Roseanne Barr’s long career in showbiz has come with a slew of accomplishments, a fair share of controversy, and personal struggles. One of them is the weight loss issues that she constantly battled.
For most of her career, iconic comedian Roseanne Barr has been in and out of weight loss measures, dating back as far as the 90s. seen the TV star at his heaviest weight.
The actress weighed 350 pounds and knew she needed a twist. In 1998, Barr underwent weight loss surgery; since then, she has worked her body. Despite these measures, Barr has a routine for maintaining her weight.
INSIDE BARR’S WEIGHT LOSS STRUGGLES
Becky (Lecy Goranson), Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Darlene (Sara Gilbert) cooked a birthday breakfast for Dan on the set of ROSEANNE.
In the late ’90s, the TV actress underwent gastric bypass surgery, which resulted in an 80-pound weight loss. Speaking to People, Barr shared that she had a “huge overhang” after the operation and had to undergo a tummy tuck. She relayed:
“I had my entire digestive system removed, so I should look slimmer!”
Barr made more modifications to her body, as she mentioned working on her nose. She said her nose was round, but her surgeon “shrinked it down”. Barr also underwent breast reduction surgery.
Actress Roseanne Barr during the monologue on October 8, 1998. | Source: Getty Images
During that 2003 interview with the publication, she admitted to wanting more procedures, but was cautious about her age and how the surgeries might go. In another interview, Barr felt that pinches and folds were okay as long as people felt the need to do them.
In 2006, the star regained weight and once in an interview called herself “fat” but added that she felt fine. In 2014, the “She-Devil” star was back on her weight loss streak.
SHE LOST WEIGHT A SECOND TIME
The comedian was spotted at an NBC event where she didn’t shy away from discussing her weight loss. Barr said she ate well and exercised regularly.
Although she joked about using the “crack” as an alternative weight loss method, Barr claimed she owes it all to “moving more and eating less.”
Actress Roseanne Barr attends the 2014 Paleyfest Icon Awards at The Paley Center for Media on March 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images
Barr posed for the camera, flaunting her weight loss in a skintight black top with matching pants. She spiced up the look with leopard print gloves, silver heels, layered necklaces and a pair of sunglasses. The star also thanked fans for being kind about her weight:
“Hey, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE GENERAL WORDS ABOUT MY WEIGHT LOSS! I’m inspired 2, keep it up!”
Actress Roseanne Barr attends Broadway’s ‘After Midnight’ at Brooks Atkinson Theater on April 1, 2014 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
Fans got to see the actress show off her weight loss progress again when she attended Paleyfest in 2014.
Barr slipped his frame into a black biker jacket worn over an oversized white t-shirt and black pants. She completed the look with matching sneakers.
The award-winning actress also graced Broadway’s “After Midnight.” Barr stepped out in a beige leather jacket which she threw on a chiffon top and black pants.
A NEW APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS
In June 2014, Barr appeared on Today, where she showcased her new approach to keeping weight gain at bay. The star explained that she had been on a new diet and described it as “radical and revolutionary”. During her interview, Barr didn’t talk about her weight on a scale.
She stressed that she was more in tune with overall health and was willing to stick with the approach that worked. She included for good measure:
“I just want to continue to be healthy and get rid of excess baggage to carry around, so I’m lighter on my feet and in my life.”
Roseanne Barr is seen on January 8, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images
Another approach that seems to be contributing to her healthy lifestyle is the slight inclination towards a vegan diet.
Over the years, Barr has been known to be quite critical of going vegan, but it seemed like she didn’t care about a plant-based diet.
This was after she moved to her macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. Speaking about her new lifestyle in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Barr shared:
“I’m a farmer now, and it’s fantastic. My goal is to be completely self-sufficient and grow whatever I eat.”
The 65-year-old revealed at another point that she is truly passionate about farming. Barr noted that she and her family were into ranching, herding their own animals and planting crops.
WHAT DOES ROSEANNE LOOK LIKE TODAY?
Nearly two decades after “Roseanne” ended, the show was rebooted in 2018. The comeback was a record success as ABC raked in millions of dollars. However, this feat did not last long.
Months after her show returned to television, Barr found herself embroiled in a racism controversy. She had tweeted attacking Valerie Jarett, who was former President Obama’s senior adviser.
Almost after making the tweet, ABC announced that “Roseanne” had been cancelled. This would have been the consequence of Barr’s action on social media. The production company explained that such misconduct was very frowned upon in the organization.
Following the heartbreaking consequences of his action, Barr deleted the tweet, but the damage was done. She kept a low profile for a while, avoiding the showbiz landscape.
However, fans saw more of the TV star on Instagram. In one of her glamorous posts, the star proved that she has continued to work on her body and her health.
Barr flaunted her trim figure in a figure-hugging dress that accentuated her curves. She let fans know in her caption that she “felt great” and “looked better.”
She left more inspiring looks on her page, and Barr slipped into shapewear in a post. The outfit emphasized her slender limbs and flat stomach. Barr said she owes the frequent weight loss to gardening.
As she continues to look lighter and lithe thanks to the weight loss, Barr’s fans have expressed their concerns.
Some followers thought she was skinny and needed to eat more. However, other admirers gushed about Barr’s slim form and demanded to know the secret.