The 70-Year-Old Roseanne Barr Has Lost Weight, Has A Bigger Family, and is Still Happily Married To Her Long-time Partner Of 20 Years
Actress and stand-comedian Roseanne Barr celebrated her 70th birthday. The actress has had a long on-screen career, but some of her discriminatory comments have cost her a lot.
Bar was a main character on her favorite series “Roseanne,” but after the actress tweeted a racist remark and compared former President Barack Obama and his former adviser Valerie Jarrett to a monkey, she lost it.
At least she has been outspoken about her support for former President Donald Trump. But she blamed her ill health and lack of emotional balance for her tasteless joke.
She said it sounded funny in the moment, but she missed the mark. Another reason for Barr’s racism was that she thought Jarrett was white.
The actress experienced a huge backlash and admitted that she had been hiding for several weeks. According to People, when Jarrett was asked how she felt about Barr’s comments, she brushed it off and said, “Which Roseanne?”
But when asked if she would watch Barr’s stand-up act, the former government official said she wouldn’t and hoped no one else would, because of the “teachable moment” for the comedian.
Bar was aware of Jarrett’s response and said, “I admit she thinks I’ve wronged her,” and said launching a public apology is frustrating because she’s been repeatedly mocked for the same thing.
However, amid the controversy, Barr apologized and stated that she was leaving Twitter. The actress said the backlash interrupted her career and life, but she was proud to have overcome it.
Life for Roseanne Barr after her show was canceled
Life for Barr after her successful show was canceled called for introspection and transformation of her professional and personal life. After three failed marriages, Barr met her life partner John Argent, a writer and producer.
The actress said that they spent a year talking on the phone, so she first fell in love with his voice. At least she even said she didn’t care what he looked like as long as he had teeth. But their first meeting was a pleasant surprise; At least she said Argent was one of the most handsome men she’d ever met.
The couple is in no rush to tie the knot. According to the Globe, every time the question of marriage comes up, Argent insists that he and Barr are doing just fine without the ring.
In her book, “Roseanarchi: A Dispatch from the Nut Farm,” Barr listed Argent as her life partner and thanked him for “caring for truth and justice.”
Argent and Barr love to read books and share videos about their interests on Barr’s YouTube page. Argent recently published a book, Henry Hoskins and the Hole Factory, and the actress praised her partner for his impressive writing skills.
According to Closer Weekly, Barr and her life partner bought a house with a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii. The house is located on 46 hectares of land.
Pictures shared by the comedian on social media show that the Hawaiian home looks like paradise. With beautiful sunsets, lots of greenery and a blooming garden of different flowers.
At least she discovered that her home used to be a museum, and she renovated it to her liking. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home greets you with a front entry adorned with lush green plants and a bench to sit and enjoy the view.
The kitchen is equipped with wooden cabinets and stainless steel appliances. However, from the picture Barr shared, her kitchen is so big that there is room for a bed.
The “Roseanne” star shared another picture of herself in her living room, which has a bohemian feel. There is a green accent wall with wooden furniture and a neural floral rug that ties in with the rest of the house.
Bar also worked hard to transform her body. According to Women’s Health magazine, Barr hit 350 pounds in the 1990s, prompting her to get professional help to shed the weight.
In 1998, the sitcom veteran admitted that she underwent gastric bypass surgery, which caused her to lose 80 pounds. But after losing so much weight, Barr faced the dilemma of accessing skin, which she fixed with a tummy tuck.
The road was not easy for the actress; along the way she admitted that she had put on more weight, but at least she didn’t punish herself for it.
She continued to work hard. The comedian said her life-changing diet was being more active and eating healthier. Her goal was to continue living a healthy lifestyle because she loved how much lighter it made her feel.
Roseanne Barr on being a grandmother
After all the life changes that Barr has gone through, the actress told Ektra TV that being a grandmother has had the biggest impact on her life. The comedian has six grandchildren and feels responsible for guiding her children to become good parents to their offspring.
Bar said it gives her a reason to be more active, but she wants her grandchildren to have a good, healthy education. With a successful love life for her and the joy of being a grandmother.
The Wrap reported that Barr has returned to hosting stand-up comedy. Her first comeback since her racist tweet was in Las Vegas, where she was joined by fellow comedian Andrew Dice Clay.
Although it was her first appearance after being fired by ABC, Barr wasn’t afraid to speak out about her firing or continue to make controversial statements.
The comedian seems naturally outgoing and not afraid to speak his mind. Her book Roseannearchi: Dispatch from the Nut Farm is a fearless account of her thoughts on class warfare, feminism and the expectations of celebrity life.