Jazz Jennings Reveals Why She’s Postponed Going to Harvard for 2 Years and How Much Weight She’s Gained During That Time

In just a few short weeks, the seventh season of TLC’s I Am Jazz is set to premiere. And a new promo for the series is revealing what Jazz Jennings has been up to since getting into Harvard and opting to take a gap year after graduating Valedictorian of her high school class.

As it turns out, Jennings’ gap year turned into two, but now she’s determined to take her place at Harvard University in 2022. In the promo, it was revealed that Jazz Jennings delayed her Ivy League college experience due to her mental health.

Jazz Jennings Reveals Just How Much Weight She’s Gained Due to Eating Disorder

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“Two years ago, I was on my way to one of the greatest institutions in the world, but I was actually struggling severely with mental health issues,” she said in a voiceover. As Jazz continued, she revealed she developed an eating disorder and as a result gained a substantial amount of weight.

“I started binge eating, and I gained weight, and more weight, and more weight. And now, almost 100 pounds heavier, here I am today.” As a result of her weight gain, Jazz admitted there are a lot of things she’s used to doing that she can no longer do.

As Mamas Uncut previously reported, several months ago, Jazz took to Instagram in an attempt to hold herself accountable. She had hoped by doing so she would be more motivated to do the work that would allow her to lose weight.

“I’m posting this photo because it’s time for me to address my weight gain and hold myself accountable. I’m ready to change my ways; I’ve been saying I’m ready to turn over a new leaf, but I’m running out of trees now. I’m ready to take the initiative and create positive changes when it comes to my health and body,” Jazz wrote, in part.

And for the most part, her family seemed very supportive of that journey. However, in the promo, Jazz Jennings accuses her family of “fat-shaming.” She said, “It makes me feel really humiliated.” 

During one of the sneaks peeks, Jazz is heard revealing what she eats only for breakfast to a professional. Her family is also in the room and is admittedly shocked by Jazz’s food intake.

In the end, Jazz’s mother is seen telling Jazz to stop making empty promises and prove that she is able to take care of herself while she is hundreds of miles away at school. “Prove it,” she told Jazz, “cause you’re all talk.”

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