Erika Jayne, 52, again insists she has NOT used Ozempic adding she has ‘always been tiny’ and was only bigger for a while because she was ‘depressed’
Erika Jayne has again insisted that she never used Ozempic to get thin.
‘My answer stands then and it stands now,’ she said to Extra on Monday, which means she has not touched the weight loss drug.
And the 52-year-old Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star explained that she has always been slim.
‘I’ve always been tiny,’ said the star, who has been promoting her Las Vegas Show.
‘I got bigger during all of my depression and through everything else,’ she added.
Her depression came from her split from husband Tom Girardi and their massive financial scandal. Girardi, 84, faces 20 years in prison after he was indicted for fraud.
Round to thin: Erika Jayne has again insisted that she never used Ozempic to get thin. ‘My answer stands then and it stands now,’ she said to Extra on Monday, which means she has not touched the weight loss drug. And the 52-year-old Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star explained that she has always been slim. ‘I’ve always been tiny,’ said the star, who has been promoting her Las Vegas Show.
Now that she is done with Tom and working more than ever, the weight fell off, she explained.
‘There’s nothing like putting on a show and a little bit of stress… to get you right back into shape,’ she said of her Sin City show.
This month she kicked off her Las Vegas residency show Bet It All on Blonde which is at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay through December 16
She also talked her struggle.
‘The last three years… have been really tough, and I pulled it together and here it is. I made lemonade out of lemons, man.’
Erika shared, ‘You have to look at struggles as either one of two things: you’re either going to meet it or you’re going to run away from it. And I chose to meet it head-on and walk through that fire, and it led me here.’
She added her show is about ‘fantasy, love, escape, glitz, glamour, and fun. Nothing more.’
‘Last night was about a rebuild, a rebirth, and a return, truly, to the stage on my own terms,’ she said. ‘This is my show. It’s on my shoulders. It feels good. It’s heavy, but it feels good.’
And she dished on the next season of RHOBH.
‘Kyle, of course, has this chef that cooks with THC… so I was feeling really great and then fights broke out and I was just so clueless…
‘Like, ‘What are you talking about? You’re ruining my buzz.’ I went home and slept like a baby…
‘What are you talking about, you are mad at me from four years ago? Do you have any idea what I have been through?… who cares?’
On stage: Jayne performs during the grand opening of her Las Vegas residency, Bet It All On Blonde, at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 25
In early August Erika said during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that menopause caused her to lose weight.
The reality star appeared slimmed down while appearing on the Bravo talk show wearing a black tank top, matching pants and tall boots.
‘Looking like a whisper of herself,’ host Andy, 55, said while introducing the cast member of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills.
Andy later told Erika that she looked great and asked about her weight loss.
‘Yeah, I lost weight,’ Erika said.
‘Here’s what. Let me just start off by saying, you know, I want to make sure that I don’t trigger anybody because we have this conversation in Beverly Hills and we have a cast member with an eating disorder,’ Erika said referencing Crystal Kung Minkoff, 40, who has openly shared her struggles with bulimia nervosa and body dysmorphia.
Weight loss: Jayne acknowledged her obvious weight loss and credited it to her ‘menopause’ on Tuesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
Slimmed down: The 52-year-old reality star showed her slimmed down look earlier on Thursday in New York City (left). She is pictured right in 2021
‘But, yes, I did come down in weight and I did it hormonally,’ Erika said.
‘Not Ozempic-ally?,’ Andy asked referencing the drug Ozempic that is being used for weight loss.
‘I was going through menopause,’ Erika said. ‘So, I took it all down.’
‘Who loses weight in menopause?,’ cracked fellow guest comedian Jackie Hoffman, 62.
‘Me, I went to the doctor and I said get it off. Me,’ Erika said.
The US National Institute on Aging in its explanation of menopause notes that it affects each woman uniquely.
‘The body begins to use energy differently, fat cells change, and women may gain weight more easily,’ the NIA said on its website.
Not Ozempic-ally: ‘But, yes, I did come down in weight and I did it hormonally,’ Erika said of her weight loss
The host: ‘Looking like a whisper of herself,’ host Andy Cohen, 55, said while introducing the cast member of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills
Erika was on the Bravo talk show promoting her upcoming Las Vegas residency ‘Bet It All On Blonde’ that begins on August 25 at the House Of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
The 90-minute weekend shows will include old tracks, new music, and ‘clever’ covers, Erika said.
Erika said she was adding additional shows for BravoCon weekend in Las Vegas in early November.
The reality star admitted that she was nervous about the residency that starts in three weeks.
‘Yes, I am [nervous] and I should be. It is a lot of work, it’s a great opportunity and good show,’ Erika said.
Changing face: Erika is seen left on WWHL and right at the RHOBH reunion in 2021
Ozempic has been a hot topic in Hollywood with stars either admitting using the diabetes drug for weight loss or staunchly denying it.
Semaglutide, is sold under the brand names Ozempic and Rybelsus as an antidiabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and under the brand name Wegovy as an anti-obesity medication for long-term weight management.
The drugs act like a hormone in the brain that causes people to feel less hungry and slow the clearing of food from the stomach, which spurs weight loss.
Erika’s castmate on RHOBH Kyle Richards, 54, back in February slammed online speculation that she was secretly using Ozempic to lose weight.
Speaking to DailyMail.com about the ongoing rumors about her weight-loss, Kyle admitted that she found it frustrating to see her hard work dismissed as the result a ‘cheat drug’.
‘When people try to blame my appearance on surgery or Ozempic, which would be completely irresponsible to use when diabetics can’t get their hands on it, it’s really frustrating to me,’ Kyle explained.
Working it: Kyle Richards of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, shown earlier this year on Instagram, has denied using Ozempic
‘It bothers me. I’d rather just inspire people with what I’m doing so they can try the same things I’ve been doing and see what happens to them.’
Kyle also denied using Ozempic in January during an appearance on Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge’s show Two Ts In A Pod.
‘A lot of people think I’ve been taking Ozempic. To clarify I’ve never taken Ozempic,’ Kyle said referencing the diabetes drug.
Kyle at the time also noted that she wasn’t using Mounjaro either, a similar diabetes medication being used for weight loss, or ‘any of the shots’ such as Wegovy or Saxenda.
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