However, Chelsea is just the latest celebrity to weigh in on the Ozempic conversation, as Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards recently set the record straight when people attributed her new look to the weight-loss drug.
Kyle responded to a user under her Jan. 5 her Instagram picture of herself and her girlfriends —including former Real Housewife Teddi Mellencamp—after a workout session, writing, “I am NOT on ozempic.”
In a second comment Kyle said, “Never have been.”
Earlier this month, TikTok star Remi Bader got candid about her experience with Ozempic in 2020, which she was prescribed due to being pre-diabetic and insulin-resistant. The 27-year-old revealed that going off the drug caused cycle of “bad binging.”
“I saw a doctor, and they were like, ‘It’s 100 percent because you went on Ozempic,'” the influencer recalled during the Jan. 12 episode of Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. “It was making me think I wasn’t hungry for so long. I lost some weight. I didn’t want to be obsessed with being on it long term. I was like, ‘I bet the second I got off I’m going to get starving again.’ I did, and my binging got so much worse. So then I kind of blamed Ozempic.”
But despite its weight loss side effects, Remi’s expedience with the drug was the opposite.
“I gained double the weight back after,” she shared. “I posted about it one time and was open about my experience with it.”
When E! News reached out for comment, a rep for the pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said Ozempic is “not approved for chronic weight management.” The brand’s statement said it’s intended to treat type 2 diabetes, improve blood sugar and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events for adults with the condition.