Star Jones admits to having Gastric-bypass Surgery...finally.

The Sarge

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Jul 24, 2005
NEW YORK - Star Jones Reynolds says in a new interview that her dramatic weight-loss was due to gastric-bypass surgery, and that she dodged questions about it for years because she was "scared of what people might think of me."

Reynolds, 45, says she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years. The former "View" co-host opens up about her weight loss and self-esteem issues in a story featured in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7.

"Everything about me was already so public (mostly my own doing — talk about dumb!), so of course everyone wanted to know what I had done," she writes. "I was also terrified someone would have a tragic result after emulating me without making an informed decision with her doctor."

"But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me," she continues. "I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure."

Keeping her decision private made her a hypocrite, she says, because she had been so outspoken about her firing from ABC's "The View" last year.

Reynolds, who weighed 307 pounds at her heaviest, says her "out-of-control behavior" began around her 40th birthday in 2002. Feeling lonely, she turned to food for comfort and gained 75 pounds over the course of 17 months. She had the procedure in August 2003.

"I used to look in the mirror and take pride in my figure, but that was when I was legitimately a full-figured woman," she says. "I'd gradually gone from full-figured to morbidly obese."

Reynolds opted for surgery after a friend expressed concern about her weight. It was a success, she says, though she found she was "still consumed with the same anger, shame and insecurity as before."

Her husband, banker Al Reynolds, encouraged her to begin psychological therapy in the summer of 2005. She learned, among other things, that she "couldn't control what others thought," she says. She began to heal by talking openly about her weight loss to strangers.

Creasy Bear

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Mar 10, 2006
In a porn tree
In other news, Pope Benedict XVI has revealed today through a Vatican spokesperson that he is indeed Catholic.

Sinn Fein

Infidel and White Interloper
Wackbag Staff
Aug 29, 2002
Florida's Nature Coast
She took some shots at people who had the surgery, and it turns out she's one of them.


How do I look, Denny?
Nov 22, 2004
i give her 2 years and she'll be a bigger blimp than she was before.


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Sep 9, 2005
Dallas, TX
now that she's not a morbidly obese black woman, can the media stop paying attention to her? Mmm-kay, cause this is some bullllll-shit


I have to return some videotapes!
May 11, 2007
Somerville, NJ
I like how the article says she was out of control then she gained 75 pounds to top out at 307lbs. That means before that the fatty pig fatty was still 232lbs! That's fucking hideous!!

If you're a chick, you'd have to be about 7' 6" before 232lbs became anywhere near an acceptable weight for you!