‘Breaking Bad’ Star Anna Gunn: Lupus To Blame For Weight Change?

Fri, December 27, 2013 8:49pm EDT by 16 Comments
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When Anna Gunn was last seen at the 2013 Emmy Awards, she looked drastically thinner. Many questioned why and how the ‘Breaking Bad’ actress had lost so much weight, and now an insider reveals to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the award-winning star is reportedly battling lupus.

On Dec. 27, the same day that the world learned about Selena Gomez‘s alleged struggle with lupus, HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY learned that Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn may also have the disease. Sources close to the actress say she has displayed similar symptoms to Selena’s, including weight gain and puffiness. Find out more below!

Anna Gunn: Is Lupus The Reason For Her Weight Loss?

One thing is for sure — lupus does not affect one’s acting abilities. Anna won the 2013 Emmy Award for her riveting portrayal of Skylar White in Breaking Bad while she was allegedly battling the disease, a source close to the actress tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

When asked about her weight loss at the Governor’s Ball after the 65th Annual Emmy Awards in September, the actress told People “I was actually ill while I was filming the show, and it affected my weight. They gave me cortisone and I puffed up and gained weight. Now I’m better, thank God.”

Anna did not reveal what she was actually suffering from at the time, but HollywoodLife.com has learned the truth from a source close to the star.

“Anna Gunn has lupus, but it’s not widely known. This is why she looked heavier in Breaking Bad, the steroid injections cause swelling and weight gain. It’s been a challenge for her, but she takes good care of herself as best she can,” an insider tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

Luckily, Anna has other celebs to lean on for support. In addition to Selena, Toni Braxton is one celebrity who has been quite vocal about her struggles with lupus — when the singer was first diagnosed in 2010, she openly shared her health tips with the public. She even tweeted about it when her fans expressed concern, writing: “Just a lupus flare up, but I promise you all that I am ok! Love you all! Thanks so much for all of your support!”

From the looks of things, Anna has that same can-do attitude!

Why Selena Gomez Hides Her Alleged Lupus Condition

As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Selena allegedly has lupus and has been hiding her disease from the public because “she is embarrassed by it.” So sad!

“Selena will not be happy that this is out there, she really wanted to keep this to herself,” an insider told us EXCLUSIVELY. “She doesn’t want it to effect people’s opinions of her and what she’s capable of. This is her own personal business and she wants to keep it that way.”

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Are you surprised that both Selena and Anna may have lupus? 

–Reporting by Mickey Powell

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