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 replied to a user under her January 5 Instagram photo of herself and her girlfriends, including the former Real Housewife Teddy Mellencamp– after a workout, writing “I’m NOT on ozempic”.
In a second comment, Kyle said, “I’ve never been there.”
Earlier this month, the TikTok star Remi Bader was candid about her experience with Ozempic in 2020, which she was prescribed due to her pre-diabetes and insulin resistance. The 27-year-old revealed quitting the drug caused a cycle of ‘misuse’.
“I saw a doctor, and they were like, ‘It’s 100% because you went on Ozempic,'” the influencer recalled on the January 12 episode of Not skinny but not fat podcast. “It made me think I hadn’t been hungry for so long. I lost weight. I didn’t want to obsess over being on it long term. I was like, ‘I bet the second I came down, I’m gonna starve again. I did, and my bulimia got so bad. So I kind of blamed Ozempic.
But despite its weight loss side effects, Remi’s opportunism with the drug was the opposite.
“I went back to double the weight afterwards,” she shared. “I posted about it once and was open about my experience.”
When E! News asked for comment, a rep for pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk said Ozempic was “not approved for chronic weight management.” The brand statement states that it is intended to treat type 2 diabetes, improve blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events for adults with the disease.