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Rita, Latifah's mother, is Skyping™ from her home in Wayne, New Jersey, to share her weight loss success. Since her daughter inspired her to join Jenny Craig, Rita says she's also lost 20 pounds and improved her health.

"I was dealing with a lot of health issues, which are a lot better," she says. "I'm doing awesome."

As additional motivation, Rita says she recently got engaged and is now focused on losing weight for her upcoming wedding. "My mama's getting married!" Latifah says.

Latifah's new co-star in her Jenny Craig commercials is her real-life aunt Angel. Over the past few months, Angel says she's lost 36 pounds.

"I really feel good about it because I had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I was really at risk of having a heart attack or a stroke, and I definitely did not want that to happen to me," Angel says. "As a result, this weight loss has given me normal blood pressure. My cholesterol is back to normal, and I feel good. I feel really good."
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