8 of the Most Shocking Celebrity Weight Gains (DAMN They Blew Up!)

8 of the Most Shocking Celebrity Weight Gains (DAMN They Blew Up!)

Weight is a constant struggle for a lot of women.  Even when you’re not trying to get slim, you’re trying to keep that fit figure.  But it’s not easy for everyone to stay slim and trim.  So the next time you beat yourself up for gaining a few pounds, know you’re not the only one.  These next celebs went from skinny to chunky and some (to get us motivated) back to slim.


Check it out eight stars who shocked us the most with their weight gain.



1. Chaka Khan


Although Chaka Khan was a “Sweet Thing” from her stacked days with Rufus and into her heavier days, we’re happy she recently lost 60 pounds. After losing the weight, Khan said her blood pressure issues are now back to normal.

2. Christina Aguilera

We definitely won’t laugh at anyone who gained weight (unless they were mean to us in high school), but we have to say we’re team Osbourne after Kelly Osbourne revealed Christina Aguilera used to poke fun at “The Fashion Police” star’s weight. What goes around comes around, Xtina!

3. Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson has always marveled us with how she could go from washboard abs to overweight and back to being fabulously fit more times than Lindsay Lohan’s been in court.

4. Mariah Carey

Hey, even a diva goes through weight ups and downs, but now Mariah keeps us inspired with her Jenny Craig weight loss.

5. Lela Rochon

Weren’t you a little surprised to see a plump Lela Rochon during a recent appearance on “Reed Between the Lines,” reuniting with Waiting to Exhale co-star Leon Robinson?

6. Jessica Simpson

Sure she looks great no matter her size, but don’t front like you didn’t say “daaaaaaamn” when Jessica Simpson appeared on David Letterman a few weeks before giving birth to her baby girl.

7. Kelly LeBrock

Kelly Lebrock had the body of a Jane Fonda workout extra in 80’s classic Weird Science, but  she stepped out of the limelight and sort of…filled out.

  • No Ma’am

    christina actually looks better with the weight, she had a child and gained curves while Kelly O, was fat and has a horrible shape even after losing weight. Basically Kelly is shaped like the Tasmanian Devil and the Beef was started by the horrible comments that Kelly made….please do research.

    • iReezy

      I agree, Christina looks good AND healthy now.

    • PYHBIC

      I agree. X-tina looks better with wieght. Her curves look great. She was SUPER SKINNY back in the day. I like the thick, not super big, x-tina.

    • bullheadedtaurus

      I have to disagree. Christina needs a happy medium. She’s an effing pudge master right now. But she was definitely too skinny as well. According to my research, Christina started the beef when she was on top and took a jab at Kelly O’s weight back in the day when she (Christina) was eeny weeny teeny. They should both hit the gym together.

      • TheBigKing1

        Lol. Yeah they should

    • Lee

      No ma’am, there is NO way that porker on the right looks better than X-tina of the early years. She needs to get to the gym ASAP!

  • only1princess10

    wow mariah put dow the food get a personal trainer

    • Will Kelley

      Instead of free phones, they should start giving out free treadmills to all the porkers

  • Janet intentionally gained weight for a movie role. 

    • Lee

      Oh, please! Janet’s been “plump” more times than I can count.

  • Sammilu1224

    Heeey Jessica’s weight gain shouldn’t be on this list…she was pregnant!

    • There is no reason to gain as much weight as she did. Women love to use the pregnant excuse to pork up.

      • Dude or gyal? If your a dude like me smash your face into your kitchen worktop… if your a gyal I’m guessing you’ve had a baby. Yes, thats exactly what I’m saying. Unless you’ve carried another human inside you, then you can’t step on the podium to talk, so yh, bite your tongue on impact too and sleep forever.

        • English please?

          • Kita

            He’s sayin if you haven’t carried a baby before then shut up!..LOL

          • Shut up Goldie! Some women gain tons of weight when they are pregnant. I gained 25 lbs in the first 8 weeks of my last pregnancy and I was working 12 hour shifts and puking out my guts. IT HAPPENS.

          • Mina

            Sending hugs for that one! Wow and yikes!!! Yeah folks should not throw stones. I’m glad James gave a shout out for the ladies.

        • Sunday Gardénia


      • Ditas Pangilinan

        even with a good diet and no complications, a woman can put on up to 70 pounds during pregnancy, peaking at, yup, about 2 weeks before childbirth. Considering that less than 8 pounds of that is in the new baby’s body, where do you think the rest of the weight will be? And that’s if the woman is perfectly healthy before and during the pregnancy. It’s harder when there are complications. If they had shown Jessica at this size 6 months AFTER she had given birth, then that might be a different story. But to call her FAT and “porking up” for gaining weight because she was pregnant? That’s really low.

    • PYHBIC

      Whatever. That chick went super size!
      But again, she looks better with a SOME weight. I head she has already dropped like 30lbs. I hope she stops there.

    • JewelThompson

      Pregnant with a baby that was almost 10 pounds too!

  • TriLamJae

    If Mariah can’t be excused for gaining a few L-B-S’s after carrying twins, there’s no hope for society.

    • MoTruth

      Please!!! Mariah had packed on the pounds BEFORE she got pregnant…

  • Unico

    So basically the article is about how women who age are naturally going to gain weight?

    Wow… that’s so insightful.

    • Mina


    • Naturally getting fat?

    • LeeLeeC

      Stop making excuses for fat people…have you seen Jada Smith’s mother.

      • Freword


    • Jenna

      Age,!?! Some are barely over 40… That’s not really age it’s called multiple kids and not caring to get back in shape or waiting too long .

  • universal

    that pic of Lela Rochon in the middle of eating that food is simply hysterical!! she looks serious too..

    • Black wifey

      I laughed at that too! She was getting her grub on!!

  • dgrrl

    Janet is the ONLY celeb who looks better WITH weight AND without makeup!! It makes her look soo much younger

  • shame on you

    WOW…it happens get over it…being fat and happy is some times worth it

    • Drew Smith

      That is, until you get one of the many life-threatening diseases that science has proven occur when you’re fat (and/or happy) and die at 46. Then, it’s not so much worth it.

  • Kita

    So they really put a pregnant lady on here???…Ok…now u know they are desperate for a story because that’s stupid…LOL

    • Shay

      I agree. They should not have put the pregnant Jessica on there. Some women gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, some don’t. Either way, their weight and figures should be off limit when their pregnant.

      • Drew Smith

        Nothing’s off limits when you’re in the spotlight, darlin’. We aren’t in Kansas anymore…

  • RedButterfly81

    Jessica wasn’t fat, she was pregnant, HELLO!

  • ThereItIs2

    Articles like this are the reason for eating disorders! Come onnn people DO NOT stay the same weight for the rest of their lives!

    • Drew Smith

      Do you purport that an article has more onus for eating disorders than peoples’ choices and behaviors? Wow. (<— not in a good way)

  • Smm

    Wow, I think more boy friends and husbands should see where their fantasy moviestar women look today, real women!

    • TheBigKing1

      Be quiet!

    • Will Kelley

      Fat women are not REAL women, they are lazy women that make excuses,

  • Christina Aguilera looks better with her curves.

    • Drew Smith

      Yeah, but the curves never stop. She’s fat. It’s not okay.

  • Yeah well, this is just what happens when women yo-yo diet. The only Yo-yo’s that are good for you are the ones on a string and Yo-Yo Ma.

  • chanela

    i guess women are only worth something when they’re skinny then? SMH

    • Drew Smith

      You can shake your head all you like, but it is what it is sometimes.

  • gurliegyrl

    Why are there no men in this artcle?

    • Zia Paul


  • Mina

    Why is Mariah on this list?She had a damn baby. Two to be exact!!! Messy reporting.

    • Will Kelley

      I guess they want us to believe, have a baby and live the rest of their lives as fat

  • What total ass-hats you are! Christina, Mariah, and Jessica ALL HAD BABIES!!!!! The weight gain was neither shocking nor unexpected you twits. Pick on women for having babies. Wow. Total winners you are.

    • bullheadedtaurus

      I get that they had babies but sheesh!! I mean Christina’s child is like 4 or 5 right? Jessica had one 9 months ago and is preggo again. Mariah had 2 kids nearly 2 years ago. Bottom line…some of their costumes and outfits do not help. At all. nonewhatsoever. period. the end.

    • Will Kelley

      Why are all these fat asses trying to use the excuse of pregnancy for their obesity? Pregnancy is a temporary thing and doesn’t excuse you for not losing the baby fat after the birth is over. .

      • Melissa Jasper

        They’re all pretty skinny now, idiot. Weight doesn’t fall off in a week, you know.

  • iknowitall

    Kelly Osbourne started the fight with Christina because she was jealous, going so far as to call her a “cow” at I believe it was the MTV awards! The previous poster was right, DO YOUR RESEARCH!

  • iknowitall

    Kelly Osbourne started the fight with Christina because she was jealous, going so far as to call her a “cow” at I believe it was the MTV awards! The previous poster was right, DO YOUR RESEARCH!

  • iknowitall

    Only the middle picture of Janet is unretouched.

  • Aguilera looks great with weight. She was sickly looking before. Just shape the legs a bit, but thick women >>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Adam L.

    you’re ripping on Jessica Simpson for being FAT when she’s pregnant? What a d|ck move.

    • Drew Smith

      Shutup, Adam. Stop trying to get thumbs up. You’re out, dude.

      • TheBigKing1


  • BJ

    All of them actually looked better with a little more weight on them, esp Christina. The only problem I have with any of it is when someone’s health is at risk because with weight gain sometimes diabetes and high blood pressure becomes issues. Otherwise, why are women criticized for bringing new life into this world? Or for adding years (wisdom) to their lives? Women’s bodies should be celebrated and adored for what they are capable of doing and not critiqued or made fun of.

    • Will Kelley

      Not one of them looks better with more weight on them. They all look a mess, with the exception of Jessica, because she was pregnant and Christina does look better because she was too skinny before. I haven’t read one post on here where someone criticized a pregnant woman. Wisdom?, has nothing to do with weight gain, so you sound illiterate. Womens bodies are celebrated all the time, the ones that have nice bodies, It’s just the fat porkers that are critiqued. KEEP IT REAL!

  • JewelThompson

    Why did Lela have to be shown in a photo eating something?

    • Will Kelley

      Because, she looks like she’s been stuffing her face, nonstop. It was perfect.

  • besides

    you forgot char jackson from moesha and kevin federline, brittany’s ex husband. throw brittany spears in the loop just for news.

  • Sonia

    Jesus, sitmga against curvy people much? This was stupid

    • Will Kelley

      Curvy? Is that a code word for fat? Thin people have curves too, Lela Rochon was curvy as hell in her lingerie in Waiting to Exhale. Since when did you have to weigh over 200 lbs. to be considered curvy?

  • Foolish

    This are ridiculous. First, you say that being ‘thick’ is in…then, you say in the next breath that these women gained too much weight. Which is it? Please let’s practice some consistency. Also, why aren’t there any men in this article? Foolishness!

  • MusiccisuM

    Uh… can we get some men on this list? Or are women the only ones who gain weight as they age…? ijs

  • BigMoTown

    Yep…Kelly LeBrock and Lela Rochon would still “get it” severely! mmm hmm

  • Homer Sexual

    Before reading. Val Kilmer and Chris Tucker seemed like shoe ins

  • Ray C

    Lela kinda surprised me, but then again she has had to play characters bigger than her original size before. I don’t know what to say bout Kirstie, but Chaka is definitely #1 on the “damn she used to look like dat” list for me. I only even read this article to see if she would some how be left off

  • You’re not going to make fun of anyone who gained weight, but you call this “DAMN they blew up?” That’s not making fun? Oh right, that’s just OFFENSIVE and RUDE.

    • Will Kelley

      Hell they did blow up. its the facts, it’s not rude if we are just making observations on the internet. No one is in their faces calling them fat.

  • You people are idiots. Mariah, Chistina, and Jessica ALL had babies. They’ve all taken off the weight too.

  • Who cares if they gain weight?? As long as they are happy with themselves, that’s all that really matters. People are entirely to obsessed with appearance and a lot of the time, it’s not even their own. That is beyond ridiculous. I think the world could do without shallow people, seriously, they serve no purpose.

  • Whydid Youblockme

    Lela Rochon was SO beautiful before she gained all that weight. I wonder if she lost the weight ….

  • fefefe

    I think lela wears thick well

    • Will Kelley

      Those cottage cheese arms and that saggy looking tit side is not cute, nor is that too fat face.

  • Tamara Black

    Christina may be thick, but she is hotter and has more talent in her belly than Kelly will ever have. She is famous because her father is famous, and Christina is famous because she can sing her arse off and she does not need to be skinny to do it.

  • ♏ ®

    Lela Rochon managed to do something that not many Hollywood women do: stay married. Leave her weight for her husband to scrutinize.

    • Will Kelley

      Lela Rochon was cast perfectly for her role as Robin in Waiting to Exhale. She lacked self esteem and settled for men that were no good for her, in that movie. Apparently, that attitude carried over with her in real life. She is a fool to settle for a repeat unfaithful husband. She used to be exceptionally beautiful, Now, she’s just your run of the mill, regular looking woman and that is probably the reason for her lack of acting roles lately. She is still an attractive woman to me but sh she doesn’t turn my head while shes’s overweight. Some people stay in marriages for their kids etc. but I think that any situation such as finances, staying together for the kids etc. can be done separately. If a person is in a marriage and their partner cheats, especially several times then they don’t have what a marriage is supposed to be and should end it. If they are staying together for the finances then they are setting themselves up to be miserable and disrespected. if its for the kids, they are going to mess the kids up, because kids respond better to love and that can certainly continue if the parents divorce.

      • MizMi

        You’re absolutely right. Lela Rochon doesn’t appeal to anyone right now because you know that weight doesn’t belong there. Staying for the kids leaves all parties disappointed.

  • LaLa

    what about the men?

  • smhserious

    half the pic taken of them slim is when they were in their early 20’s and most have popped out a kids… sorry not all women pop back to their original size

    • Jenna

      Lela rochin was young but she’s was like 32 there same with most of them… Christina was like 28 in the first pic and she still looks good so I don’t get ur point… Mariah started gaining weight before 30… So it’s most likely her genes and pregnancy.

  • SMH

    Jessica and Mariah were pregnant. Not everyone gains 5 pounds like Heidi Klum when they are pregnant. This article was rude.

  • Letsbereal

    this is stupid to show her while she was pregnant and this is suppose to be a article about celebrities that just got fat you show me a women that gets pregnant and stays in her size 4

  • Studies show that a challenging weight workout increases protein synthesis for up to 48 hours immediately after your exercise session.I’ve often said that if a movement is worth doing, it’s worth doing in every workout. Your muscles are made of protein (except the four-fifths that’s water), so you have to eat protein to make them grow.

  • sanjidude

    It’s so unfair that the “Before” photos of all of these people are from 20+ ago compared to now. Give me a break. The only reason any of these ladies remain stick figures is because they are still working in Hollywood. Once they leave the limelight, they can be normal people.

    • Will Kelley

      Normal people are not fat. Just fat lazy people are fat.

  • dialogue1

    We shouldn’t expect them to always be slim and in-shape because they have money and fame. They’re only people at the end of the day and they too can fall prey to all the things that make us (women especially) gain weight. Many of us tend to eat more when going through something very emotional eg. death of a loved one, a break up. Just about any change in our lives can lead us to eat more while exercising less. Illness too and the meds we take for them can cause weight gain too. We shouldn’t be derisive about weight gain as it’s literally part of life’s ups and downs.

    • Will Kelley

      More excuses for laziness. Illness? No one looks that great when they are sick. If they want to be a celebrity, then they need to keep the appearance in check. Eating more leads to obesity so, you caused your own weight gain, not the problem.

  • spanner

    Carey is now a fat bloated old has been, she should retire from public view so she can eat cakes pies and biscuits to her hearts content.

  • Royce Ziggle

    Most of these women are someone’s mother. C’mon man, really? You gonna try to sight them down the shame-scope like that?
    The last two women were in thier 50s; late 50s.

    • Will Kelley

      Wow! someone’s mother? So that makes being overweight okay. I guess, but we are talking about celebrities, or public figures that want to be considered above average. Age is no excuse at 50 you don’t have to automatically gain weight. No wonder obesity is at epidemic levels in America. Everyone has some excuse for it

      • Royce Ziggle

        Here’s my thought process: Why are you questioning a Hall-of-Famer about his or her present day conditioning and their season for competing has been loooong done and over?
        If they are over 45 and gained weight; then so what? Just because they are celebrities they’re not human? I’m thinking, “The person is 60 years old! Who hell wants a 60 year old woman…or man?!?”

  • Will Kelley

    I don’t know about anyone else but I am not criticizing any woman for gaining weight while they are pregnant. I agree it is wrong to include Jessica while she was pregnant. That’s natural and I think widely acceptable, but why not get rid of the weight after the pregnancy is over? Health issues after the pregnancy is over also get a pass from me. Men and women can gain weight as they get older, but that’s generally because they become less active as they get older. I gain weight sometime, but when I start to feel unhappy with how I look, I get busy, getting it back in order. Exercise always burns fat, so if you are lazy and don’t exercise then expect to get saggy, fat and less attractive.

  • Will Kelley

    Why the extremes? I don’t think rail thin is attractive, just like I don’t think fat is attractive. We all know what a properly proportioned body looks like.

  • Jenna

    Alot of these ppl aren’t that young anymore. But Christina is still very young. And Jessica is too I s cause they had babies! When Janet was in her 20s and 30s she was very fit. Same with mariah.

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