As we talked about earlier this week after Tamar Braxton and husband Vince Herbert appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, Herbert has slimmed down quite a bit. He’s lost nearly 100 pounds, going from over 300 down to 230 pounds. Not only has he changed his diet “completely,” but he’s also managed to get a better handle on his health after dealing with major medical issues due to his weight, and he’s now able to buy off of the rack. “I can go into Neiman Marcus and buy a pair of jeans,” Herbert said while sitting on Wendy’s couch.
The change has been great for the 48-year-old, but how has Braxton adjusted? While she joked about being jealous that she’s considered “the thick one” in their relationship these days, she admitted while speaking to PEOPLE Now that it’s been quite a big transformation for the both of them.
“I like a little ‘thickems.’ I like the oohoo!” Braxton said, making the signature Pillsbury Doughboy noise. “I like that. I’m very happy only because he’s much healthier and I want him around forever, but, you know, I like a little meat on my man’s bones.”
As Herbert started to slim down, rumors swirled that he had surgery to help drop the pounds. A source told The Daily Mail last year that it was necessary due to consistent ups and downs with his health.
“He had gastric bypass surgery to lose weight,” the source said. “His size has caused him to have numerous health challenges.”
Braxton seemed to confirm such rumors when speaking to PEOPLE Now about the role she played in his weight-loss journey.
“I had to be very supportive of him, ” she said, “he had a couple of surgeries — not like really cosmetic surgeries, but like medical surgeries to help him to lose weight because he had medical problems due to the weight.”
Whatever the means to get slim and trim, Braxton enjoys seeing a happier and healthier Vince. When asked if she felt like she was in a relationship with a totally different person, Braxton could only laugh — and brag.
“I do! Lots of energy.”
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