Lookin’ good, Lisa Lampanelli! The insult comic known for her success on Celebrity Apprentice lost a whopping 107 pounds in 2012 after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery, and three years later, Lampanelli has kept it all off. However, don’t expect the newly divorced Lampanelli, 53, to snag herself a young Hollywood hunk now that she’s slim and trim. “I got a divorce that was final in December, but I don’t feel I’m in a position to date yet,” she told HuffPost Live in an interview Thursday, June 25. “I have no personal life.”
Instead, Lampanelli has chosen to focus on herself and get her emotions in check. After all, emotional eating is what the comic said did her in when she packed on the pounds. “I’ve really been working on the emotional and internal issues that made me eat in the first place. It’s been a real journey,” she said on HuffPost Live.
Lisa Lampanelli in 2012; Lisa in 2015.
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That’s not to say the brash comedienne is over making fat jokes in her act, however. “I honestly feel like 99 percent of people have some kind of self-hate about their looks and if I can joke about mine, maybe they can feel better about theirs,” she explained.
Since her split from husband of four years, Jimmy “Big Balls” Cannizzaro, Lampanelli has kept her distance from the dating scene, but intends to eventually marry again. “I’ve only had two [weddings] and want three more,” she joked. So is she swiping right for over 50 silver foxes on Tinder? Hardly. “I’m way too famous and rich to be on a dating app, but if I get very desperate by the time I’m 60, I’ll go on Tinder. Or I’ll go on Millionaire Matchmaker, I’ll call Patti Stanger.”
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