So, what are the reasons of Drea De Matteo weight gain?
Drea de Matteo weight gain has been in the centre of criticism since 2007. This actress was born in Queens, in Italian American family and studied at New York University, hoping to become a movie director. However, life led her the different way and in 1996 Drea debuted as Laurie Tuco on television series Swift Justice. A breakthrough in her professional career came up in the late 1990s, when the actress was cast for cult television series The Sopranos. For the portrayal of Adriana La Cerva in this show Drea received widespread critical recognition. She won Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama and Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. De Matteo was also nominated for a number of prestigious accolades, including Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Following this breakthrough de Matteo has featured in variety of popular television series, such as Californication, Joey and Desperate Housewives.
In the second half of 2000s the actress took a break from acting and by the year 2007 the whole Hollywood was talking about Drea de Matteo weight gain. But what was the reason behind her sudden transformation? That year Drea became pregnant with her first child. The father of her baby was her fiancé, 9 years younger musician Shooter Jennings. For those who do not know much about this man, Shooter is an American country singer and songwriter, who debuted with a single „4th of July“. Drea de Matteo weight gain during her pregnancy exceeded her worst expectation. The actress who used to have a smoking figure gained 70 pounds. The speed with which she ballooned made Drea guess that she is carrying a baby girl: her grandmother had always claimed that the women who are pregnant with boys tend to gain less. Apparently, the actress was right. In autumn 2007 she gave birth to a daughter, Alabama Gipsy Rose.
Drea was still carrying some baby-weight from her first pregnancy when she realized that she is expecting again. Although this time, while carrying a son, she packed on a bit less pounds, she still became 60 pounds heavier than before pregnancy. We have to note, that according to most of the doctors and nutritionists such a massive weight gain is not healthy for neither the baby, nor his mother. A woman of an average weight, as was Drea, is supposed to pack on from 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy. Meanwhile the females that are underweight can gain up to 40 pounds. Luckily, although Drea de Matteo weight gain was excessive, her son, just as her daughter, was born healthy and named Waylon Albert Jennings. Sadly, as for summer 2013, the actress and the father of her kids are no longer together.