Adele's weight loss reminds Sharon Osbourne of the time when she was 100lbs heavier: 'Big women aren't happy'
The co-hosts of CBS' 'The Talk' sat down to chat about singer Adele's recent weight loss, which has taken the world by storm.
Adele recently shared her new svelte figure via social media and sparked conversations around health, fitness, and fatphobia.
'The Talk' co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood, Eve, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Marie Osmond took on the conversation on Tuesday, May 12, delving into whether the conversations around Adele's transformation were fair.
Osbourne stated that while she was not personally affected by other people's transformations, she could "totally understand with Adele."
"It was her time to lose weight, that's all, in her journey, in her life," stated the 67-year-old television personality, adding, "She must have felt, 'You know what, I'm going try to lose some weight.' For whatever reason, health, I'm sure, and you know what, she looks absolutely fantastic. I'm happy for her, and everyone should be happy for her, because it was her choice. She didn't do it for anybody else but herself and so everybody should be happy for her."
Osbourne herself was once a much larger person before she lost 100 pounds following a gastric band surgery in 1999. She had the band removed in 2006 and has maintained her weight since then.
"When I was 100 pounds overweight, I used to feel comfortable when I was with bigger women," Osbourne continued. "I must say that I felt like we had something in common. We never spoke about it, but there was this underlying connection that we had. I always felt that. But mine was a kind of shield. I loved it because every guy was my friend. I was never a threat to any woman. And I used to have the best time with guys, you know? 'Oh, bring Sharon along, she's good for a laugh...' that sort of thing. And I kept it as a shield."
Osmond also shared that her mother's weight loss had a significant impact on her, stating "When I started to give up on myself, I believed that it was genetic." She continued, "But having children be concerned with my health and having me around in their lives got me to lose my weight, my 50 pounds. It motivated me and I'm sure that that's what probably is happening to Adele. Like you said, Sharon, you get to a certain place in life, and she wants to be there for her son. And she seems — she's doing it in a healthy way. So I'm excited for her."
Underwood felt there was some validity to people's feelings of betrayal following Adele's weight loss, stating "I think there's something to be said about the voluptuous person who says they're confident, not just Adele, but if you look at other women who say I'm happy where I am, and then all of us who are voluptuous say yay! And then all the sudden you change or you evolve into something else, and people may have been betrayed."
Osbourne, however, took a different approach to these comments, stating, "When really big women say they're really happy in their body, I don't believe them," adding, "Because I was really, really big and I wasn't happy...Sure, on the surface, ha, ha, but at night in bed alone, I was very unhappy."