February 20, 2021
Gabby Sidibe earlier doubted whether or not she would buy Ivy Park apparel for herself. The next thing the actress knew, Brandon, her sweet fiancé, spoiled her with her favorite brand.
Actress Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, who is proud of her slimmed-down figure, beamed with joy after her fiancé Brandon Frankel surprised her with something special ahead of Valentine's Day.
The Oscar-nominated actress took to Instagram to share pictures of herself in Frankel's thoughtful gift - sweats and several tracksuits from Ivy Park, popstar Beyoncé's athleisure brand.
SHOWING CONFIDENCE IN SPORTSWEAR
In the photos, Sidibe looked confident and fabulous from all angles. She was dressed in several sportswear colors, including a pink sweatshirt and pants, a blue activewear set, and a shiny brown tracksuit.
She shared that Frankel surprised her with the pieces of athletic outfits from her favorite brand. She was unaware that her fiancé earlier sent an e-mail to the Ivy Park store to buy them. She wrote:
"I don’t know how to act. Puttin all this in the prenup."
The 36-year-old branding specialist's sweet gift for Sidibe came after the latter expressed on Twitter in January that she was interested in buying a box full of Ivy Park athleisure.
Beyond her fancy tracksuits, Sidibe, who announced on Instagram her engagement to Frankel in November, looked different now than her previous photos.
The look proved that Sidibe is taking fitness seriously. After she thanked and tagged Beyoncé, the "Precious" star indicated she would do squat exercises in her brown tracksuit.
GOING UNDER THE KNIFE
In 2017, Sidibe revealed in her book "This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" that she went under the knife in 2016. While it was a shorter way to lose weight, it was the actress's way to solve her health issues.
Sidibe revealed she battled depression, anxiety, and bulimia.
BEHIND HER SURGERY
The "Empire" director was earlier diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and had laparoscopic bariatric surgery. Despite her brain chemistry changes, Sidibe thought it was the only way to limit her food cravings.
After she updated her social media accounts with her new look, many fans cheered on the "American Horror Story" star. However, the surgery took a toll on her mental health.
Sidibe revealed she battled depression, anxiety, and bulimia. She shared that her eating disorder was a "self-defense mechanism" as it would stop her from crying.
The actress was grateful she went through the surgery without telling too many people. Amid the criticisms about her weight, Sidibe continues to improve on herself for the better.