My Big Fat Fabulous Life ‘s Whitney Way Thore Debates Weight Loss Surgery After Feeling “Unlovable”

Whitney Way Thore says “oui” to romance, on its own terms.

An exclusive preview of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, airing August 31, features Whitney’s latest virtual date with her French love interest, and the TLC star can’t help but compare her new flame to her ex-fiancé Chase Severino.

“I’m almost getting my second vaccine and then we can travel,” Whitney assured her Frenchman, citing the coronavirus border closure. “I know I can’t commit to France because I’ve already checked! In the end, they made exceptions for the reunification of married couples.”

Her boyfriend, who asked to remain anonymous on the show, teases, “Oh, so do we have to get married or something?”

Whitney jokes back, “So you want to get married?

The date counts: “I mean, I think it’s going a little too fast and I don’t think so Babs would agree right? “

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Whitney quips that her mother would “totally agree” with Babs since her family is “really trying to get me married off as soon as possible.”

But Whitney then opens up about the pressure she’s under: “They say maybe you should lose weight and find a man!”


The man she has now found through a voice dating app shows empathy. “Oh really? That’s awful, I’m sorry,” he says. “I mean, look at you. I mean, I have trouble understanding how you can’t find a decent person to look after you.”

Whitney reveals that she even considered weight loss surgery after her shocking breakup from Ex Chase. It was later revealed that just three months after their broken engagement, Chase was greeting a baby with another woman. “It is really preferable to find someone who can appreciate everything I have to offer,” notes Whitney. “But yeah, I’m starting to wonder if that won’t happen, I guess.”

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Whitney also confirms that she started thinking about surgery a year ago when their relationship ended. Although she doesn’t believe Chase cheated on her about her weight, she credits him for being the catalyst for a lifestyle change. “I feel like it could make my life easier in a number of ways,” she adds.

Whitney’s supportive date offers some advice: “Just don’t do it and don’t expect anything from anyone else,” he warns. “What I’m saying is that you are as good as you are.”

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Whitney cannot hold back her tears during a confessional. “It’s been almost exactly a year since my engagement to Chase ended and everything was kind of broken, you know?” She explains heartbreakingly.

“Well, I’ve been trying to put all these little pieces back together, and in some ways I feel even less adorable or broken than before. So when someone says to me, ‘You are perfect the way you are. ‘I mean, that’s the most reassuring, wonderful thing to hear, because not being good enough is my greatest fear. “

Check out the touching clip above to see more of Whitney’s emerging romance and journey of self-esteem.

My Big Fat Fabulous Life airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on TLC.

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