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09/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Deborah Gibson: My Boyfriend Helped Me Lose 17 Pounds

Deborah Gibson has a secret weapon in her battle to stay fit: her boyfriend.

For a year and a half, Gibson has been dating Rutledge Taylor, a medical doctor specializing in preventative medicine. To help Gibson keep in shape for her busy schedule, he developed a strict diet and exercise program. "I won't say it was easy," Gibson tells PEOPLE, "but it was really effective. He really came up with something that worked for me."

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