11:02 AM EDT, May 20, 2013
The world was surprised at the sight of a heavier OJ Simpson, aged with grey hair, but no one was more taken aback by his appearance than his ex-girlfriend, Christie Prody.
She told INSIDE EDITION, "I had to take a double take. I can't believe he's gotten a lot bigger and very grey since last I saw him."
She broke up with Simpson not long after he was arrested for armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. She's now 38-years-old and she's no longer bleach blond, she's gone back to her natural brunette hair color.
When she met Simpson she was just 21-years-old and he was 46. She says even back then Simpson was worried about losing his athletic build.
She said, "He was always worried about that, about gaining weight. Image was the most important thing to him. Being good-looking was important to him. And even more so, the girl on his arm had to be good-looking."
Simpson has been reportedly stewing about all the reports mocking his weight gain.
He's blaming all the canned baked beans with pork he eats in prison for the 50 extra pounds he's packed on.
"I gained weight eating all those beans, because I can't get enough fruits and vegetables. My family's been bugging me to stop with the beans," he said (Source: New York Post).
Prody has a theory about why Simpson is grinning so much in court. She says he's using the charisma that made him famous to charm the court room.
She said, "OJ is very charming. He's very charming and he tells you what you want to hear. He's very believable."