Kelly Osbourne, Who Underwent 85-Pound Weight Loss, Had ‘The Hardest Year’ Of Her Life

Dec 03, 2021 by apost team

Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon Osbourne, has been in the public eye for two decades now — ever since the family had their own reality TV show "The Osbournes," which premiered back in 2002. Kelly was only 17 years old when the series began, so in many ways, she had to grow up in the spotlight. It wasn't always easy since she experienced a lot of media criticism and scrutiny regarding her weight. She told Shape last year:

"I was called fat and ugly in the press almost my entire life. I understand that being judged by others comes with the territory, but it broke my heart and ruined my self-esteem." 

After years of battling with diets and exercise plans, she decided that 2020 was going to be the year to turn things around. She documented her transformation on social media and revealed she had lost an incredible 85 pounds. Kelly commented openly about how she felt during and after the process and has relished in the end result.

But despite having lost weight and feeling fantastic, Kelly, who had been four years sober, relapsed during lockdown earlier this year. She's spoken candidly about her sobriety journey and is now five months sober.

It's safe to say she's had a difficult last couple of years, but this week she opened up to her fans on Instagram and told them, "This last year has been the hardest year of my life" after she received a fat-shaming email from the publication National Enquirer. Her honesty is something that her fans have loved since day one, so it's unsurprising that she wanted to share her struggle.

Kelly Osbourne (2002), (Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect)

Kelly's weight loss journey began years ago, but a major change occurred when she had gastric sleeve surgery a couple of years ago, which she first revealed on the "Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn" podcast in 2020. She said:

"All it does is change the shape of your stomach. I got that almost two years ago. I will never ever ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done."

However, Kelly knows that weight loss is more than just a physical undertaking; it's a mental one, too. She's previously spoken about having to learn to love herself first. She once told Cosmopolitan Body:

"People think I lost weight and that's what made me happier. That's not true: I had to learn to love myself first. Losing weight was just one benefit of putting the hard work in and sorting myself out on the inside first through therapy."

Kelly reiterated this on the Hollywood Raw podcast. She said:

“The number one thing I had to do was get happy. I had to fix my head before I could fix my body. You can never go into this if you’re not in a good mindset.”

After she lost weight, Kelly even had guys from her past come and try their shot with her, but she wasn't having it. While on "The Talk" last year, she admitted she was "having fun" and that she even turned down seven guys in one day! She elaborated:

“You know what it was? It was all guys who I had shown interest in before, but had all made comments about — ‘She’s great, but she’s too fat’ or ‘She’s great, but’ — so it was all of those people that came back around. So I was like, no, no.”

Kelly Osbourne (2018), (SMXRF/Star Max/GC Images)

Although she's been doing incredibly well on her journey, Kelly relapsed with her drinking earlier this year in April. As reported by People, she told her fans:

"This is a little hard for me to talk about, but I've always promised you that I will always be honest with you about where I'm at and what's going on in my road to recovery. I relapsed. Not proud of it. But I am back on track."

At the time, she said she was sober that day and would continue to be sober from the following day. She also said that she would take it "one day at a time." Now five months sober, Kelly has continued on her journey of self-love and health. 

But just this week on Tuesday, she took to Instagram stories and shared how difficult this year has been for her. As reported by People, she said:

"This past year has been the hardest year of my life. I was compliantly (sic) and utterly broken. I am still putting myself back together again. I am happy. I am healthy and that's all that should matter."

The post came soon after she revealed that National Enquirer had emailed her with a claim that she'd gained a "tremendous" amount of weight. Kelly shared a screenshot of the email and told her fans, "This is what I deal with on a daily basis." She even told her followers to "feel free" to email the publication's editor-in-chief to "tell him what you think about them fat shaming me." 

Kelly Osbourne (2020), (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for EJAF)

Have you followed Kelly Osbourne's journey over the years? What do you think about her revelation that 2021 has been the hardest year of her life? Let us know, then pass this on so others can read about it too.

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