REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne has clarified why she drastically lost weight over concerns about her thinning physique.
The Bravo star opened up about her dramatic weight loss on Monday’s episode of the podcast Two Ts in one capsule.
This comes after presenters Teddi Mellencamp and Tamra Judge shared their comments about her significantly thinner frame on an episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
During the August 1 episode, Erika revealed that she lost weight hormonally during menopause, despite rumors that she was taking the controversial diabetes drug Ozempic.
The “Real Housewives” star continued on the podcast, “I was going through menopause and I had a stretch and then I got help.”
She then explained how she went on hormone replacement therapy and made numerous lifestyle adjustments, which resulted in shedding the pounds.
“First of all, it gave me a chance to get rid of a whole lot of swelling. I stopped drinking and completely changed my diet,” revealed Erika.
“So it wasn’t like I lost weight through menopause.” No, I sought help through menopause and came down, and so should everyone else who’s going through the same thing. And I wanted my career back!”
Erika had been raising concerns about her thinner physique in recent months, making her almost unrecognizable to fans.
Earlier this month, the 52-year-old was photographed at a fashion event at the MCM flagship store in Beverly Hills, California, where she flaunted her body transformation.
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She showed off her smaller waist by donning a printed cropped tee and matching wide-leg pants.
The star completed the look with white heels and her platinum hair styled in two buns tied with black ribbons.
Erika appeared to be in a good mood, although fans were worried about her changed appearance for some time.
In May, the TV personality accentuated her shrinking frame in a baggy, oversized look while out and about in Beverly Hills.
She wore a tie-dye t-shirt, pale pink cargo pants, and fluffy slippers.
The talk of Erika’s weight followed a series of stressful events for the singer, who was embroiled in a legal scandal involving her ex-husband and former lawyer Tom Girardi, 83.
Tom was charged in February with embezzling millions of dollars in compensation money intended for families of victims of the Lion Air Flight 610 crash.
Erika was suspected of involvement in the scheme, although she was never charged with any criminal offences.
She and Tom split in November 2020 after over 20 years of marriage.
Since then, Erika has moved in with a new lover, whom she teased in the episode “Two Ts in a Pod.”
The actress revealed that she is dating a younger man but didn’t reveal much else because he reportedly prefers to keep their relationship private.