(MAINNEWS) – Kyle Richards has issued another Ozempic denial, calling rumors that she takes the diabetes-turned-weight-loss drug “frustrating.”
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star “cannot stand” the speculation, she told Extra on Wednesday.
“Sometimes I turn my cheek the other way and ignore it, but I work really hard and it really bothers me,” the Bravo personality, 54, explained. “I would like to be able to be an inspiration to people.
“So don’t think I took the easy way out,” she continued. “Follow what I’m doing and you’ll see changes.”
The reality star clarified that she slimmed down by working out “for two hours every day.”
Richards explained, “I really put a lot of effort into my diet and exercise and taking care of myself, so when people like to think I took the easy way out, it’s frustrating.”
The actress first clapped back at rumors last month, telling an Instagram hater that she has “never” tried Ozempic.
“This is not from plastic surgery,” she added in the January commnet. “I’m honest about what I do. But if giving plastic surgery the credit makes you feel better then pop off.”
The following week, the “Little House on the Prairie” alum elaborated on her fit figure on Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge’s “Two Ts in a Pod” podcast.
“After gaining weight during the summer … I said, ‘That is it. I’m not having any sugar, any carbs, any alcohol,’” Richards told listeners on Jan. 23.
Except for enjoying “a bit of birthday cake” now and again, the “Halloween” star has stuck to her diet.
Richards dismissed allegations of Ozempic use at the time, noting that she hasn’t used Mounjaro, a similar medication, nor “any of the shots.”
While Khloé Kardashian and other stars have denied losing weight with the drug, Chelsea Handler admitted to trying Ozempic without realizing during a “Call Her Daddy” interview.
“I’m not on it anymore,” the comedian said in January. “I’m an irresponsible drug user, but I’m not gonna take a diabetic drug.”
By Riley Cardoza