"Nobody tells you that you get depressed," she told The Feast at Bravo HQ in NYC. "My husband took me out to California where I had [the facelift] done, and then he had to leave three days later to go to National Geographic. And so I was there, stuck in a beach house for a month by myself, and it got depressing."
She filled that gap during her recovery with one of her favorite foods. "So of course, we all know that I love donuts, and I love to eat," she told The Feast. "Well, my favorite donut place in the world is in Costa Mesa, California, and it’s called Sidecar. So of course I was going there daily to Sidecar Donuts and having my cake donuts and I gained 25 pounds before the season started."
Yes, she wants to take that extra weight off — and yes, it's hard. "I’ve been trying to get it off," she told us. "I haven’t gotten it all off because it’s harder at 50. It’s a slow process."
—Reporting by Laura Rosenfeld
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