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It's Official: Star Jones Had Gastric Bypass

It's Official: Star Jones Had Gastric Bypass

Star Jones Reynolds miraculously lost upwards of 160 pounds over three years. While media speculation went wild over whether or not she had gastric bypass surgery, Star claimed she only had a "medical intervention," but she never admitted to the surgery.

Now, in the September issue of Glamour, she's admitting that, yes, she actually did have gastric bypass surgery. She fully admits to being afraid of what others would think of her. On one hand it's her life, and I wish the media would've just left her alone in the first place. On the other hand, I almost feel it is socially irresponsible for her to keep it a secret because of all the women out there who may use her as a role model and weight loss. It's almost the same as looking at those photoshopped images in magazines, and not realizing they are photoshopped.

I am on the fence about this one. I am however thrilled for Star. She looks phenomenal, and I do hope that she can be a positive role model for those considering surgery -- Read her whole story online at I'm curious what you guys think about it, so share you opinions in the comments section below.

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megafie megafie 9 years
I think she looks just as bad now
vaportrailed vaportrailed 9 years
I liked when she looked like a giant infant and still needed a diaper change better
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
My co-workers and I were talking about this the other day. I'm sure she was just ashamed of admitting it; she probably didn't want to say that she took the "easy" way out.
idawson idawson 9 years
What a MAJOR shocka!
pinkdaisies pinkdaisies 9 years
Why did she keep it a secret? I dont get it! Lots of people keep g.b and other weight surgeries a secret.. But why? As for Muppet, I have a friend who had g.b and she has a bobblehead too! Hm..
outofhere outofhere 9 years
I can't stand her. I agree Marci, it pretty much sums up what kind of a person she is. I don't trust anything that comes out of her mouth.
Marci Marci 9 years
Shame on her for not admitting to this right away. She put herself up there as an example to other people that if she can do it, so can they. Yet it turns out she didn't do it at all. She had the surgery. And this oversight in her diet discussions pretty much sums up Star Jones, in my estimation. What a stupid thing to lie about over and over.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
I pretty much thought she had surgery all along...she lost so much weight so quickly and would only push how much excersice she did....
Daddisgrl Daddisgrl 9 years
I have to agree with Star. Announcing her surgery back then wouuldn't be a great idea. People would run out without thinking to have it done since she was successful. Having this surgery is very risky. I know someone that's lost 2 years of her life due to a botched surgery. She's now recovering from surgery 3 or 5 to correct the mess up and almost lost her life a few times until a doctor (she saw many) would agree to go in blind and see what actually went wrong. He found her parts were hooked up wrong, lost parts of intestine due to loss of blood flow and may now lose her belly-button. She's very lucky to be alive right now.
missmaddie missmaddie 9 years
She admitted this on Larry King already, several years ago. Old news. She just didn't say the words "I had gastric bypass." She said "medical intervention," and when Larry asked her if she meant surgery, she said "I don't know what else 'medical intervention' could mean."
MamaD MamaD 9 years
I think she really wanted everyone to believe it WASN'T gastric bypass!!!!! Her dress size may have changed but she is and always will be a BIG FAT LIAR!!!!!! I don't think she has any credibility left at all. The first time Rosie O'Donnell called her out on it she should have owned up.....that was long after she knew the procedure had worked!!!!
jhuck jhuck 9 years
She's probably just looking for a reason to be back on tv and blogs because she's been out of the limelight for a while. I think everyone knew that she had this done. I never thought there was any way with her schedule that she could have done this with diet and exercise.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
Duh! Why is this news?
girlboy girlboy 9 years
flowerpotpot flowerpotpot 9 years
I don't get why she would think people will think less of her just because she had that surgery done. What's wrong with it? It's taking care of yourself. It's not like she had a boob job or anything.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
it was so obvious, and i think it was irresponsible of her to let everyone think that she had suddenly slimmed down A LOT in a short period of time just through diet, exercise, and prayter. she wasn't fooling anyone, it wasn't as if it was gradual or anything.
ChapstickAddict ChapstickAddict 9 years
Is this really a surprise? I had always assumed she had gotten gastric bypass surgery and was just lying about it. From my own experience, you can't lose the amount of weight she did as quickly as she did by just diet and exercise. I'm betting she also had some cosmetic procedures to get rid of the leftover loose skin, too, since she looks pretty toned in the after picture - especially in her upper arms.
demonkitty18 demonkitty18 9 years
I'm not surprised- how else would she have such a dramatic weight loss? and I don't think she looks amazing now, it's her personal choice of her weight loss method though
zoomusicgirl zoomusicgirl 9 years
man...tell me something i didn't know already!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 9 years
What is so wrong by saying you had the surgery? I would rather come out and say "I had to do it for my medical health" rather than let people talk about if I had it or not - then come out with the truth years later. I never liked her anyways.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
I never like her morbidly obese Jessica Rabbit self anyway. And I don't like the slimmed down, toned down version much either. Yeesh.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
I think if you are going to make the decision to have the surgury you better be prepared to be vocal about it because it's going to be pretty obvious the pounds are 'melting' off.
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 9 years
I still believe in survival of the fittest (without surgery)...
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
yeah, she does look kind of creepy, muppets
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