“The Real Housewives of Dubai” Star Caroline Stanbury Says She Used Ozempic to Lose Weight During 'Midlife Crisis'

The 48-year-old opened up about her weight loss on her podcast last week

<p>Greg Doherty/Bravo via Getty Images</p> Caroline Stanbury

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Caroline Stanbury

Caroline Stanbury is speaking out about her use of Ozempic.

The Real Housewives of Dubai star, 48, said in a recent episode of her podcast Uncut & Uncensored with Caroline Stanbury, that she used Ozempic to lose weight during a “midlife crisis” she experienced at 45.

In a video posted from the episode on Instagram, Stanbury said, “After 40, we all know, it’s very, very hard to lose weight. But I met so many 40-year-old women going, ‘How have you done it?’ And I don’t want to lie to you … I used Ozempic, which I think is one of the best tools if you’re able to use it.”

“What did Kate Moss say? ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.’ There’s something to be said for that,” added Stanbury.

Related: Caroline Stanbury and Husband Sergio Carrallo Document Her Painful Facelift Recovery: 'It Was Very Hard'

Ozempic is a type 2 diabetes prescription drug used popularly for weight loss in Hollywood. The medication is a brand name for semaglutide, found also in the clinical obesity drug Wegovy, which is a GLP-1 receptor that helps reduce appetite.

Speaking about their nutrition balance outside of these aids, Stanbury’s husband Sergio Carrallo explained on the podcast, “We try to maintain the balance … if we have a big dinner we try to just fast a little bit until breakfast.”

He then told Standbury, “From a professional background in sports, I think you’ve found your balance now.”

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Stanbury's detailing of her Ozempic usage comes after she documented her painful recovery from a facelift last year on social media.

The Real Housewives star shocked fans as she appeared bruised around her eyes with a swollen face and bandages wrapped around her head in clips posted by Carrallo on Instagram as she returned home from her facelift surgery in November 2023.

Carrallo said it was “one of the hardest moments of my life” in the footage as his wife was seen barely able to move at home and resting in bed following the surgery.

“Seeing the person that you love with all your heart suffering and in pain how she was …it was very hard,” he wrote on Instagram. “As a husband, I will always support her and be here for her and as much as I was against it, she really wanted to do it. So, I was there for her, supporting and helping her day to day."

Stanbury appears on season 2 of RHOD, which premieres Sunday, June 2 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo. Season 1 can be streamed in full on Peacock.

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