2018 has been a year of happy losses for many body-conscious celebrities. Some former flabby stars dropped extra pounds after pregnancy, some went on diets to please loved ones, while others were forced to shed the weight due to dire medical emergencies.
But what goes down can also go up, as some stars learned this year. They were the unlucky ones that gained weight, either through their own overeating habits, medicinal side-effects or simply deciding to let their diets fade away.
Take a look back with RadarOnline.com at the highs and lows of celebrity bellies in 2018.
No weight change discussion can leave out Mama June. June Shannon detailed her 300-pound weight loss on the WE tv reality show Mama June: From Not to Hot. But she has admitted she is already slowly packing the pounds back on.
Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay dropped weight for his wife. In January, the Hell’s Kitchen host admitted he needed to shape up to save his marriage.
“I was overweight, and looked like a sack of s**t,” he said at the time. Since then, he’s competed in multiple Ironman events and kept up his slimmer frame.
Kevin Smith nearly died in February, after suffering a sudden heart attack. The director’s doctor told him to lose 50 pounds if he wanted to live. The director revealed he was halfway to his goal a month later, and by May was down 37 pounds.
Missy Elliot showed off her svelte figure on Instagram in May 2018. “Proudly to say it’s been 4 months I have only drank water no other juices or soda & I cut out bread & Lord knows that’s been the hardest for me!” The “Work It” rapper also said her new diet helped her skin glow and made her feel less sluggish.
Jonah Hill has proven that a healthy lifestyle takes a mountain of work. The Superbad star revealed he gave up drinking, smoking, and his partying ways following his brothers tragic death earlier this year.
Real Housewives of Orange County star Shannon Beador dropped her husband, David, and then dropped a ton of weight. She’s now the skinniest she’s been since her nasty divorce, after being more than 40 pounds overweight at her lowest moments.
A bloated Kristen Johnston returned to Mom this season to reprise her role as Allison Janney’s troubled foster sister. The 51-year-old, who suffers from Lupus, revealed she gained a lot of weight due to the medications she was taking to battle the disease.
Hilary Duff returned to work in November, just weeks after giving birth to daughter Banks Violet Blair. She has since vowed to work off the baby weight.
Guardians of the Galaxy hottie Chris Pratt, who famously beefed up to land the super hero gig, has been piling on the pounds this year — and his new girlfriend, Katherine Schwarzenegger couldn’t care less. “She loves a guy with meat on the bones, and her favorite thing to do is to cook for him,” an insider previously told Radar exclusively. “They’ll enjoy breakfast in bed most days and often spend an entire weekend in bed munching takeout and drinking champagne.”
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