While we had heard about his desire to adopt a healthier lifestyle lose some weight over the past year, nothing really prepared us for the dramatically slimmer Carey that debuted on last week’s season premiere of The Price Is Right.
Now the comic is revealing the inspiration behind his decision to get healthy – his stepson Connor!
One of the driving forces in Carey’s decision to shape up was his fiancée, Nicole Jaracz’s 5-year-old son, Connor. At his former weight, Drew just couldn’t keep up with the kid!
Carey tells Parade, “I’d be like, ‘Connor, I can’t,’ and he’d say, ‘C’mon, Dad!’ That was a terrible feeling. I thought, I’m never going to see him graduate high school.”
Facing that reality and the ongoing negative impact to his health, he decided it was time to face his demons and really get serious about his weight loss.
“I always thought I was going to die before I was 60,” the comedian, 52, says. “My father died of a heart attack in his 40s. I’m not an idiot. The writing was on the wall.”
How did he shed the weight? The Price Is Right host adopted a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition choices, daily exercise and emotional willpower. As a result, he has dropped more then 70 lbs. since November to hit his current weight of 182 lbs. His ultimate goal is to weigh 170 lbs by Halloween.
The best part of the weight loss? “Connor doesn’t make fun of Dad’s belly anymore,” he says. “I look in the mirror and I feel like I’m in my 20s again. I feel like I have my whole life back. I could live to be 100 now.”
Now that he’s loving life and living healthy maybe we’ll hear wedding bells for Drew and Nicole in the near future!
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