New year, new look Real Housewives of AtlantaStar Drew Sidora opened up about her decision to get a “mommy makeover” after being body-shamed by her castmates.
“I did everything. I did a complete mommy makeover. It was almost like the [whole] package,” the reality star, 36, told Us Weekly exclusively. “Like, boobs back in place — you know, make them a little smaller cause I was having neck issues — and then I had a hernia and so they did a hernia repair and a tummy tuck. That was it. I was happy. I’m happy.”
Drew admitted that she was affected by Kenya Moore‘s “hurtful” comments about her figure, the That’s So RavenAfter enduring several serious health issues, the alum decided to make a career change. “[The show] gave me an opportunity to talk about my diagnosis, which was a form of endometriosis called myosis,” she explained, revealing that she had to look into the disorder because it’s something that “a lot of people don’t know” about.
“The last episode I was dealing with really bad cramps. A lot of people didn’t even know I was going through it, like, throughout the season,” Drew revealed. “I was taking pain medication for these intense cramps. And I was like, ‘I don’t wanna go through that this time.’”
She continued: “I’ve been dealing with that for all these years. … And once I went and had that surgery, I was like, well, can we just put everything back where it should be? It was like, ‘Let’s do it while I’m down. Let me do one more thing. That’s gonna make me happy.’ And that’s what I did.”
Drew has a new look and Drew is approaching her fellow Housewives differently. She also tried to approach Moore, 51, with a fresh outlook. “I kind of didn’t remember why we were upset at each other,” the Step upThe actress spoke out. “I just know there was things that she said that were hurtful to me and [were] body-shaming. And I just felt like last season, I was on defense a lot and it didn’t give me a fair opportunity for everyone to really get to know me.”
Drew wanted to be more open to making friends with fellow Housewives this time. “[I thought,] let’s try to get to know each other because I feel like, if they really don’t know me and know what I’m about, how can [we]Are you having all these problems? … And at the reunion, she did apologize.”
Drew continued: “You know, anyone that can own [it]We should be able to move forward, even though we must apologize. And so that was me extending that olive branch to say, ‘Let’s just try to get to a good place.’ … And we did.”
Season 14 The Real Housewives of AtlantaPremieres on Bravo Sunday, May 8