Janet Jackson Opens Up About Weight Issues Saying Jermaine Dupri Taught Her To Love Her Body
Janet Jackson sits down with "Extra" to talk about her new movie For Colored Girls and her new book True You tonight. Find out why she says her relationship with Jermaine Dupri was pivotal to her personal growth inside...
For Colored Girls star Janet Jackson opens up about her life as she promotes the film and her new book True You. In her new book, which focuses on a lot of the body image issues she grew up with as child star, she says her involvement with ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri was pivotal to her growth. "My life didn't change until I opened up and started to talk about it," she says of her image issues.
"It was my relationship with Jermaine. Up until that point I would still put on a pair of pants and if my butt looked too big, I didn't want the pants, as much as I loved them. But it was
nine years ago when he said 'your butt's fine the way it is."
Although the couple split in 2009, Janet remains "really grateful to him for showing me that side of myself." As for her book, she now wants to help other women by detailing her own
"It's a self-help book. And people always ask me about the weight
gain, the weight loss. What was the workout regimen, the nutrition, so
instead of just writing about that, I wanted to get to the bottom of it,
which meant I had to go back to my childhood."
Her new movie Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls opens today.
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