As part of the “Baggage Claim” press junket, CocoaFab had a chance to catch up with two stars of the movie, Boris Kodjoe and Derek Luke*.  Kodjoe, with his fine self, has never shied away from giving his opinion on overweight women, especially via his Twitter account:


During the interview both stars were asked what would be deal breakers in a relationship. Although both are currently married, Kodjoe and Luke shared different opinions on relationships, especially when it came to a woman gaining weight during a marriage.

Derek Luke:

“That’s part of my character. Part of my character is about commitment.  You know what I’m saying?  So, even if you doing the humpty dumpty, it’s commitment, cause you know what? The dude could go humpty dumpty! He could go from six pack to one pack, you know what I’m saying? ”

“That’s why marriages are failing in America and across the world, because there’s no commitment.  Because commitment is the key to success.  You can go up and down.  It’s about where you land.  It’s about your commitment.  Cause sickness, weight, that’s in your confessions when you get married.”

Now Boris Kodjoe on the other hand:

“O.K. Part of the deal is…you got to keep it sexy.  Got to keep it sexy.  Because it’s easy getting married, but it’s not as easy to stay married.  And part of that is, like I make my wife, my girlfriend.  She’s my girlfriend.  So, we got to keep it sexy….What if I gained 200 pounds? And then she’ll look at me like..really? And I couldn’t even blame her if she started looking around.  Because I took her off the market, so I have to deliver, what the market could possibly deliver for her.  So, I gotta take that place. Right? So, I got to fulfill those things that the market could’ve given her.  I’m the market now, so I got to keep it sexy.”


Peep the full interview below:



Would you do if your husband/wife/partner gained weight?


*Disclaimer: Derek Luke is my cousin & his momma raised him right..lol

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  • mamafropuff

    he was the one who got fat…. and really didn’t give a damn. ironically, after 3 kids, i was “the fit and slim one.” he was also so overly critical of women’s weight in general; and would frequently “understand” when men would “step out” on their women because she got chunky….

    i am now divorcing him. not because of that, yet because he’s endemically an ass..

  • I don’t frankly understand why people are so upset or sensitive. It seems that Boris has an opinion and that’s fine. I do happen to agree with him.

    68.7 percent of men and 79.9 percent of women non-hispanic black women in this country are obese (not overweight…OBESE). This is a concern. Men are visual. It is a biological imperative for them to select a healthy looking mate. Now for some men, healthy looks one way and for other it looks a completely different way. Why on earth are people here SO offended?

    HAES may be a thing but SAES (sexy at every size) is not and that’s the truth.

  • Oshh

    The Smiths are also long rumored bisexual swingers so if you steppin out on your spouse with both sexes And if that’s both of you alls thing I guess you would stay together