John Goodman Flaunts Slimmer Figure in NYC Following 200-Pound Weight Loss

John Goodman reveals personal growth and health journey

by Zain ul Abedin
John Goodman Flaunts Slimmer Figure in NYC Following 200-Pound Weight Loss
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John Goodman, widely recognized for his role on the iconic TV show "Roseanne," has been turning heads with his significantly slimmer figure, recently showcased at New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport. The seasoned actor, at 71, looked remarkably fit as he navigated the bustling airport scene, accompanied by his wife, Anna Beth, of 35 years.

Since commencing his wellness journey in 2007, Goodman has shed over 200 pounds—a transformation he candidly discussed with Rolling Stone. On a bright Tuesday, the Emmy Award-winning actor was seen dressed comfortably in a blue sweatshirt layered under a black shirt paired with an olive green jacket, complementing khaki pants and beige Hoka sneakers.

His wife, Anna Beth, also caught the eye in a chic ensemble of a white blouse, black flare-leg pants, and white sneakers, pulling along a light pink carry-on. Goodman's long-standing marriage to Anna Beth began in 1989, and together they have a daughter, Molly Evangeline, now 33.

The actor opened up about maintaining his weight loss during a 2023 Rolling Stone interview, revealing the casual yet effective regimen of walking his dogs, which replaced his pre-pandemic boxing routine. He admitted to taking a break from exercising due to a busy work schedule but expressed plans to start anew.

Goodman's Profound Transformation

Best known recently for his roles in "The Conners," a "Roseanne" spinoff, and the black comedy crime series "The Righteous Gemstones," Goodman shared his affinity for boxing, a sport he took up years ago.

He enjoys the rigorous training, including hitting mitts and bags and learning footwork, though he steers clear of sparring. The transformation journey of Goodman, who once tipped the scales at nearly 400 pounds, has been profound and public.

In a 2016 interview with ABC News, he discussed his approach to overcoming his weight challenges and his battle with alcoholism, which he has managed to control since becoming sober in 2007. He described his old dietary habits as akin to "eating alcoholically," highlighting a shift to mindful eating and regular exercise as pivotal in his health overhaul.

Further underscoring his commitment to a healthier lifestyle, Goodman worked with health coach Mackie Shilstone, noted for his work with elite athletes. This partnership focused on cutting sugar from his diet and integrating a rigorous six-day-a-week workout regimen, which Goodman described as challenging yet not overly strenuous.

In his words to People magazine in 2010 after his initial 100-pound weight loss, Goodman reflected on his motivation, stating, "I wanted to live better," emphasizing the significant role of creative energy and a shift in lifestyle for sustainable health and wellness.