Celebrities are under constant pressure to look a certain way and that can become tough for some stars. When a popular celebrity gains a few pounds, a photo of him or her instantly gets slapped on the front cover of a tabloid magazine with some ridiculous caption that they've either "given up on themselves" or are having a "scary breakdown." Celebs who have been in the limelight for quite a few years know how to brush the negativity off, however, those who have just witnessed fame for the first time may have a tougher time trying to not only shed those pounds, but also fight off the haters.
Veteran stars like Rihanna and Kelly Clarkson have seen their fair share of ups and downs when it comes to gaining a few pounds, however both stars actually love how they look, despite all the negativity. In an interview, Rihanna mentioned that she feels "curvier" and stated that young girls shouldn't shy away from eating whatever they want. Kelly Clarkson has had a long history of promoting body positivity, so she is so over all the hate about her weight gains.
Here are 15 stars who got thicker in 2019 and are either loving their new curves or are doing their best to shed those unwanted pounds. No one's perfect, not even the richest of celebs.
Rihanna has been very vocal about her body and has actually embraced her new curves. In an interview with British Vogue, the star stated that the extra weight she has put on has given her extra curves and she's grateful for it. She also told Grazia magazine that she hopes young girls know it's okay to eat what they like.
14 Demi Lovato
In July 2018, Demi Lovato made headlines when she survived a near-deadly overdose, but after spending some time in rehab, she looks much happier these days and fans have also noticed that she has gained some weight. However, Lovato has always stayed positive about her weight gain and even shared photos of her cellulite and stretch marks, trying to show her fans that no one is perfect.
13 Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has always remained in good spirits about her weight gain and she has a history of promoting body positivity. Last December, Clarkson tweeted a very relatable post to her fans about the holidays, stating, "To the person that lost weight over the holidays...don't worry, I found it and I will get it back to you starting January 1st." Clarkson is a star that always keeps it real and fans love her for it.
12 Rob Kardashian
It seems that Rob Kardashian has been on a weight loss journey for quite some time. Unlike his famous sisters, Rob stays out of the public eye, and that could very well be because of how he feels about his weight gain. Back in 2016, he revealed on his Instagram that he weighed 248 pounds and had hopes of slimming down. Fans aren't quite sure how Rob looks like now.
11 Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has had her fair share of trolls on her Instagram because of the weight she gains when she is pregnant and the weight that she doesn't seem to lose after giving birth. Simpson is currently expecting her third child with husband Eric Johnson, but fans still seem to hate on the singer and the amount of weight she has put on. However, it appears that Simpson isn't bothered by all the negativity she receives on her Instagram since she hasn't really commented about it at all.
10 Steven Seagal
Back in the 1980's and 1990's, actor Steven Seagal was a major star and very fit. Seagal trained in martial arts, so it was surprising when his fans noticed that the star put on a lot of weight. According to Celebriplanet, Seagal just isn't caring so much about his appearance as he did when he was a megastar. It was also reported that the actor doesn't care that he weighs approximately 300 pounds.
9 Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West has received tons of backlash over the years for his weight gain and it appears that he isn't trying to lose any of it. Fans and even celebrities like Wendy Williams has slammed the star on her talk show, brutally stating, "He's got the fatty knock knees." However, all the negativity about his weight hasn't seem to be bothering the rapper one bit.
8 Christina Aguilera
Fans have noticed that Christina Aguliera has gained weight since her "Genie in a Bottle" days. But to be fair, the singer has welcomed two children, a son named Max and a daughter named Summer Rain. Plenty of tabloids have put the singer on blast countless of times for her weight, even calling her a "hot mess" at one point.
Fans have noticed that Beyonce has gained a little "comfort" weight this year, but the star is working on an album and on tour, so it's quite alright for this star to do what she wants, even if that means gaining a few extra pounds. Photos of Beyonce's face leaked online and Twitter users were not too nice to Mrs. Carter, tweeting that she gained weight in her face and calling her "fat." But, Beyonce is brushing all that hate off her shoulders.
6 Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jennifer Love Hewitt struggled to lose the baby weight she gained while she was pregnant. Tons of tabloid magazines took the opportunity to call the actress out about her larger figure, but Hewitt doesn't seem to care about all the negativity. Instead, the actress stated that she isn't going to push herself to get back to her normal size because she would rather spend all her time with her children.
5 Drew Barrymore
Fans have noticed that actress Drew Barrymore has been up and down with her weight. Her expanding figure even led to an awkward conversation with a waitress at a restaurant who bluntly told her, "Well, and you're expecting, obviously," which prompted Barrymore to walk out of the dining establishment. However, she revealed that she follows a strict diet when she's filming for Santa Clarita Diet, but would rather "pig out" when she gets the chance.
4 Mindy Kaling
When Mindy Kaling stepped out at this years Met gala in New York City, fans were confused if it was the gold Moschino dress that made her look larger, whether she was pregnant again, or if she just gained weight. There was a lot of body shaming on social media after the actress stepped out that day, but like many other celebs, Kaling seemed to brush it off.
3 Selena Gomez
"Body critics" were quick to slam Selena Gomez after photos of her in a bikini surfaced on the Internet. The singer had even gone to seek therapy because of the struggles of being in the spotlight. However, Gomez appears to be more content with her life and even captioned a photo of her in an orange bikini on Instagram, writing, "I chose to take care of myself because I want to, not to prove anything to anyone."
2 Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe looks like a totally different person since his Gladiator days, but fans shouldn't be alarmed. While it appears that Crowe is not caring about his physical appearance, he actually transformed to look like the now late, FOX CEO Roger Ailes in the new show, The Loudest Voice for Showtime. Hopefully, after the show is over, Crowe will manage to get back to his normal size.
1 Brendan Fraser
This photo of actor Brandon Fraser is quite shocking to fans who remember the star looking slimmer and fit in movies like The Mummy and George of the Jungle. Looking at photos of the star now, he almost seems unrecognizable with his fuller figure. However, it has been reported that Fraser is working on a number of projects, so fans hope to see him get back on track with his weight.
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