However, Chelsea is just the latest celebrity to join the Ozempic conversation as the star of Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards recently set the record straight when people attributed her new looks to the weight-loss drug.
Kyle replied to a user below her January 5 Instagram picture of herself and her friends – including the former Real Housewife Teddy Mellencamp– Writing after a workout session, “I’m NOT on Ozempic.”
In a second comment, Kyle said, “Never have I been.”
Earlier this month, TikTok star Remi Bader spoke candidly about her experience in 2020 with Ozempic, which was prescribed to her because she was prediabetic and insulin resistant. The 27-year-old revealed that stopping the drug caused a cycle of “bad binging”.
“I saw a doctor and they said, ‘It’s 100 percent because you went on Ozempic,'” the influencer recalled during the Jan. 12 episode of the podcast, Not Skinny But Not Fat. “It made me think I hadn’t been hungry in so long. I lost some weight. I didn’t want to obsess over taking it long term I’ll be starving again.” I did and my binging got so much worse. So I sort of blamed Ozempic.
But despite the weight loss side effects, Draw’s desirability with the drug was the opposite.
“I gained twice as much weight after that,” she shared. “I once posted about it and spoke openly about my experience with it.”
If E! News asked for comment, a representative from pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said Ozempic was “not approved for chronic weight management.” The brand’s statement says it is intended to treat type 2 diabetes, improve blood sugar and reduce the risk of serious cardiovascular events in adults with the condition.