Jonathan Van Ness gained 70 pounds in three months after death of stepdad

The Queer Eye host showed a before and after picture on Instagram


Jonathan Van Ness revealed he piled on the pounds in just three months following the death of his stepfather.

The Queer Eye host posted a “before and after” picture on his Instagram account this week showing the transformation he has gone through after gaining weight after his stepdad passed away in 2012 from bladder cancer.

He captioned the image: “After my step dad passed away I gained 70 pounds in 3 months.

“I didn’t like how I felt or looked, it’s so important for me to look back and tell that man from 5 years ago he was lovely and gorge.

“I can celebrate where I am now as long as I send love to the “me’s” along the way #transformationtuesday #selfacceptance #fitness [sic]”

The funny man recently went into more detail about his weight loss with InStyle and admitted it took him two years to lose the weight.

He said: “I just could not stop eating, and that took me, like, two years to lose that weight.

“My fitness journey now has really been from that really rapid weight gain. I was a chubby kid who got made fun of a lot, and I got fit in high school and stay fit in my 20s until my dad died.

“There was a time when I was like, ‘Oh my God. I have to lose this weight because if I don’t, then who’s gonna date me?’

“Now, my working out is about me. It wasn’t always like that, but that’s where it’s landed.”