Kelly Osbourne has shut down claims she had cosmetic facial surgery, insisting her change in face was simply due to her weight loss – while her mother Sharon Osbourne brushed off her own criticisms which accused him of cheating by losing weight with the drug Ozempic.
Loving new mother Kelly, 38, who welcomed baby boy Sidney with partner Sid Wilson nine months ago, proudly underwent a gastric sleeve in 2018, which she hailed as one of her ‘best decisions “.
However, since undergoing the medical procedure, she has been faced with a host of questions about her striking jaw line.
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com ahead of the long-awaited return of the Osbournes podcast on September 12 after a long five-year hiatus, Kelly shut down speculation that she had changed her face – while expressing a desire for people to be less critical.
Kelly Osbourne told DailyMail.com that critics were “trying to figure out” whether she had had facial surgery.
The new mum said she only took Botox and her face was just due to the weight loss. Photographed in 2003 (left) and photographed in 2023 (right)
Both Kelly and Sharon believe people should do what makes them happy when it comes to surgery and weight loss.
“I’ve never had a procedure like plastic surgery,” she said. “There are things I really want to do when I’m older, but I’m too scared, aren’t I?
“Oh, she’s a coward!” mum Sharon, 70, interrupted. “A wimp!”
“I took Botox, that’s all,” Kelly continued. “It’s weird, because now that I’ve lost weight, everyone criticizes and tries to figure out what I did, and in reality, I just lost weight. It’s just the form of my face !
“And everyone knows I had weight loss surgery and it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.” But there’s a whole thing about it: “Well, you didn’t do it the right way.” There is no right way.
“The path to happiness is different for everyone, and I think that instead of separating the journey, they should just be happy that you reached your destination.”
Sharon is also ignoring naysayers who criticized her decision to use Ozempic to help her lose weight, pleading that it shouldn’t be seen as “cheating” and that “people should relax.”
Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, is a slimming vaccine for patients with type 2 diabetes.
It lowers their blood sugar and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in those who also have heart disease.
The reality star revealed in August last year that she had undergone gastric sleeve surgery (pictured left in 2003)
Sharon insists using Ozempic for weight loss shouldn’t be seen as ‘cheating’
Sharon lost 30 pounds through weight loss programs; photo on the left in 2018 and on the right in June
Sharon, beloved TalkTV presenter and former X Factor judge, lost over 30 pounds using the drug over a four month period.
“People think that’s a way to cheat, because you don’t train three hours a day, or you don’t have a shiny new coach, so you cheat,” she said. “It’s not cheating.
“It’s just something you choose to lose weight. So what’s the problem ? I don’t understand.
“It’s like people who have a cosmetic procedure and then say, ‘No, it’s a new cream’ or ‘I sleep with a silk pillow now.’ Just own it.
“It’s your path in life, if you want to do it, do it. Good luck to you. If it makes you happy, great.
Shedding light on her experience using the treatment, Sharon revealed that she was incredibly nauseous.
“I always felt like throwing up for three weeks and then boom, it just changed,” she shared.
She also made it clear that she does not support young people taking weight-loss drugs, stressing that it is “not intended for teenagers at all” and would be “dangerous in the hands of children”.
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“You really have to be an adult to do that and understand what you’re doing to yourself,” she added.
Sharon and Kelly are gearing up for the return of their podcast, which will see them join Ozzy and Jack Osbourne, plus a host of celebrity guests, for a bumper 20-episode season.
“We’re not holding anything back,” Kelly teased. “I talk about my journey through treatment and how I got back into treatment two years ago, as well as my mental health.
“There’s such a stigma around mental health and there’s not enough positive talk about it, I don’t think.”
“We are not screened,” Sharon added. It is what it is, and you know, it’s real life.
“We have fun together,” beamed Kelly. “And it’s funny how the topics of conversation always end up in the same place, in the gutter!”