Lisa Lampanelli: Insult Comic Talks 107-Pound Weight Loss and Keeping It Off for Three Years

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Lisa Lampanelli lost 107 pounds following gastric sleeve surgery three years ago, and even more impressive than that--she's kept the weight off.

Known for both her hilarious insults and her success on Celebrity Apprentice, the 53-year-old comedienne dished recently to The Huffington Post.

When asked about whether there's a new man in her world, Lisa Lampanelli--who is recently divorced--said no.

"I got a divorce that was final in December, but I don't feel I'm in a position to date yet," she said. "I have no personal life."

Instead, Lisa Lampanelli has chosen to focus solely on herself and her emotions at this time. An emotional eater, she realizes now that's how she wound up packing on so much weight.

"I've really been working on the emotional and internal issues that made me eat in the first place. It's been a real journey," she explained.

Surprisingly, Lampanelli still incorporates fat jokes into her comedy routines.

"I honestly feel like 99 percent of people have some kind of self-hate about their looks and if I can joke about mine, maybe they can feel better about theirs," she said.

One day Lisa Lampanelli hopes to find love again. She was married to Jimmy 'Big Balls' Cannizzaro for four years. That was her second marriage.

"I've only had two [weddings] and want three more," she joked.

She is, however, steering clear of apps like Tinder.

"I'm way too famous and rich to be on a dating app, but if I get very desperate by the time I’m 60, I'll go on Tinder. Or I'll go on Millionaire Matchmaker, I'll call Patti Stanger," she joked.

Lisa Lampanelli is positively glowing following her 107-pound weight loss. Hopefully she gets a grip on her emotions so she's at less risk for putting the weight back on. In the meantime she'll no doubt be at the right place at the right time and meet a perfect someone, who is looking for the same things in life as the comedienne.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.