Whitney Way Thore’s self-contradictory decision to undergo weight loss surgery comes after a long period of anxiety.

Whitney Thore, the star of ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ considered bariatric surgery after her engagement broke off.

Whitney Thore

Whitney Thore, star of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, has never been a fan of weight loss surgery.
The founder of the global campaign No Body Shame was all about being content in her own skin. As a result, her friends and family were taken aback when she revealed she was considering weight loss surgery. She made the unusual decision after splitting from her fiancé, Chase Severino, in May 2020.

She Cancelled Her Engagement

Thore and her ex-fiancé Severino met through Ryan Andreas, her friend and business partner. Severino proposed to Thore at the top of the Eiffel Tower during a trip to Paris in October 2019. The couple was planning to marry but called off their engagement at the end of May 2020 after Severino allegedly cheated on Thore.

The TLC reality star addressed the situation on Instagram. Thore went on to say that she didn’t want anyone to be hated and asked for privacy for everyone involved. Aurora, Severino’s daughter, was born. He and Thore have since reconciled, and the two even Facetimed on the show where Severino first introduced his daughter to her.

Why Thore Thought About Weight Loss Surgery

Thore turned to online dating after his engagement was called off. She read some of the mean messages she had received to her friend Buddy Bell in an episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life from the eighth season.
Thore considered bariatric surgery for the first time after Bell attempted to console her.
In another episode, the TLC reality star went to see a doctor to discuss her options for losing weight surgically. Thore revealed that she lost 70 pounds after her divorce from Severino, but it’s unclear whether she did so surgically or naturally.

No Body Shame

No Body Shame is a global movement founded in 2014 by Whitney Thore to assist and support people of all sizes and walks of life in feeling comfortable in their own skin. In 2016, she published I Do It With the Lights On, a memoir/guide hybrid for living a shame-free life.