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Oprah Winfrey | Tori Spelling | Whoopi Goldberg | Source: Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey | Tori Spelling | Whoopi Goldberg | Source: Getty Images

10 Stars Who Confessed to Taking Ozempic, Weight Loss Medications: Oprah, Tori Spelling, & More

Taitirwa Sehliselwe Murape
Jun 27, 2024
09:32 A.M.

Discover the candid revelations from top celebrities about their experiences with weight loss medications like Ozempic. From personal triumphs to the challenges of societal expectations, these stars share their diverse journeys in managing health and body image.

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Oprah Winfrey at the 35th GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California on March 14, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Oprah Winfrey at the 35th GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California on March 14, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

In the high-stakes world of Hollywood, maintaining an ideal weight is a crucial aspect for many celebrities. Amid their bustling lives and the constant gaze of the public, some stars have resorted to medical aids to manage their weight.

Sharon Osbourne spotted out in London, England on January 18, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne spotted out in London, England on January 18, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

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A notable number of celebrities have openly confessed to using weight loss medications like Ozempic. Originally intended for Type-2 diabetes, these medications have been repurposed for weight management. Here’s a look at ten stars who have openly shared their experiences with such medications.

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Tori Spelling

In her revealing podcast episode "Mis-Step" on "misSpelling," Tori Spelling shares her experiences with weight loss drugs, particularly Mounjaro. Postpartum with her fifth child, she faced difficulty losing the baby weight that she had previously managed to shed.

Tori Spelling at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Hollywood, California on April 1, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Tori Spelling at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Hollywood, California on April 1, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

"I was lucky enough that with four of my babies, I lost the baby weight afterwards [...] After Beau, I was 160 and I couldn’t lose the weight and the doctor was like, ‘Well, it’s an age thing,’ [...] I had him naturally at 44 years old," Spelling shared.

Tori Spelling at the Audi premiere of "Moana" in Hollywood, California on November 14, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Tori Spelling at the Audi premiere of "Moana" in Hollywood, California on November 14, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

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She then explained that despite her attempts to lose weight through more conventional methods like exercising, "intermittent fasting," and healthy eating she could not lose weight, prompting a visit to her doctor. Having been at a stage where she was going into menopause, she had to "get hormones."

Tori Spelling at the  7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing in West Hollywood, California on December 2, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Tori Spelling at the 7th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop benefiting LA Family Housing in West Hollywood, California on December 2, 2017 | Source: Getty Images

Her struggle to lose weight after her last pregnancy came as a juxtaposition to having been always slender her whole life, something she credits to being blessed with good genes from her mom and dad.

Tori, Aaron and Candy Spelling at the 15th Carousel Of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California in 2002. | Source: Getty Images

Tori, Aaron and Candy Spelling at the 15th Carousel Of Hope Ball in Beverly Hills, California in 2002. | Source: Getty Images

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Oprah Winfrey

Last year, Oprah Winfrey shared her insights on integrating weight-loss medication into her health regimen as a form of maintenance to prevent weight fluctuations.

Oprah Winfrey posing for a picture, posted on February 25, 2024 | Source: Instagram/oprah

Oprah Winfrey posing for a picture, posted on February 25, 2024 | Source: Instagram/oprah

After understanding the scientific basis of the medication, Winfrey consulted with her doctor and started using the prescribed treatment. She described her feelings about the availability of such medication as a form of physical and psychological liberation.

Oprah Winfrey posing for a picture, posted on February 25, 2024 | Source: Instagram/oprah

Oprah Winfrey posing for a picture, posted on February 25, 2024 | Source: Instagram/oprah

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"The fact that there's a medically approved prescription for managing weight and staying healthier, in my lifetime, feels like relief, like redemption, like a gift," Winfrey stated. She also stressed the importance of overcoming societal judgments and personal shame associated with weight management.

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Whoopi Goldberg

During a segment on Winfrey's weight revelations on "The View," Whoopi Goldberg openly discussed her use of the weight loss medication Mounjaro.

Whoopi Goldberg on an episode of "The View" on March 29, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Whoopi Goldberg on an episode of "The View" on March 29, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

She divulged how she had previously almost weighed 300 pounds when she was filming her movie "Till." "I had taken all those steroids, I was on all this stuff and one of the things that’s helped me drop the weight is […] Mounjaro, that’s what I use,” the star disclosed.

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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer provided a very candid account of her encounter with Ozempic on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," last year. After calling out celebrities who have lied about how they lost weight, Schumer detailed the severe side effects she experienced using it.

Amy Schumer on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Amy Schumer on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2023. | Source: Getty Images

"So, like a year ago, I tried it, you know, it’s like, you know, you try it and I was one of the people that felt so sick and like couldn’t play with my son," Schumer explained.

Amy Schumer and her son, Gene David Fischer, spotted out in New York City on April 28, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

Amy Schumer and her son, Gene David Fischer, spotted out in New York City on April 28, 2021 | Source: Getty Images

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She further elaborated on the drastic physical changes, stating, "I was so skinny and I was just like [...] ‘Ok, this isn’t liveable for me,’ but I immediately invested because I’m like, ‘Everyone and their mom is gonna try it.’”

Amy Schumer spotted filming "Life & Beth" in New York City on  March 24, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Amy Schumer spotted filming "Life & Beth" in New York City on March 24, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne

Being the open book she is, Sharon Osbourne has openly discussed her use of Ozempic, which she started after struggling with weight management post-menopause.

Sharon Osbourne spotted arriving at the Rolling Stone UK Awards in London, England on November 23, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne spotted arriving at the Rolling Stone UK Awards in London, England on November 23, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

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Not only did she achieve significant weight loss, but she also shared a stark warning about the potential for dependency on such easy solutions for weight loss.

Sharon Osbourne during the NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills in Inglewood, California on September 8, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne during the NFL game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills in Inglewood, California on September 8, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

"I started on Ozempic last December and I’ve been off it for a while now, but my warning is don’t give it to teenagers, it’s just too easy," Osbourne cautioned.

Sharon Osbourne on "The Five" in New York City on September 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne on "The Five" in New York City on September 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

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She continued: "I couldn’t stop losing weight and now I’ve lost 42lb and I can’t afford to lose any more." Osbourne then described herself as someone who "never really cared" about what people have had to say about the way she looks.

Sharon Osbourne at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

She admitted to spending a lot of money on procedures that would make her look attractive. "I was never a beauty. I was never blessed that way," added the former "The X Factor" judge.

Sharon Osbourne at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne at Elton John AIDS Foundation's 30th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party in West Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

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Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson has also been outspoken about her journey with weight loss. Like Winfrey, she admitted to using Ozempic as a maintenance tool after her initial success with lifestyle changes.

Rebel Wilson on an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on April 2, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Rebel Wilson on an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on April 2, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

In a detailed discussion, Wilson highlighted the importance of addressing emotional health alongside physical health, particularly when dealing with weight issues.

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She spoke about the psychological benefits of the medication in managing cravings and maintaining weight loss but also emphasized the necessity of a balanced approach to diet and exercise.

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"Someone like me could have a bottomless appetite for sweets. So I think those drugs can be good," Wilson noted. The actress, who previously lost 80 lbs following a "year of health" in 2020, has been open about the triggers that led her to seek medical help for weight management.

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"Basically no one apart from my mom wanted me to lose weight," she revealed, highlighting the pressures from her career to maintain her "fat funny character."

Rebel Wilson at the world premiere of "Bridesmaids" in Westwood, California on April 28, 2011 | Source: Getty Images

Rebel Wilson at the world premiere of "Bridesmaids" in Westwood, California on April 28, 2011 | Source: Getty Images

However, her resolve to live healthier was reinforced by a fertility doctor's advice, which prompted her to change her lifestyle significantly.

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Tracy Morgan

On an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Tracy Morgan revealed that he too hopped aboard the Ozempic train. When Fallon complimented his appearance, Morgan credited his weight loss to using Ozempic. "Well, that’s Ozempic. Yeah, but I’ve learned to [...] out-eat Ozempic, I gained 40 pounds," he quipped.

Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Fallon on an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on March 19, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

Tracy Morgan and Jimmy Fallon on an episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on March 19, 2024 | Source: Getty Images

"The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City's" Heather Gay

Heather Gay from "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" shared her experiences with Ozempic in an exclusive interview with a media outlet. In contrast with others though, Gay said she did not see dramatic results.

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However, she also expressed how she appreciated the subtle improvements it did facilitate. "I've been on it for a long time, but hadn't really seen much results [...] But enough for people to notice, which is great,” Gay mentioned.

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The reality star went on to reveal a disheartening aspect of her weight loss journey—how people's attitudes toward her changed as she began to lose weight, albeit slightly.

Heather Gay on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Heather Gay on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2023. | Source: Getty Images

"You lose five pounds, people are nicer to you. I don't know why. It's just the way the world works and that makes me sad for women. But happy that I'm down five" she said.

Heather Gay during day 3 of BravoCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 5, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Heather Gay during day 3 of BravoCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 5, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

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As a mother of three daughters, Gay also detailed how she advocates for personal empowerment through aesthetic choices for so long as it is based on the individual's informed consent.

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County's" Emily Simpson

"The Real Housewives of Orange County" star Emily Simpson discussed her proactive approach to tackling her weight issues with Ozempic on SiriusXM.

Emily Simpson at the DIRECTV Celebrates Christmas At Kathy's event in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Emily Simpson at the DIRECTV Celebrates Christmas At Kathy's event in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

After a comprehensive health evaluation revealed several concerns, Simpson decided to use Ozempic—upon suggestion from her doctor—as a means to regain control over her health.

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"I did a full blood panel [...] my cholesterol was high, I have zero testosterone, I was pre-diabetic, so she actually said, 'Why don’t you do a Semaglutide?' which is Ozempic, so I did, I did that in December," Simpson recounted.

Emily Simpson at "Sexxy The Show by Jennifer Romas" in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 8, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Emily Simpson at "Sexxy The Show by Jennifer Romas" in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 8, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Her journey with Ozempic began after a poignant moment during the show's production. "I remember our producer [...] sent me a picture of myself on the green screen, and I remember thinking, ‘Who is that?’" Simpson asserted.

Emily Simpson on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Emily Simpson on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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She went on to say, "It really depressed me. I knew that I had gained weight. I didn’t like the way I looked." This moment of self-realization prompted her to seek medical help, leading to her decision to start Ozempic.

Emily Simpson on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Emily Simpson on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

"That was a great kickstart for me. I’m just gonna say that, for me, it worked amazing, because [..] all the bad habits that I had, where I was just kind of grazing, not really paying attention to what I was eating, eating late at night [...] all that stuff just kind of went away," Simpson then elaborated.

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However, she noted challenges with its use. "I didn’t like the way it made me feel lethargic and it made me just not have a lot of energy which was hard with three little kids," Simpson admitted.

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While she did not lose a significant amount of weight—only about 5 to 7 pounds—the medication helped her feel full and refreshed her approach to eating and self-care.

Emily Simpson at BravoCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 4, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Emily Simpson at BravoCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 4, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

"Shahs of Sunset's" Golnesa Gharachedaghi

Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi from "Shahs of Sunset" offered an in-depth look at her weight loss journey on Instagram. She, like others, used Semaglutide shots to achieve significant weight loss.

Golnesa Gharachedaghi posing for season 8 of "Shahs of Sunset" in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Golnesa Gharachedaghi posing for season 8 of "Shahs of Sunset" in 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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"When I started Semaglutide shots, I was 138 lbs. Now, I’m about 110 lbs," Gharachedaghi expressed while answering questions from fans and giving them updates.

Golnesa Gharachedaghi during BravoCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 5, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Golnesa Gharachedaghi during BravoCon in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 5, 2023 | Source: Getty Images

Gharachedaghi also discussed the adjustments she had to make to her dosage to manage rapid weight loss responsibly. "As you can see, I've lost a little more weight than I was anticipating to lose [...] I got on the scale and I saw 111 lbs. That’s when I knew, it’s time to cut back," she confessed.

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"Now, I’m just on maintenance. Will I come off of it? Maybe. Will I gain it all back? Maybe. But for now, I’m enjoying the way I look. I’m enjoying what it’s doing for me," she divulged.

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She also addressed the concerns related to Ozempic side effects involving skin sagging. "Anytime anybody loses a lot of weight really fast, the skin just kinda droops down a little. It’s a fact. For some people it’s worse, some people it’s not. As you can see, it did not affect my face," Gharachedaghi reassured her followers.

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Additionally, she clarified that her intention in making the video was not to pressure people to be "skinny," but merely to help those who do want to lose weight.

These stories from celebrities about their use of weight loss medications show different personal journeys. Each one shares their unique experiences with managing weight, highlighting the ups and downs they face while in the public eye.

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