer is no where near my size. Hell I wish a 6 on me did look like Kim K, or J Hudd, or the rest of the big bonned hollywooders who claim 6. I will admit I am a 6 JR’s but in womens I still can’t see them being a 6. She still looks fabolous & I commend her for saying she was just as happy with a little weight on her !

  • REAL REAL TALK

    SHE STATED SHE DIDNT SEE ANYTHING WRONG WHEN SHE WAS FAT .YOU DIDNT BUT THE RECORD COMPANY DID

    REAL REAL TALK

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983....LET'S STOP THE STUPIDITY IN 2011

    Well as long as she is happy either way, I don’t care. When I did my drastic weight loss it was because I was unhappy, period, point blank.

  • Do more reading

    She fine BOTH ways…AND she got talent.

  • Divine

    They did a study of women and body image.
    And overwhelmingly good bad or otherwise, black women had a positive self image, regardless of what people say about their size and weight.

    And as we suspected the women with the lowest self image were white women. The study showed no matter if they were fat or rail thin, they generally hated the way the look.

    I applaud Jennifer for her positive self image. And honestly given all the negativity thrown at black women for how we look, FROM EVERYONE ELSE its a wonder that we continue to see our own beauty.

    • infringedblue

      God bless you for speaking nothing but truth!

    • http://bossip nay

      I agree. My big friends are happy being big. They cry about losing weight but never do any thing to loose weight. They go running/walking ( looking for guys side-eye) then walk right to the barbecue or soul food chicken restaurant ! I always ask how do you go running for 2 hours upon finishing your run, you run straight to the buffet literally no exaggeration with no shame !

    • http://bossip nay

      I mean they literally run to the restaurant in their work out clothes ! I’m not joking.

    • Divine

      @nay
      I dont think your friends are happy being big.
      I think they might just be plain happy lol!

  • Marie

    she never was “fat” … thats the problem smhh

  • http://saynaw Dylan, Dylan & Dylan...I spits Hot Fire!!!

    Honestly that’s one of the reasons why I love Jen. She had the same attitude when she was heavier. I could tell she was ok in her own skin. And I bet those same people that were ridiculing her when she was plus-size is now on her tip since she’s lost the weight. Go JEN!!!!

  • LdyK

    I know that’s right!

  • MsFranki

    She looked better before. She looks kinda funny to me now..
    That skinny look aint for everybody!

  • Size 18

    I am the same way

    I do not see anythg wrong with me, but when i see ppl my size or bigger, I think “Do i look like tht>”

    I do want to lose the wt, but it is very hard. I will do good for a month or 2, then fall off

    Thin ppl do not realize how hard it is to lose wt. ALL of the women in my family are big. My sis exercises everyday too maintain a size10. So, do not judge without knowing MY STRUGGGLE

    I need to lose the wt b/c i had an uncle & an aunt who died of heartaches b4 age 35

    • JustAshley

      First you said, “I do not see anythg wrong with me….”
      *
      Then in the same post you said, “I do want to lose the wt, but it is very hard.”
      *
      Sooooo which one is it? No one said losing weight wasn’t hard, but you are contradicting yourself in the very same post. There’s either something wrong with the extra weight and it affects your health. OR there’s nothing wrong with the extra weight and your healthy and feel fine.
      Can’t have it both ways.

  • truthbetold

    If she didn’t think anything was wrong when she was heavier why did she get lipo? Hmm.

  • jmagic

    How come fat people never see anything wrong with there body,when you have to weara support bra and a girdle something is wrong

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    she looks amazing now

  • 100milesperhour

    She lost 80 pounds to set an example for her son? How? Just be honest & say you were tired of being chunky & your career would’ve been stalled as long as you had big drawers.

    • Honest Comment

      You have said it the best. And if she thought there was nothing wrong with her body before with the visible arm stretch marks, huge gut and thunderous thighs on x-legs; well, she’s about the only one. We have become so obese in America that we don’t even know what “normal” looks like anymore. It’s ok to have a healthy image of yourself “IF” yourself is healthy. Just because you love yourself 100 pounds heavier doesn’t mean that you are doing yourself and your health any good.

  • JustAshley

    Whatever. Fat celebrities always say that garbage because they feel bad for alienating their fat chick fans.

    Its the “I’m still the good ole fat chick at heart you guys!” syndrome.

    SMH.

  • http://www.sunshinescloset.com shondale

    SHE LOOKS GREAT
    http://SUNSHINESCLOSET

  • i know the truth

    whats the problem with the grammar in that article–it’s bad–can you get literate writers–or is that too much to ask for a black gossip site?

  • kalisfinest

    Her breast are WACK now!

  • The Beautiful One

    Jennifer looks good either way…

  • Divine

    They also did another study on people who large amounts of weight.

    Most become depressed AFTER the lose weight.

    WHY?
    They never had a healthy self image to being with. And when their life doesnt change drastically after weight loss, they still hate themselves.
    Many commit suicide.

    Having a health self image IS NOT about being happy being fat or skinny or even Health as someone mentioned. Its about being happy with who you are REGARDLESS.

  • na na boo boo

    jennifer looks much smaller in person. i believe she is a 6 or 8. I’ve seen her three times – right after idol, after her album came out and a few months ago, and she was tiny. even when she was “big”, she wasn’t obese. she looked to be about a 14 – but she was tall.

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