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    Star Jones Reynolds says in a new interview that her dramatic weight-loss was due to gastric-bypass surgery, and that she dodged questions about it for years because she was "scared of what people might think of me."

    Reynolds, 45, says she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years. The former "View" co-host opens up about her weight loss and self-esteem issues in a story featured in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7.

    "Everything about me was already so public (mostly my own doing, talk about dumb!), so of course everyone wanted to know what I had done," she writes. "I was also terrified someone would have a tragic result after emulating me without making an informed decision with her doctor."

    "But the complete truth is, I was scared of what people might think of me," she continues. "I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure."

    Keeping her decision private made her a hypocrite, she says, because she had been so outspoken about her firing from ABC's "The View" last year.

    Reynolds, who weighed 307 pounds at her heaviest, says her "out-of-control behavior" began around her 40th birthday in 2002. Feeling lonely, she turned to food for comfort and gained 75 pounds over the course of 17 months. She had the procedure in August 2003.

    "I used to look in the mirror and take pride in my figure, but that was when I was legitimately a full-figured woman," she says. "I'd gradually gone from full-figured to morbidly obese."

    Reynolds opted for surgery after a friend expressed concern about her weight. It was a success, she says, though she found she was "still consumed with the same anger, shame and insecurity as before."

    Her husband, banker Al Reynolds, encouraged her to begin psychological therapy in the summer of 2005. She learned, among other things, that she "couldn't control what others thought," she says. She began to heal by talking openly about her weight loss to strangers.

    Star Jones: I had gastric-bypass surgery - omg.

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    I'm shocked!

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    The only shocking thing is that she finally admitted it.
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    Whatever. She is still a fugly toad-face married to a gay man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    The only shocking thing is that she finally admitted it.

    Seriously.
    Did anyone actually think differently?
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    It's about bloody time.
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    Is anyone really surprised about this news? Desperate for attention Star?
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    So, how is this news?
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    Bravo for her finally getting the courage to admit it. It's so commonplace these days though I'm not sure anyone really needs to feel ashamed.

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    We know, Star, we know.

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    Now she just needs to finally admit that big Gay Al is indeed gay and her whole marriage is a farce. That will make bigger headlines.
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    Ok, all together now: NO SHIT STAR!

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    Why do these people insult our intelligence like this? Do they think that denying the totally fucking obvious is going to fool anyone? I don't like her as a person, but I admire the way she has transformed herself to be the best she can be (given some pretty crappy material) so good on her.
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    Good on her. She looks GREAT.

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    Yeah I think she's just saying it to get her name back in the news. We knew about Star's secret.
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