Debbie’s Weight Gain in Puberty Blues Season 2: Was She Pregnant?


Debbie’s Weight Gain in Puberty Blues Season 2: Was She Pregnant?

Debbie’s weight gain was so visible in Puberty Blues Season 2 that many people assumed either the character or the actress, Ashleigh Cummings, was pregnant. However, it later turned out nothing was the case. Additionally, both the production house and the actress never gave any clarification about her transformation.

Puberty Blues, an Australian television series, based on a novel of the same name premiered in 2012 and aired for two seasons. The novel, written by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette, was published in 1979.

Meanwhile, the television show follows Debbie and Sue, two teenage girls, as they deal with the pressures of adolescence in the 1970s. The program, which is based in Sydney’s coastal neighborhoods, investigates the experiences of the girls with friendship, peer pressure, romance, and the desire to blend in. In keeping with the original novel’s principles, the series explores topics including sexuality, body image, and the objectification of women.

It has been almost a decade since the last season of Puberty Blues aired. As a lot of people still enjoy the show, we’ve found that many people have been curious to know about the reason behind Debbie Vickers’ weight gain in Season 2. Was the character or the actress pregnant? Let’s find it out.

Previously, we discussed the weight gain stories of Michelle Bridges and Rebecca Ferguson.

Puberty Blues: While Debbie’s Weight Gain Was Visible in Season 2, the Production Team Never Gave Any Clarification About Her Transformation!

A good series never disappears. People watch it years and years after if the content is good and enjoyable. Similarly, Puberty Blues is one of them. Many people still watch it even if it has been almost a decade since it was last aired. On the other hand, many people are curious to know if Debbie or the Debbie actress was pregnant in Season 2 because of her significant weight gain transformation.

Debbie's weight was evident in Puberty Blues Season 2.Debbie’s weight gain was evident in Puberty Blues Season 2.
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When the teaser for Season 2 of Puberty Blues was released, a lot of people assumed the storyline would revolve around Debbie’s pregnancy. However, it wasn’t the case. The character was never announced as pregnant. Similarly, the Debbie actress, Ashleigh Cummings (@ashleigh_cummings), didn’t give birth to a child after.

Many people criticized the production house for not giving any clarification to Debbie’s weight gain appearance. One disappointed fan wrote,

Please! I noticed Ashleigh Cummings’ weight gain in the series 2 teaser! I actually thought that the producers made a pregnancy storyline for Debbie because of the weight gain! I feel that they just tackled the Cheryl being pregnant storyline really quickly. It was just brushed over.

If you compare her appearance in Season 1 and Season 2 of Puberty Blues, the character seriously looked as if she was pregnant. However, it was not the case. On the other hand, Ashleigh Cummings is in a perfectly slimmer shape now.

The Debbie actress, Ashleigh Cummings, now.The Debbie actress, Ashleigh Cummings, now.
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Thus, it appears Dennie’s weight gain will always remain a mystery. Neither the production nor the actress has stated anything regarding her transformation. As a result, we can assume her weight gain was nothing but just the effect of her overeating habit. However, we will certainly get back to you as soon as we get any updates.

A Quick Intro of Debbie From Puberty Blues: No Spoilers!

Debbie begins her life as a young, naive girl who leads a typical household life and enjoys spending time with her best friend Sue Knight. To the chagrin of Vicki and Cheryl, the two major girls in the gang, Debbie attends school and she and Sue have a plot to join the Greenhill Gang. She is a fun-loving, good-hearted person who, like every young woman, is looking for the ideal mate. Debbie is strongly loyal to her closest friend Sue.

She grows increasingly rebellious throughout the course of the episode as a result of falling in love with Gary Hennessey and joining the gang. She also starts to oppose her mother’s repeated attempts to make her follow the rules.

Debbie’s priorities shift as her friendship with Sue and her relationship with Gary begin to take priority over her dedication to her studies and the plans that her mother had laid out for her, which puts a strain on her family life.