Uzo Aduba Weight Gain: Is The Painkiller Actress Pregnant?

Derick Scholz

Uzo Aduba has had weight gain and fans suspect that she's pregnant.

Uzo Aduba has undergone weight gain in recent months and fans wonder if she is pregnant. Well, as a matter of fact, the Painkillers actress is pregnant and that is why she looks bigger than she did a few months before. Uzo Aduba was already a plus-sized woman but the recent weight gain she had is due to her pregnancy.

Uzo Aduba gained wide recognition after her portrayal of Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren on the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black. She garnered critical acclaim for her performance and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2015, and two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series in 2014 and 2015. Did you know that she is one of only two actors to win an Emmy in both comedy and drama categories with the same role?

Anyway, she recently did Painkillers and she once again garnered a lot of praise for her performance. The spotlight is on her at the moment and it has revealed her weight gain. She has gotten bigger than before and some of her fans think she is pregnant. Let’s discuss Uzo Aduba’s weight gain!

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Has Uzo Aduba Had Weight Gain? Is She Pregnant?

Uzo Aduba (@uzoaduba) has undergone a noticeable weight gain and fans want to know more about it. Some of them are curious to know if she’s pregnant.

Uzo Aduba has undergone a noticeable weight gain recently.
houseandwhips.comUzo Aduba has undergone a noticeable weight gain recently.
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So, the talented Aduba is back on our screens with her latest series Painkillers. It’s Netflix’s new scripted true-crime series about the opioid epidemic that’s being praised to the skies since it premiered. The show has garnered critical acclaim for the excellent job it did in blending fact and fiction to depict the complex public health crisis that followed Purdue Pharma’s release of the opioid drug Oxycontin, and so has the actress starring in it.

Uzo Aduba plays the role of a lawyer named Edie Flowers who comes across Oxytocin while investigating a separate case of medical fraud. She nailed her role and was very convincing in portraying the determination her character had to get to the depth of Purdue’s marketing methods and Oxytocin’s impact on local communities. Anyway, she’s currently basking in the praise for her acting skills and what all this attention has resulted in is observation and discussion about her weight gain.

The spotlight is on the Orange is the New Black star and it has shown that she has gotten bigger in recent months. She certainly didn’t look that big before. Not that she was a very slim woman who inspired people to maintain their fitness and themselves. She was and is a plus-sized woman and people have not been very kind to her because of her size. She has struggled because she is not a typical slender woman who is unfairly preferred in Hollywood. But, you know, she’s had a weight gain on top of that.

It’s very obvious because it’s definitely not a routine fluctuation. Uzo Aduba’s weight gain was a major one and while many internet trolls were quick to blast her over it, her fans who jumped to her defense were more curious to know about her weight gain. They wanted to know what the reason behind the change was. Some of them even suspected that she might be pregnant.

Uzo Aduba’s Recent Weight Gain is Due to Her Pregnancy!

Uzo Aduba's gained weight because she's pregnant. houseandwhips.comUzo Aduba’s gained weight because she’s pregnant.
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And what do we know? As it turns out, Uzo Aduba is very much pregnant and that’s the reason for her weight gain. She recently celebrated her baby shower alongside her husband Robert Sweeting and she looked so happy and gleeful like a child surrounded by her loved ones. She was smiling and laughing with her closest family and friends while celebrating a future addition to the family. Go to her Instagram, you will see a post about the memorable event with the caption,

Our Baby Shower:). It was such an amazing feeling to have our families host a baby shower for us and to spend a great time with our loved ones. Robert and I get more and more excited with every day.

Fans are very much happy for her that she’s pregnant. The only surprising thing is how they did not immediately know that she was having a baby after seeing that she’s had a weight gain because she did not reveal her pregnancy with the baby shower post, she had shared the good news two months back in June. During the 2023 Tony Awards, she shared with the world that she was pregnant. Also, an insider shared that the happy couple was over the moon about their growing family and were excited to be parents.

So, yeah, that’s the reason Uzo Aduba’s had a weight gain. Any woman is bound to put on weight if they are pregnant. And Aduba did too.