Jackie Goldschneider Suggests Some Real Housewives Use Ozempic

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Kyle Richards might not be on Ozempic, but, according to Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jackie Goldschneider, some other Housewives definitely are.

“I can talk about Ozempic all day. It gets me fired up,” Goldschneider said this week, during an appearance on the “Page Six” podcast Virtual Reali-Tea, per People. The reality star clarified that, while she completely supports people with type 2 diabetes or other health conditions taking Ozempic for treatment — as is its FDA-approved use — seeing the drug become a popular weight-loss trend in Hollywood has “horrified” her. It has also impacted her own recovery from anorexia and disordered eating. “I wanted to come back into a world where everyone around me was eating and loving food and enjoying life,” she said. “I wanted to come back to that and I didn’t because a lot of people in the Housewives world are on Ozempic.” She continued, “It was tough for me to come back and suddenly no one’s eating when we go out to dinner.”

Though Goldschneider did not identify who in her Housewives network was taking Ozempic to lose weight, she did say that she understood why they might feel the need to take such a drastic, and potentially unhealthy, measure. “It’s really sad that people feel that they have to, I hate that,” she said, adding that she was worried about the potential repercussions. “I’m not so much horrified by people wanting to lose weight — that has always been a universal thing — but I’m very very scared of what will happen if and when people have to go off this drug.” It’s been reported that stopping treatment can result in weight gain — something Goldschneider fears those taking Ozempic for weight loss might not be ready for. “It’s just going to be a massive number of people who gain a huge amount of weight and suddenly don’t know what to do with themselves,” she said. “I’m just afraid of that day.”

Goldschneider, who just announced an upcoming memoir about her eating disorder and recovery, The Weight of Beautiful, also expressed concern that the post-Ozempic side effects could, in turn, lead to more disordered eating. “There’s going to be a lot of people with eating disorders,” she speculated, adding, “You start dropping massive amounts of weight. That’s so addicting. That’s how I spiraled into anorexia. You get addicted to this new body and to the attention that comes with it.”

Last month, as reported by People, the Housewives star made a similar comment on social media, calling Ozempic “an eating disorder in a needle.” At the time, Real Housewives of Orange County star Tamra Judge agreed, commenting, “I can’t believe anyone would put this in their body for anything other than diabetes. It’s not a forever thing and when these girls stop they will go into depression or severe eating disorder!” Meanwhile, RHNJ star Margaret Josephs recently denied taking Ozempic, though she reportedly said that she was taking a different kind of semaglutide provided by her doctors.

Jackie Goldschneider Claims Some Real Housewives Use Ozempic