Mary J. Blige Shows Off Bikini Body at 42, Says She “Refuses to Go Out” Like Whitney
By Shari Weiss | 8:20 pm, November 19th, 2013
The Grammy winner confesses she cut alcohol out of her life after the death of Whitney Houston, explaining, “Others may be able to drink and have a great time, but it doesn’t work for me at this point.”
“I haven’t had a drink in a year and three months. I had quit for a long time but started again about five years ago,” says Blige. “I’m off it completely once more, and now I feel stronger than ever.”
The singer goes on, “Whitney Houston’s death really crushed me.”
“I saw someone so incredibly talented just diminish, and I refuse to go out like that,” declares Blige.
Blige also credits cardio workouts and a gluten-free, dairy-free and low-carb diet for her healthy figure.
“I had an ‘aha!’ moment recently after a swim. I was walking by a mirror and I saw my abs, and they were crazy toned, and my arms looked unbelievable — in a good way, [and] I was thrilled and so proud of myself,” Blige tells the magazine.
She adds, “When I’m fit, I can conquer the world. I love the way I look and feel right now and am truly comfortable in my own skin.”
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