In her Shondaland newsletter, the Grey's Anatomy and Scandal showrunner
is quite candid about how slimming down changed how people treated her. "Women I barely knew gushed. And I mean GUSHED. Like I was holding-a-new-baby-gushed,” Rhimes writes. “Only there was no new baby. It was just me. In a dress. With makeup on and my hair all did, yes. But…still the same me. In one of my same dresses (cause why am I gonna buy a NEW dress when I can take this to a seamstress and she can just make it smaller? Who am I, The Crown
? No, I’m from the Midwest, baby, and I come with coupons). Women gushed anyway."