Just like the Fergie song, Amber Riley has been up in the gym working on her fitness. The former Glee actress has been documenting her weight loss journey on social media and has spoken in previous interviews about her decision to get healthier. In a recent workout post, she decided to call out the men who have been sliding in her DMs since her weight loss and referred to them as being “fatphobic.”
In the video, Amber looks into the camera like she is getting ready to say something and then the sound of someone falling begins with the actress looking confused. Then she talks along to a Nicki Minaj sound bite that says “Um, chile, anyways, so.” The writing in the video said “[ninja emoji] I’ve known for years falling in my DMs because I’ve lost weight…” In the Instagram caption, she wrote “Keep that same fatphobic energy player. Ain’t 💩 changed over here but the scale. BIG DOT.”
Many of her followers agreed with her including Community actress Yvette Nicole Brown who wrote, “Right?! They straight up act like we’ve taken off an 'invisibility cloak' or something. I’ve BEEN her playa! And you were uninterested. Keep that same energy and kick rocks!”
The “BGE” singer seems to be focusing on herself following the end of her engagement to Desean Black. The former couple was engaged for over a year and during an interview with the Nice & Neat podcast in April, Amber revealed that they were no longer together.
“I wish him the best. I don’t have anything horrible or bad to say,” she said.
She added, “I think I learn from every relationship that I was in, and I thank them and I leave them in love and light. That’s all I can do.”
Many fans championed their love when they were together. Amber shared that she actually slid in Desean’s DMs which sparked their romantic journey together. In an exclusive xoNecoleinterview, the Single Black Female actress defended her decision to slide in her former lover’s DMs and encouraged other women to do so.
“A lot of women say, ‘I don’t want to be thirsty going into a guy’s DMs,’ but I wasn’t thirsty and I wasn’t chasing him,” she said. “I just made myself seen and I made sure that he saw me and it went on from there. In our first conversation, we were talking about science, brains and nerdy shit.”
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