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Gayle King Reveals Pounds She's Recently Gained as She Struggles to Reach Her Preferred Weight

Stephen Thompson
Oct 29, 2020
04:30 P.M.
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Talk show host Gayle King candidly opened up about her weight in a recent Instagram post in which she shared photos of her personal weight gain crisis over the months in quarantine.

Life in quarantine has brought on the much-dreaded weight gain topic for many people, including talk show host Gayle King. King recently took to her Instagram to candidly talk about her struggle with gaining weight. The talk show host wrote:

"CRISIS! The weight struggle is real! fatter than I've been in long time .. & scared to get a pedicure (big sigh) swipe left for the way we were."

Gayle King at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 24, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


The talk show host's caption continued, revealing that her doctor informed her that the ideal weight for her body is 163 pounds. The problem is that her weight was way over that, and she did not think it would be possible to achieve it anytime in the near future.

She hilariously joked that she blamed her unexpected weight gain on the "corona quarantine" and all the Halloween candy corn that she bought. The quirky yet honest caption accompanied a slideshow of photos of King standing on a scale. 


The first slide showed her most recent weight, 172.2, while the next was 167.6. The third slide was 2 pounds down from its predecessor, while the fourth was 160.8, five pounds less than the third. The last of the photos showed her weight at 159.2. 

Many of King's fans and followers could relate to her struggle as many of them felt empowered to talk about theirs in the comments, comforted by her honesty. Quarantine has not been easy on everyone, but many have found solace in knowing that they are not alone.

King is such a terrific mother to her kids and she revealed in August that she had to turn down a big career opportunity back in the day because of them.


At 65 years old, age is nothing but a number for this famous television personality when it comes to her undeniable beauty and talent.

Not only is she an inspirational career woman, but she is also the proud mother of two amazing children, daughter, Kirby, and son, William, both of whom she shares with her former husband, William Bumpus.


King is such a terrific mother to her kids and she revealed in August that she had to turn down a big career opportunity back in the day because of them. 

Gayle's best friend, Oprah Winfrey, once offered her a big job on her show in the '90s, but she knew that she needed to be there for her kids.

Now years later, that decision and the many more that she made have shaped the beautiful life King shares with her family, and not even a couple of stubborn quarantine pounds can take that away.