Jennie Garth Has More Than Heartbreak to Thank for Her Hot New Body (VIDEO)

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jennie garth jason priestleyUsually, any story involving Jason Priestley and Jennie Garth would get me giddy as a former lifelong Beverly Hills, 90210 fan. But the latest one, in which Jason spoke about Jennie's hot, super-fit new look, is sort of getting under my skin. I blame the reporter who thought it might be a good idea to ask Jennie's one-time on-screen fiance about how Kelly Taylor's lookin' these days. What's it to him?! But apparently, he did have an opinion on Jennie's post-split slimdown ...

At the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) convention in Miami, where he's promoting the new season of his comedy Call Me Fitz, Jason told People, "You spend a little time in Heartbreak Hotel, that's what happens. Heartbreak Hotel diet is a good one." Whaaa?

Okay, I get it, he was joking around. He's promoting a comedy. He was probably caught off-guard by the question. (Although the original 90210 cast, from Jason to Shannen Doherty, must be used to getting weird, random Qs about their former co-stars like this all the time ...) But still. The idea that heartbreak, a breakup automatically translates to weight loss is just plain silly!

And yet, it's actually a common misconception ... Break up -- get revenge body! Just like apparently, when you're planning a wedding, you're supposed to be so stressed that the pounds fall off! Because apparently, anything that causes stress = involuntary starvation = wow-worthy weight loss.

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But we all handle stress in different ways. Sure, some people -- look at Demi Moore and Selma Blair -- tend to get super-skinny when they're going through a rough time. Some overeat. Some of us have genes that respond in a way to stress that encourages weight gain even if we're eating right and exercising! Ugh.

But there are also those who decide to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and (re-)commit to a healthy lifestyle as a result of their stress or a way to cope with it. That's exactly what I think Jennie did. To make it seem like simply being heartbroken was enough to help her (or other women who have done the exact same thing) get in the best shape of her life minimizes what she achieved and sells her way too short.

So tsk, tsk, Brandon Walsh! Jennie definitely has more than her breakup to thank for her rockin' new bod.

Check out this video for more details on Jen's other revenge ... a hot new boyfriend!


How does stress affect your weight or commitment to a healthy lifestyle?

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tuffy... tuffymama

Stress makes some people stop eating or burn more calories, but chronic stress can eff your adrenals and make you fat. I learned when I suffered from adrenal fatigue. You have to take care of your body. Eat right, exercise, stay hydrated, take supplements that you need, get sunlight, and get sleep. Your most important appointment on your books every day has to be the date with your bed at night. And keep that date. At least seven hours, and eight is better. Some of us even need NINE hours. You only have one body and your kids only have one you. Minimize stress and deal with the rest in a healthy way, so you don't end up leaving orphans like I nearly did.

tbruc... tbrucemom

I don't know how it happens but it's true. I lost 30 lbs. when I was going thru a divorce. After it was over and I found love again I put every lb. back on. A certain amount was due to me keeping busy to keep my mind off of it, but I believe there is a correlation between weight loss and "heartbreak".

nonmember avatar BH90210 fan

Jason Priestley and his wife are BFFs with Tiffani Thiessen, who had a falling out with Jennie Garth. We can tell where Jason's loyalty lies. Just glad Luke Perry is Team Jennie. : )

nonmember avatar BH90210fan

I accidentally hit "send" with the comment submitted by me. I was going to make changes to it and actually not even submit it hit send. Would you please not post it in the comments section -- or delete it if you've posted it? I like Jason Priestley and Tiffani Thiessen, too, and don't want to be negative. Thank you.

Angela William

I feel the same way as any other woman do with heartbreak before i met orinoko my mail is  My issue is with his co workers he always text them even after I told him how I feel about it. He will stop for while and then start all over. He always tells me how fat and old these woman are but I did  know that he uses that as a deterrent for me not to think negatively about him having dates with them. Today I have now found out he is setting up lunch dates with one of them. I no longer can take it. Why did he just leave? I do not understand why he keeps doing this to me. He even comes home late after work now and he finally went away and broke up with me, well i been at psychic for help but all the same. what should I do? until my friend introduced me to a someone that assisted to reunite her husband. get the  him with  you can contact him.

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