loading...

Oprah Winfrey shows off her slimmed-down frame at her godson’s wedding alongside BFF Gayle King – who looks V – Daily Mail

8 minutes, 17 seconds Read

Oprah Winfrey showcased her slimmer than ever figure in a clingy light pink gown at her godson William Bumpus Jr.’s wedding to Elise Smith on Sunday. 

In a new photo, shared on her best friend Gayle King‘s Instagram, the 70-year-old media mogul looked radiant as she smiled brightly at the camera, alongside her longtime pal, 69, and Bumpus Jr., in the backyard of her $50 million estate in Montecito, California.

All eyes were on the billionaire’s trim physique, months after she finally admitted to using weight loss drugs to shed more than 40lbs. 

Like Winfrey, King looked slender as she rocked an elegant blue dress with a  bow on her shoulder. 

Fans have recently been speculating that King has also turned to Ozempic or other weight loss medication, with one commenter noting: ‘I’m sure she said “I’ll have what Oprah’s having.”‘

However, King has not publicly addressed the rumors.

King, who became a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model at 69, last month, previously shared that she works out for an hour five to six days a week.

The journalist explained on her talk show, CBS Mornings, that her son and daughter-in-law’s nuptials were a private and intimate affair, ‘strictly for family.’ 

She noted, however, the newlyweds plan to have ‘a big dance party for their friends later on.’ 

About their Sunday nuptials at Winfrey’s home, King joked about how it’s ‘nice’ when their longtime family friend ‘lets [them] use her house.’ 

‘Oprah of course was there ’cause it was at Oprah’s house,’ she said, prompting laughter from her co-anchors. 

‘It’s always nice when she lets us use her house,’ she added.

The television personality also shared that her ‘favorite part’ of her wedding was when her son and his bride exchanged their touching vows.

‘They both wrote their own vows,’ she explained. ‘And at one point, Will said, ‘I know the man I am, but with you, I know the man I want to be.” 

All eyes were on the billionaire's trim physique, months after she finally admitted to using weight loss drugs to shed more than 40lbs

King explained on her talk show, CBS Mornings, that her son and daughter-in-law's nuptials were a private and intimate affair, 'strictly for family'

King added that his words ‘gave [her] goosebumps.’

‘I went, ‘Where did that line come from?”

About the newlywed couple, she gushed: ‘I have never seen a love like the two of them have. ‘You go to weddings and everybody is in love, but there was something about these two that I thought was very epic — it was next level.’

In May, Winfrey apologized for her role in promoting toxic diet culture and opened up about her regrets around discussing dieting and body image in a three hour WeightWatchers special

‘I have been a steadfast participant in this diet culture. Through my platforms, through the magazine, through the talk show for 25 years and online,’ she said.

The former daytime talk show host continued: ‘I’ve been a major contributor to it. I cannot tell you how many weight-loss shows and makeovers I have done, and they have been a staple since I’ve been working in television.’

In March, Oprah revealed she starved herself for ‘nearly five months’ on a liquid diet back in 1988 – before quickly regaining the weight after proclaiming victory on television.

Last month, Winfrey apologized for her role in promoting toxic diet culture (pictured in March 2024)

The TV host recounted her weight loss efforts on An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution – and how decades earlier she wheeled out 67 pounds of fat onto her talk show.

But just one day after she displayed her results on television, she started to put the weight back on.

‘In an effort to combat all the shame, I starved myself for nearly five months and then wheeled out that wagon of fat that the internet will never forget,’ she said.

‘After losing 67 pounds on [a] liquid diet, the next day, the very next day, I started to gain it back. Feeling the shame of fighting a losing battle with weight, is a story all too familiar.’

Oprah previously called the wheel moment a huge ‘mistake.’

‘Big, big, big, big, big, big, big mistake!’ she told Entertainment Tonight back in 2011. ‘When I look at that show, I think it was one of the biggest ego trips of my life.’

During Monday’s special, Oprah opened up about her battle with obesity and how food took over her life during her weight loss special – but viewers flocked online to slam her for ‘promoting’ the drugs. 

Speaking in An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution, the star fought back tears as she revealed how the drugs had meant she was no longer ‘constantly thinking about what the next meal is going to be’. 

Throughout her decades-long weight-loss journey, Oprah has never shied away from discussing her problems in public. Pictured: In 1992

She said ‘for 25 years, making fun of my weight was national sport’ and that over the years she had ‘lost some weight’ and ‘put back on some weight’ but since starting to take medication she had stopped ‘obsessing’ about food. 

Along with messages of support online, some viewers slammed Oprah, accusing her of ‘promoting big pharma and pushing Ozempic’ and criticizing her for taking the drugs after spending nine years promoting Weight Watchers

The show was released days after Oprah quit her Weight Watchers board role, citing a potential ‘conflict of interest’ with the show, which heavily featured weight loss drug brands. 

Her exit caused Weight Watchers shares to crash 20 percent.

Rumors that she was taking Ozempic started to circulate last year, until she admitted she had started taking an unnamed weight loss drug in December. 

She said in the special: ‘The number one thing I hope people come away with is knowing that [obesity] is a disease, and it’s in the brain.’ 

The special also features obesity medicine physician Dr. Jen Ashton, who was shown having a discussion with Oprah during the teaser. 

'I have been a steadfast participant in this diet culture. Through my platforms, through the magazine, through the talk show for 25 years and online,' the star said last month (seen December 2023)

Dr. Jen explained: ‘It is conclusively known that the conditions of overweight and obesity are complex, chronic disease states, not character flaws… so they should be managed accordingly. ‘ 

Oprah replied: ‘Oh, I love that so much, Dr. Jen. It’s a disease, not a character flaw.’ 

Last month, the TV mogul shared why she was stepping down from Weight Watchers, opening up about her reasons for quitting during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

She explained: ‘I decided that because this special was really important to me and I wanted to be able to talk about whatever I wanted to talk about, and Weight Watchers is now in the business of being a weight health company that also administers drug medications for weight. 

‘I did not want to have the appearance of any conflict of interest,’ said Oprah, who announced last month that she was not going to stand for re-election at the next Weight Watchers shareholder meeting in May.

‘So I resigned from the board and donated all of my shares to the National Museum of African American History and Culture,’ Oprah added.

‘So nobody can say, ”Oh, she’s doing that special, she’s making money, promoting”. No, you cannot say that,’ she said.

Oprah - who has credited her dramatic transformation to the drug - said: 'The number one thing I hope people come away with is knowing that [obesity] is a disease, and it's in the brain'

‘Did people at Weight Watchers cry when you left?,’ Jimmy asked. ‘They almost did,’ Oprah replied.

‘Yeah, I would imagine they wouldn’t be that happy about it,’ Jimmy said. ‘They almost did,’ Oprah said.

Oprah was on the talk show to promote the ABC program An Oprah Special: Shame, Blame and the Weight Loss Revolution.

In December, the TV mogul confessed to using the drug as a ‘tool’ to stop her yo-yoing weight issues. 

At the time, she told People: ‘I now use it as I feel I need it, as a tool to manage not yo-yoing’ – but did not name the drug that she uses.

‘The fact that there’s a medically approved prescription for managing weight and staying healthier, in my lifetime, feels like relief, like redemption, like a gift, and not something to hide behind and once again be ridiculed for.

‘I’m absolutely done with the shaming from other people and particularly myself’ and added she had actively recommended the weight loss aid to other people before deciding to take it herself.’

Last year she was dogged by rumors she was on Ozempic, the diabetes medicine that has become a Hollywood fad among those attempting to slim down (seen in 2019)

Over the decades of her superstardom, Oprah has been candid with her fans about the various steps she has taken to lose weight.

Last year she was dogged by rumors she was on Ozempic, the diabetes medicine that has become a Hollywood fad among those attempting to slim down.

As the speculation mounted, Oprah finally confessed that she had relented and started taking weight loss medication – after previously feeling that she had to rely on her own ‘willpower’ to achieve the figure she wanted.

‘It is a very personal topic for me,’ said Oprah in a press statement quoted by BET:  ‘and for the hundreds of millions of people impacted around the globe who have for years struggled with weight and obesity.’

When she underwent knee surgery in 2021, her physical rehabilitation helped her develop a number of healthy habits that helped her burn fat.

When she underwent knee surgery in 2021, her physical rehabilitation helped her develop a number of healthy habits that helped her burn fat (seen in 2018)

Oprah weighed 237lbs (107.5kg) at her heaviest, she has previously revealed. 

She said undergoing knee surgery in 2021 kickstarted a journey for her to improve her health and live a ‘more vital and vibrant life.’ 

The broadcast icon said she now eats her last meal at 4pm, drinks a gallon of water a day and uses Weight Watchers principles of counting points, along with regular hikes.

She added that her fitness and health routine are integral to maintaining her weight loss saying: ‘It’s everything. I know everybody thought I was on it, but I worked so damn hard. I know that if I’m not also working out and vigilant about all the other things, it doesn’t work for me.’

She said: ‘I had an awareness of [weight-loss] medications, but felt I had to prove I had the willpower to do it. I now no longer feel that way.’

In the documentary, Oprah will also interview people who have used popular weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, as well as professionals with experience in the field. 

This post was originally published on this site

Similar Posts