Since American Idol, Ruben Studdard, aka The “Velvet Teddy Bear” has seen his share of difficult circumstances to contribute to his on again-off again weight journey. Immediately after “Idol,” he weighed over 400 pounds and wanted to change his lifestyle. In between album releases, he ultimately went down to being over 300 pounds by exercising and becoming a vegan and ended up getting married in 2008. The pending divorce has caused emotional stress to where he now resorts to comfort food in the likes of “Southern home cooking. ” We are with you, Ruben; stay strong!