Rob Thomas spoke with Rolling Stone in a Q&A and was asked about formerly being much heavier than he is today. “I was the only person ever with a coke habit to gain fifty pounds,” Thomas said. “We did an MTV Live From the 10 Spot, and that was the first time I’d had a good look at myself in a while. Not only was I heavy, but I had dark eyes, my face was all puffy. That was pretty fu**ed up. I’d met my future wife at that point, and she showed the tape to her mother. Her mother was like, ‘Why the fu** are you going out with that guy? He’s ugly!'”
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