Gettin Right For the Summer

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Ruben Studdard recently discusses losing weight to play Fats Domino in the upcoming musical Ain’t Misbehavin’:

“I am working out now. I’ve started jogging last week, really just trying to build up my endurance because we’re doing about eight shows a week. I have lost almost 100 pounds. A year and a half ago I weighed about 450 pounds, now I weigh 365. I still have a long way to go, I need to gear back up again.”

Wow a hundred pounds, that’s more than what some of these Hollyweird broads weigh right now. Good for him.

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  • Guilty Pleasure

    Is he doing the “Cabbage Patch”? LOL

  • mimo2

    oh. Great. Don’t if it is true. Seems saw him before on a celebrity and millionaire dating site called

  • FyreStarrter

    Go Ruben, I am PROUD of you. DO your thing luv & f*ck J Records!!! Sing my Velvet Teddy Bear on Broadway dammit!!!

  • Soul Cry

    Good for you Ruben.

    …though, he may have a serious problem with excess skin…

  • bree

    didnt he start a diet like 2 yrs ago? when that video came out with him and bre from america’s next top model? i’m pretty sure i saw him on the morning shows talkin about his new weight-loss plan..was that all a dream?

  • Nwachukwu

    That is great news. Hopefully, He will continue losing weight and be able to keep it off. I think with his height, about 225lb would be a good goal, maybe 200-210 and afterwards, building up muscle weight. I’ve went from 300 to 200lbs a couple of years ago, and yes, he will have a problem with excess skin, but it’s not a problem that surgery can’t fix, and I’m sure that he will be able to afford it. It’s good to see black celebrities concerned about fitness and putting work in to correct it. Maybe this will send a message to others and hopefully put an end to this “big/obese is beautiful” campaign that has been very popular recently.

  • We Gotta Do Betta

    Good for you Ruben!!

  • Nwachukwu

    Actually, jogging is not that bad, If his knees could take the 450+ pounds from standing and walking a year ago, they could definitely support 300+ pounds while jogging. You would be surprised at how much weight the knees could support

  • Fresh Perspective

    I’m happy that he’s concerned about his health, even if it was a movie roll/paper that was the catalyst. The skin is going to be an issue, but I’m sure he’ll have that taken care of. His stylist is wrong for having him wear that shirt because the inner tube/spare tire look is awful.

  • msjlh

    why does the fat under his shirt look like it’s swaying to the music?

  • …YenoH.NoreMac…

    HAHAHAHAHA @ msjlh!!

    no lie.. d GUT gimme jokes

  • Dick Chestnut

    It has to be at least a little discouraging for Rueben that he must first lose weight in order to play a someone named “Fats”. That’s like telling Jermaine Dupri that he’s won the starring role in the Emmanuel Lewis life story, and then give him 6 inch heels to where on the set during filming. Thats gotta hurt your productivity.

  • elle

    good for him

  • Southern Belle 225

    i’m so glad that he is getting work. way to go rueb!

  • Lisa

    He is a cuttie. He is also a playboy. I saw his profile on millionaire&celeb dating site last week.

    It is said he is only interested in dating young beautiful girls on that site

  • omissj

    @ Dick Chestnut……. I almost choked on my water after reading your comment. That was hilarious!!

  • Punkin

    lol. he has to LOSE weight to play someone named FATS Dominino? LOL!

  • Punkin

    ha ha Dick Chestnut, I see posted the same comment! lol.

  • J

    450-100 = 350 not 365



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  • Lana

    his belly got a mind of its own, good to see him slimming down though

  • http://deleted lisa

    good for him. happy to hear that he’s jogging. that’s actually the fastest way to melt that belly fat.

  • Lybaby

    Ummm…If he’s staring in a bio pic called Ain’t Misbehavin’ wouldn’t that be based on the life of Fats Waller—not Fats Domino?

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