Mariah Carey was ashamed of her pregnant body

2011-11-11 11:28

New York – Mariah Carey put on so much weight when she was pregnant with twins that she says she used to hide her body from husband Nick Cannon.

But the Grammy-winning singer has now dropped more than 14kg and has a new job promoting US weight-loss company Jenny.

Carey (42) joined the weight loss programme, formerly known as Jenny Craig, in late July just three months after giving birth to her first children – twins Moroccan and Monroe.

“I had a lot of issues,” Carey said of her pregnancy, which induced high blood pressure and diabetes.

“I cooked soul food for Nick through my entire pregnancy,” she added.

The first-time mom told a news conference on Wednesday she felt so large at the end of her pregnancy that she avoided learning her weight.

“You see those pictures,” she said of the photographs of herself before giving birth in April. “Would you want to know?”

At her heaviest, Carey was so insecure she even wore a towel to cover her body in the bathtub.

“You think I would let Nick see me looking rancid like that?” she asked with a laugh.

Twirling for reporters in a red, fitted vintage Halston dress, she said she would like to see herself looking as she did in the music video for her 2008 hit “Touch My Body”.

“I’m not there, but I’m trying to get there,” she said.

Carey is the latest celebrity to become a spokeswoman for Jenny, following celebrities such as former “Cheers” star Kirstie Alley.

Carey brushed aside rumours of problems between her and her actor/rapper husband of more than three years. The speculation was sparked by a TV interview in October in which Carey said that she trusts Cannon “sometimes”.

“Me and Nick are the same team ... we’ve never been better,” she said, explaining that some jokes between the couple were cut from the interview.

“Here’s the thing, I’m a real person” Carey said, explaining that she didn’t want to give a “fake Hollywood” answer in the interview.

“Sometimes I make him mad, sometimes he makes me mad ... that’s why we aren’t divorced after four months.”

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


5 top leg exercises for men

Here’s our selection of the five best leg exercises that you can do in the comfort of your own home.


You won't want to miss...

10 best dressed men of 2017
How to open a beer bottle without an opener
WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…
WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.