Gabourey Sidibe’s mother Alice Tan Ridley recently spoke with RadarOnline.com and said that her daughter wants to loose weight:

“The truth is Gabourey would like to lose some weight but the reality is that she would not have gotten the role of Precious if she had not been heavy,” Ridley said. “As her mom I would like to see my daughter healthy but if she didn’t lose weight that’s not a problem either – it runs in our family. I’m proud of my daughter no matter what and the truth is that there are all kinds of acting roles for all sorts of people.”

There were also rumors surfacing that Gabby was approached about appearing on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club and here’s what her mother had to say about this rumor:

“I have not heard anything about her appearing on Celebrity Fit Club or any of these dieting companies getting Gabby to try and endorse their products.

It’s always nice to the momma’s coming to their babies’ defense! Get ’em Alice!