- Kelly Osbourne recently revealed she’s down 85 pounds and how she lost the weight.
- The reality show star opened up about going to therapy to “fix my head” and having gastric sleeve surgery.
- Kelly says the surgery “is the best thing I have ever done.”
Kelly Osbourne just rang in her 36thbirthday (HBD, Kelly!), and she showed off her recent 85-pound weight loss while celebrating.
Kelly kicked off her special day with a HollyGold Productions-sponsored birthday party at the Yamashiro Hollywood restaurant. There was a red carpet set up for the event (because why not?), and she wore a black cloth face mask that said “VOTE” on it in several colors. Kelly also rocked a form-fitting black cut-out dress, and she generally looked amazing.
Kelly didn’t post much about the party on Instagram, but she shared a few snaps from friends from the event on her Instagram Stories.
Worth noting: Kelly looks really, really happy.
Kelly shared this summer that she had lost 85 pounds, and she opened up about how she did it in on a podcast. Not only did she change her lifestyle in a meaningful way, but she had gastric sleeve surgery to nudge her in the right direction.
“I had surgery; I don’t give a f*** what anyone has to say,” Kelly said on the “Hollywood Raw” podcast, according to People. “I did it, I’m proud of it…. I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach. I got that almost two years ago. I will never ever ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done.”
Kelly says she also went to therapy for a year to tackle her emotional eating tendencies before going in for surgery. “The number one thing I had to do was get happy,” she said. “I had to fix my head before I could fix my body. You can never go into this if you’re not in a good mindset.”
She also adopted healthy eating and exercise habits. “The kind of surgery I had… if you don’t work out and you don’t eat right, you gain weight. All it does is move you in the right direction,” Kelly added. “It doesn’t solve all your problems. It’s not a quick fix.”
Kelly admitted that working on shows like Fashion Police, made her “resentful” of the entertainment industry once she lost the weight, since she felt “invisible” for so long beforehand. “This has been two years of me working on this. Figuring out if I wanted to be in this industry, figuring out if I was even capable of even losing this weight,” she said. “I did, and I figured out I wanted to keep going. I didn’t do this for anyone. It was a long process, and now I’m here and everybody is noticing.”
Last week, when Kelly shared the Instagram photo, Olivia TuTram Mai, a.k.a. TV personality Jeannie Mai’s mom, commented under Kelly’s post. “Oh my gosh, you lost a lot of weight 😘,” wrote Mai. Replying to her comment, Kelly admitted she’s actually down 85 pounds. “@themamamai that’s right mamma Mai I lost 85lbs since I last saw you. Can you believe it? Kaakakaka.”
Kelly also shared a photo of her holding up a size 26 clothing tag (about a size 2 in U.S. sizes), writing “Yes…I’m bragging because I worked hard and it feels good!!!”
This isn’t the first time Kelly’s publicly talked about her weight. After appearing on the Dancing With The Stars in 2009, Kelly dropped 40 pounds thanks to a combination of her dance rehearsals and switching to a plant-based diet. In 2012, she became vegan with help from her boyfriend at the time, who was also a vegan chef, according to the Daily Express.
She also once told Huffpost that her new diet slowly turned into more of a lifestyle change. “Once I learned how to work out right and eat right, it’s one of those things that you just have to commit to a life change rather than being on a diet. Because a diet doesn’t work. You lose weight and you stop it and it will all come back. So you just have to take baby steps, commit to something and stay true to it.”
Kelly started off 2020 with a plan to prioritize self-care. She wrote before the start of the new year. “I have come to the realization that I constantly put the needs of others before my own,” she wrote in an Instagram post, also celebrating 2.5 years of sobriety. “I allow myself to be put in situations that make me feel uncomfortable for fear of upsetting someone else. Not forgetting the amount of times I co-sign the bulls— of others.”