In a word, do you love or hate Jill Kendall? So, have you deciphered in which direction this is going?
Welcome to Watch Tank and today we are counting down our picks for the reasons why people love Jaime Pressly.
But who is Jaime Pressly? Jaime Elizabeth Pressly is an American model and actress who was born July 30, 1977, in Kinston, North Carolina.
Pressly is widely remembered and praised for her role of Joy Turner in the sitcom ‘My Name Is Earl’. Pressley also made prominent presence in films like ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ (2001), ‘Joe Dirt’ (2001), ‘I Love You, Man’ (2009), and ‘A Haunted House 2’ (2014). Since 2014, she has been portraying the role of Jill Kendall in the television series ‘Mom’.
Talking of awards and accolades, Jaime Pressly was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won nominations in the Golden Globe Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Coming back to the basics, Jaime Pressly or Jill Kendall? Who do you connect with better? Hard to tell, right?
We are here to help you. Let us have a quick read of the reasons why people love Jaime Pressly.
5. Dealing with a Break-up Gracefully
Letting go of any precious thing is always hard to deal with, but Jaime Pressly is a living example of how things can be made easy. Pressly and Eric Cubiche were good friends for almost nine years before they started dating in 2005. Pressly and Cubiche were engaged from October 2006 to November 2008, before calling off their relationship. During the years that they were together, Jaime Pressly gave birth to their only son Dezi James Calvo on May 11. 2007. However, it seems that destiny had other plans for them. Jaime Pressly had to let go of her 9 year relationship but accepted it with the utmost grace and perseverance. In one of her interviews, Pressley stated that even if they are not together, they wanted to co-parent and share the responsibility of Dezi. The estranged couple have gone back to their friendship and want Dezi to know that they would be always there for him. There to adore and love him more than their lives. Yes, that was such a graceful gesture. A much-learnt lesson if you have decided to ‘take a break’ from a relationship.
4. From Fat to Fit
Pressly’s journey from fat to fit could be an inspirational story for all the would-be mothers out there. Jaime Pressley or the much prominent star of ‘My name is Earl’ got blessed with motherhood for the second time. Pressly and her boyfriend Hamzi Hijazi were blessed with twins, Leo and Lenon Hijazi on October 16, 2017. Motherhood is a great thing but comes with a baggage in the form of extra fat which can be hard to deal with. Women across the globe have struggled to shed those extra kilos. However, being one of the prime faces for the show ‘Mom’, she had no choice but to deal with it in the quickest way possible. Pressly took to a daily hourlong run and 90-minute weight training sessions. Also, on the show, Pressly was spotted in booty shorts. Mike Jones, her trainer, made her train extensively for two hours a day. Jones also added that, for Pressly “keeping her butt firm is definitely a focus!”Pressly did not attempt to hide her pregnancy. Instead, the makers of ‘Mom’ turned Pressly’s pregnancy weight gain into a plot where her character Jill turns to a food addict.
3. Pressly’s Parenting Tips
Jaime Pressly, 42 and a mother of three, stirred up a controversy with one of her Instagram posts. The post had a picture of Pressly, with her eldest son Dezi, with a caption “favourite son, Dezi.” This post infuriated her fans on a global spree. Parents especially, took to this post, commenting on Pressly’s parenting skill. She was termed as ‘rude’ and ‘awful’. Now, for anybody, the simplest solution would have been deleting the post but, Pressly took to honesty while clarifying her views. To quote her clearly, “Dez and I have a special bond that no one else will ever match because we’ve grown up together”. For a popular star like her, this quote would have could have taken a wrong turn, but she didn’t allow it to defy her from clarifying the situation involving her children.
According to a British survey, nearly a quarter of the parents admitted to having their favourite. They consider nothing wrong in admitting this fact. It is entirely ok for parents to have a strong bond with a particular child, however, what matters most is that those feelings doesn’t dictate their actions.
Pressly belonged to this group who choose honesty over being a hypocrite. Don’t you think she deserves a salute here along with all our love?
2. Being Jill Kendall
We love Jaime Pressly and hate Jill Kendall, right? No, no, wait. We love Jill Kendall too. The wealthy socialite Jill Kendall is also an alcoholic. However, we cannot help but sympathize when she tries to overcome her flaws to becoming a better person. We should also recall that Jill had a troubled childhood, she saw her mother fighting issues like depression and alcoholism before committing suicide, while she was a teenager. Although she might appear clueless most of the time, Jill genuinely cares about her friends. She takes examples from her own experiences to deal with their problems, even if her peer group considers her to be self-obsessed and a snob.
We love Jaime Pressly for her deeds and honesty, but sometimes hate her ‘reel’ self-Jill Kendal. However, no matter how much different her ‘reel’ and ‘real’ life are, they converge at the point of struggle. Jill Kendal in the show is seen dealing with a lot of issues. In real life, Pressly confessed to battling with Bulimia. In addition, Pressly faced legal emancipation from her parents when she was only fifteen years old. Thus, to a certain extent, all our love and sympathies for both Jill and Pressly.
Now, before we declare the final reason, here are a few honorary mentions.
Jaime Pressly’s Tattoo and Dislike for Intimate Scenes
Pressly has a tattoo on her lower back. The tattoo is a design of a blue Leo sign with a Japanese quote meaning “healthy, strong, and brave”.
Pressly is not very keen on working on intimate scenes. She even hates doing love scenes on the stage.
The Nominations for Pressly
Pressly was the first person to appear on multiple covers of the “Stuff” magazine.
She was also ranked #8 in Stuff magazine’s survey of “102 Sexiest Women in the World” 2002. She was also ranked #87 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World” special issue in 2005.
Pressly also featured as #30 in Maxim Magazine’s “Hot 100 of 2002” issue in 2002.
- Love for Gymnastics
No wonder Pressly has a deep passion for fitness and working out. When asked about her favourite sport in the Olympics, she replied it was Gymnastics. To this, she added, ‘Definitely gymnastics, because I was a gymnast for 11 years. That’s my thing. My girlfriend Betty Okino was in the 1992 Olympics and won a bronze medal. She’s a gymnast. So, I’m a huge fan’.
That quite sums up the reasons why we all love Jaime Pressly. We love her work, her honesty, and the way she manages her life. Lastly, we would wish to see more of her on the screen.
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