Star Jones Reynolds skirted questions about her dramatic weight loss for years, saying only that she had undergone a medical intervention. That intervention, it turns out, was gastric bypass surgery.
Reynolds, 45, says she was "intentionally evasive" when people asked how she'd dropped 160 pounds in three years. She writes about her weight loss in a first-person essay in the September issue of Glamour magazine, on newsstands Aug. 7. There were a number of reasons for keeping it quiet, she says, including a fear "of what people might think of me. I was afraid to be vulnerable, and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure."