Ricki Lake made headlines when she trimmed down to 120 pounds during her stint on Dancing With the Stars.
But the talk-show host tells In Touch exclusively she’s gained some of the weight back, explaining that it was impossible to maintain her super-slim figure.
“During DWTS, I was dancing seven hours a day,” she says. “Now I’m not.” Though Ricki, 44, was originally determined to keep her weight down — telling everyone she could maintain it after the show wrapped — she’s not only come to accept her body, but also feels better in it!
“When I was 120, I wasn’t healthy. I didn’t feel great,” she reveals. And she’s not the only one who appreciates her new curves: She says her husband of five months, Christian Evans, has helped her gain perspective.
“I went on my honeymoon and got healthy,” she says. “My husband loves me and tells me I’m beautiful no matter what size I am!”