Star Jones Reynolds
opens up about her
gastric bypass


Did she or didn’t she? For years, the big question surrounding Star Jones Reynolds was whether or not The View vet had gotten gastric-bypass surgery to facilitate her 160-pound weight loss. Crediting a “medical intervention,” Star refused to give a straight answer to the press — until now. In the September issue of Glamour magazine, the Court TV star admits to having had gastric bypass in August 2003 and opens up about the shame that caused her silence. “The complete truth is, I was afraid of what people might think about me,” she reveals. “I was scared to be vulnerable and ashamed at not being able to get myself under control without this procedure.” Why the change of heart now? Star says opening up has helped her immensely. “True freedom and healing started to come when I began talking about my surgery.”