Ashley Judd’s weight gain is trending on the internet as questions like ‘did Ashley Judd gain weight’ have become commonplace. People have been speculating that since they observed the actress’ face looked swollen and puffier-than-normal in recent appearances. Ashley Judd didn’t respond to those comments but had previously revealed that she had experienced unfun weight gain because of the side effect of a medication she was taking for siege migraine, and her puffy face was also due to this.
Ashley Judd is an American actress and political activist who is recognized for starring in several critical as well as commercially hit films such as Ruby in Paradise, Heat, Norma Jean & Marilyn, A Time to Kill, Double Jeopardy, Frida, High Crimes, De-Lovely, Twisted, Olympus Has Fallen, Divergent, and A Dog’s Way Home. She is related to the Judds, the country music duo; daughter of Naomi Judd, and half-sister of Wynonna Judd.
The Golden Globe-nominated American star is also known for her philanthropic activities. As her acting career has spanned more than three decades, she has also become increasingly involved in global humanitarian efforts and political activism.
But currently, it’s not her career or activism that she is in the spotlight for. It is because of Ashley Judd’s weight gain speculations that she is on lots of minds. So, is it true that she gained weight? Let’s find out!
Ashley Judd’s Weight Gain: Has The Actress Already Started Working for Weight Loss?
So, did Ashley Judd gain weight? Questions like that regarding Ashley Judd’s (@ashley_judd) appearance were trending on the internet after her latest public appearance, which was at an event for a memorial service in honor of her recently deceased mother the country legend Naomi Judd, that aired on CMT.
Ashley took a few moments to share a few words in tribute to her mother with the crowd gathered at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, during which it seems that people didn’t take notice of her words, but instead, her appearance and how her face looked swollen because sure enough, most of them are asking did Ashley Judd gain weight.
This is not the first time, remember how Ashley Judd’s plastic surgery was trending after her less recent appearance at the Country Music Hall of Fame when her mother’s name was being inducted for her contribution to country music as a tribute. So, like mother, like daughter in that like Noami Judd had been unable to escape the speculations of plastic surgery, Ashley couldn’t either. In fact, now Ashley is targeted with speculations of weight gain as if being targeted with rumors of plastic surgery were not enough. That seems to be more about people than them, but still.
Anyway, the actress hasn’t bothered to address these speculations and the curiosity of the people. But a similar thing had happened in the past which she had responded to when she revealed the reason for her weight gain. Circumstances had not been the best for her because Ashley Judd’s weight gain was trending then as well, and she spoke out because she was tired of being criticized for her physical appearance, more specifically, her face, which many people said was bloated and all puffed up.
Ashley Judd had just made an appearance in a campaign video for Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren to support her when she gained a lot of traction and hatred for the way she looked. The politics of it was lost with the accusations of plastic surgery and weight gain amidst the sea of comments like falling victim to a bad bee-sting, and not being able to resist that Snickers bar.
In response to those uncalled-for disgusting comments on her appearance, the 54-year-old who was all too familiar with activism (she is also known for her activism with the #Metoo movement), wrote a lengthy op-ed and shared it on Facebook. And it was then that the public came to know the reason for her weight gain.
In the post, Ashley Judd revealed that she had been suffering from siege migraines, an ailment of which standard treatment is Botox. So, she had been receiving 31 injections every twelve weeks paid for by her union insurance. That had certainly changed the way she looks. But along with that, it had also caused weight gain. As she wrote and I quote,
Earlier this year, my neurologist pain specialist banned me from anything but mild walking exercise. My last siege migraine lasted a grueling four and a half months. Along with medication, and the inevitable laziness that gathers around forced inertia, I have experienced some un-fun weight gain.
So, I guess the answer to the question ‘did Ashley Judd gain weight’ is: yes, she definitely did. The ‘puffy‘ and ‘bloated’ face that people so hate in spite of the fact that they are not affected by it in any way, is due to Botox and weight gain which is the side effect of the medication.
Back in 2012 as well, Ashley Judd was speculated of having fillers after she made an appearance on a Canadian talk show to promote her new television series Missing. People believed that the reason for her puffier-than-normal face was injectable fillers.
But that turned out to be a side effect of medication as well because as her rep revealed, she had been on a heavy dose of medication she had been taking as she was battling an ongoing, serious sinus infection and flu. She had also been taking prednisone which is known to cause a bit of weight gain, especially on the face.
Anyway, Ashley Judd has been working to reverse the side effects that is the weight gain. In that Facebook post, she also shared that,
Just recently, my doctor gave me medical clearance to return to exercise. It has been joyful to resume running, yoga, and vigorous hiking, and I am already benefiting from everything that comes with movement. I’ve made a date with my favorite half-marathon in early June.
After knowing all this, maybe people will kindly stop comparing her pictures of the past pre-weight gain with her pictures, especially her face of now.