And although Oprah didn’t speak to whether or not she has tried the medication, other public figures have. In fact, back in January, TikToker Remi Bader shared her experience with Ozempic in 2020, after she was prescribed due to being pre-diabetic and insulin-resistant.
“It was brand new, just got FDA approved, no one knew about it and I was so scared,” she recalled on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. “They said I need this. And I had a lot of mixed feelings.”
But a few months later, Remi decide to stop the drug, which she said caused a cycle of “bad binging.”
“I saw a doctor, and they were like, ‘It’s 100 percent because you went on Ozempic,'” the 28-year-old continued. “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.”
Meanwhile other familiar faces have denied the use of Ozempic, crediting their slimmer physiques to diet and exercise. In fact, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards clarified she hadn’t taken the drug, writing beneath a January Instagram shot of herself and friends post-workout, “I am NOT on ozempic.”
At the time, when E! News reached out for comment, a rep for 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.
But Oprah and Remi aren’t the only celebrities to openly talk about the drug. To hear all the stars that have weighed in, keep scrolling…