Jennifer Holliday is a well-known American singer and actress, she got the spotlight on herself for her breakthrough single, ‘And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,’ a Dreamgirls song that became a rhythm-and-blues/pop success.
Jennifer received a Grammy Award for the record in 1983, as well as a Tony Award for ‘Dreamgirls,’ which she performed in.
In the 1990s, during promotional interviews, Holliday shed a significant amount of weight and discussed her health issues, including depression. Her weight loss was initially achieved solely through nutrition.
Jennifer is also known to have really underwent gastric bypass surgery in order to avoid regaining the weight. Reportedly, Holliday’s depression began during her Dreamgirls days, which was early in her career.
Which turns out that she gained weight and began to experience mood swings. It was considerably more difficult for her to cope with men because of her emotional outbursts.
Jennifer Holliday tried to commit suicide by taking sleeping pills in her 30th birthday. She was saved, and she spent three months in the sanatorium recuperating.
As of 2022, Holliday is single and does not have a husband or boyfriend. However, the actress has had two marriages throughout her life.
Billy Meadows, a keyboardist, was her first husband, whom she encountered in a nightclub where she was performing in 1991. In March, two months after their initial meeting, the couple married.
However, Jennifer and Billy’s romance did not survive long, and they divorced in December 1991, barely nine months after the wedding.
On March 21, 1993, Jennifer Holliday wedded Rev. Andre Woods for the second time. He was a minister in Detroit, and Jet magazine published an article on the wedding on April 19, 1993.
Besides, the wedding ended soon after, in 1994, and she was distraught as her mother had died of cancer only four months prior.