The country singer trended in 2022 for her noticeable body change. Here’s everything we know about Miranda Lambert’s weight gain.
Miranda Lambert has struggled with weight fluctuations for a long time. Thankfully, she is finally at a point where she feels comfortable with her body and isn’t afraid to show it off!
Who Is Miranda Lambert?
Country singer, songwriter, and guitarist Miranda Leigh Lambert was born November 10, 1983, in Longview, Texas. Her parents, Ric and Bev, named her after her great-grandmother and raised her in Lindale, Texas, with her younger brother.
She found an early love for music and started her professional career when she was only 16 years old. She made her professional singing debut with “The Texas Pride Band.” Lambert also fronted the house band at the Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas, a long-running venue that had presented legends such as Elvis Presley.
In early 2001, she released a self-titled debut album independently, which gained a lot of traction. In 2003, she finished third place on the Nashville Star television program. This singing competition aired on the USA Network, increasing her music’s visibility and popularity.
Her recordings and feisty, down-home personality resonated widely with audiences and made her a favorite of the country music establishment. She has released eight personal albums during her highly successful career.
Lambert has been honored by the Grammy Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Country Music Association Awards. Lambert has been honored with more Academy of Country Music Awards than any artist in history.
Miranda Lambert’s Weight Gain
The “Wildcard” album singer has had a lot of fluctuations in her weight for years. Adding or losing weight was not a personal choice because of her body’s metabolism.
However, just like other celebrities who struggle with their weight, Lambert was constantly scrutinized by the public for her fluctuations. The people always commented on her body, which made her feel insecure whenever she performed.
Surprisingly, the country singer’s motivation to stop being insecure and caring about her weight gain came from a random fan. The fan, about the same age and size as the singer, walked up to her at an event and told her how Lambert and her confident attitude constantly inspired her.
This made the “Mama’s Broken Heart” singer feel confident enough to accept her body just as she was. She has now “hit a comfortable place” after years of body image issues.
“My whole life, I’ve struggled with ups and downs in weight,” she admitted to Health for their December 2022 cover. “I’m only 5’4″, so weight shows quickly on me. I’ve hit a comfortable place; this is pretty much my size. I’m a size 6, give or take five lbs., depending on the day.”
She also mentioned that she is a better performer now that she doesn’t feel insecure about her weight.
“It’s so good to find your place,” she said. “I don’t like being onstage worrying about my body. That’s the last thing I want to be thinking about. I don’t give my best performance when I’m distracted by my insecurities.”
How Did Miranda Lambert Lose Weight?
The “Bring Me Down” singer did not use a weight loss plan or unique methods to lose weight. Instead, her body did all the work for her. She now maintains her weight with a healthy diet and workout plan.
Lambert also revealed that her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, helped her stay fit. He would run with her and remind her to do her workouts, which she was always thankful for. She also cited her husband as a source of strength and support whenever she has weight fluctuations.
He stood by her side through all the body shaming and backlash from fans, and his unwavering love and acceptance helped Lambert embrace her body and feel confident both on and off the stage.
Millions of fans worldwide have applauded Miranda Lambert for embracing her natural body and being one of the few celebrities to do so publicly.
Lambert, formerly married to fellow country singer Blake Shelton, is still active in her music career and seems happier than ever when performing. Fans have noted the difference in her performances and have expressed this on various social media platforms.
While some fans cannot be pleased and will still have negative comments about her body, the vital thing is that Miranda Lambert now loves her body and cannot be phased by such comments anymore. She has a couple of rumored songs on the way, and fans are excited to see how her newly found confidence would impact her music.