Alanis Morissette always struggled with weight issues throughout her life and every suffering took a toll on her body which meant weight gain every time she had some emotional shift. It was very obvious when the Canadian singer put on a few extra pounds in 2009 following her breakup with Ryan Reynolds. Alanis Morissette was mocked for being fat and her weight gain was called a food-infested hibernation.
Alanis Morissette is a Canadian-American singer and songwriter who is mainly known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice and confessional songwriting. She began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two dance-pop albums. She broke into the industry in 1995 with Jagged Little Pill – an alternative rock-oriented album with elements of post-grunge – which sold more than 33 million copies globally and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1996.
Plus, when it was made into a rock musical of the same name in 2017, it earned fifteen Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical. She assumed creative control and production duties for her subsequent studio albums, including Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos, Flavors of Entanglement, Havoc and Bright Lights, Such Pretty Forks in the Road, and The Storm Before the Calm.
The singer holds the record for the most No. 1s on the weekly Billboard Alternative Songs chart for any female soloist, group leader, or duo member. She is listed on VH1’s 1999 ‘100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll’ at number 53.
Morissette has won seven Grammy Awards, fourteen Juno Awards, and one Brit Award, and has sold more than 75 million records worldwide. She has been dubbed the Queen of Alt-Rock Angst by Rolling Stone. Her career has been, for the most part, fine but outside of music, people and the media have been very unkind and harsh to her as they scrutinized her body and mocked her for being fat every time she had a weight gain. She always had issues with her weight but still, she was not spared. Here’s everything to know about Alanis Morissette’s weight gain!
Alanis Morissette’s Weight Gain: The Singer Got Fat After She Broke Up with Ryan Reynolds!
Alanis Morissette (@alanis) had never had a stable weight throughout her life. Her body was always changing and her weight was always fluctuating. Because she is a public figure, everyone can vouch for the weight gain because all of it happened in the public eye.
The Ironic singer has never been the kind of person who can suffer in silence because whether she wanted or not, everyone unintentionally became privy to her pain and suffering because it all showed outwardly in her as her emotions always took a toll on her weight. She often had weight gain every time she went through something hard. People could always tell what was up with her by just looking at her.
Alanis Morissette’s breakup with Ryan Reynolds in 2009 was specifically a tough time for her not just because well, she was going through a breakup but also because of her subsequent weight gain of which public mockery was made. The Jagged Little Pills singer was engaged to be married to Reynolds but things went south in 2007 which she could not handle healthily.
Alanis Morissette was too much affected by her breakup after which she started living on just ice cream and doughnuts alone. No wonder she had a weight gain. She let go of herself for a while there but that did not warrant being crucified by the media for being fat. Nothing could excuse her weight gain being cruelly called a food-infested hibernation by the tabloids. They really were monstrous to have done her like that.
Especially, knowing what she revealed later on, Alanis Morissette must have suffered a lot whenever she was mocked for her weight gain. It can’t have been easy for her, what with bulimia and anorexia. She referred to herself as a self-loathing, dysmorphic girl during that time in her life. Just a year prior to that, the singer had endured blog posts that mocked how fat she had gotten.
But after months of self-indulgence, she got a hold of herself and she reportedly went from ‘eating Italian food at two in the morning, drinking wine and margaritas’ to following a vegan diet and staying fit. She allegedly had a weight loss of 20 pounds then.
But that was not the end of her weight gain story. Alanis Morissette would gain weight again during her pregnancy. People were not as unkind then but still, she could never escape a few snide remarks about her weight even then. She had three children, one was born in 2010, the other in 2016, and one other in 2019.
In 2013, three years after she had her first child, Alanis Morissette once made headlines about her weight gain only this time, it was not phrased so because times had changed and she was just said to be flaunting her womanly curves with pride.
Speaking of weight loss in 2015, the You Oughta Know hitmaker voiced her struggle with an eating disorder,
…with food, you have to eat, so how can one go from, in my case, bingeing and purging, starving, overeating, the scale going up and down – how can I go from that to a sober approach?
But eventually, Alanis Morissette won over the eating disorder and in doing so, controlled her weight from fluctuating like it did before. She had weight gain again afterward during her pregnancy in 2016 and 2019 but she recovered relatively easier than before.