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Shonda Rhimes Talks About Her 100 Pound Weight Loss

Shonda Rhimes Talks About Her 100 Pound Weight Loss

Shonda Rhimes steps out on stage during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing on Monday (November 9).

The 45-year-old Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy creator opened up about why she was inspired to lose over 100 pounds throughout the last year.

“I got on an airplane, I was going to NY from LA and it was first class and it was going to be really comfortable. I got in my seat, I took off my shoes, I got out my book and I went to buckle the seat-belt and it wouldn’t buckle and I thought to myself, something is wrong with the seat-belt, its broken,” Shonda said. “But it wasn’t the seat-belt it was me. And I thought when I can get a seat-belt extender or I can die and not get a seat-belt extender, but maybe the plane will crash or I fly outta my seat, when we take off and I decided I will risk it and fly outta my seat and not say anything.”


Shonda Rhimes Discusses Her Dramatic Weight Loss
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  • MimiB

    I wish more air travel passengers would reflect on how obesity affects other passengers and not just themselves. By not wearing a seatbelt out of vanity, Shonda endangered herself and other passengers… if they had hit turbulence, she might have been ejected out of her seat. I don’t understand why the FA let her ride without using the extender since all passengers are required to be belted for take off and landing, even in first class.

    Anyway, I applaud Shonda for realizing she had a problem, and doing something for her health and welfare.

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