The X Factor star Chico Slimani’s wife defends his comments about her weight after he’s accused of ‘body shaming’

Posted on Sep 30 2018 - 10:38am by admin

Chico thought he was going to dieChico discussed his wife’s weight on Loose Women [ITV]

Chico Slimani appeared on Loose Women earlier this week to discuss his recent stroke, when he made comments about his wife Daniyela’s weight. 

Chico, 47, told the Loose Women panel that his recent stroke had inspired both he and his wife to look after their health and fitness. 

He called Daniyela a “very large woman” and said: “People look at me, Mr Six Pack and you, it’s who ate all the pies?”, leaving some viewers very unimpressed and accused the star of body-shaming. 

Daniyela has defended Chico over comments he made about her weight [Daniyela Rakic-Slimani/ Instagram]

Chico was comforted by Nadia Sawalha Chico was accused of body shaming by some viewers [ITV] 

Daniyela has now defended her husband’s comments and revealed that she took no offence. 

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Speaking to The Sun she said: “Oh my God! I cannot believe that my husband had a stroke and miraculously survived it, which is due to his fitness, and people are concentrating on a comment which has been taken totally out of context. 

“All he wanted to do was highlight a common problem which is the obesity epidemic that needs to be addressed across the UK.

Chico Slimani sighting on March 13, 2012 Chico Slimani recently suffered a stroke but has made a recovery [Getty]

“This is political correctness gone mad and is what is stopping people from achieving their goals.’

“He only paraphrased my quote and stated a fact. Believe it or I’m actually size 22 and because of my slow metabolism and no cartilages and lack of exercise people look at him and look at me and think, “who ate all the pies?”

“My husband and I have known each for over 28 years so he’s seen me go from size 12 to 22 he loves every bit of me and tells me daily, in fact probably every hour to be honest. 

Chico Slimani The MOBO awards 2008 - arrivals held at Wembley arena London, England - 15.10.08 Featuring: Chico Slimani Where: London, United Kingdom When: 15 Oct 2008 Credit: WENNChico Slimani and his wife in 2008 [Wenn]

“And whenever he’s advised me to get fit it had nothing to do with the vanity aspect but more for my health, he has told me often how worried he is for me and would love for me to be able to do things with my two children like walk to the park which I no longer [do].”

On the talk show, Chico said: “My wife, she is a smoker, she is 518, she is a very large woman.

“She turned round and said, ‘I’m going to go from block fat to block fit!’

Chico Slimani broke down as he talked about his stroke on Loose WomenChico Slimani broke down as he talked about his stroke on Loose Women [ITV]

“My God, it’s only taken 15 years and a stroke for you to get on that bike. I have been banging this drum for years!”

“People look at me, Mr Six Pack and you, and it’s ‘Who ate all the pies?’”

“The truth has to be told. We have different body types. She eats less than all of us, she’s just less active and has thyroid [issues].”

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