Everything We Know About 1000-Lb Sisters' Amy Slaton's Split From Michael Halterman

They're earthy, argumentative, and stubborn, and viewers can't get enough of them. Kentucky-based siblings Amy Slaton Halterman and Tammy Slaton Willingham are the stars of TLC's "1000-Lb Sisters," a reality series that's as much about their personal lives as it is about their weight-loss attempts. Now in its fourth season, the show beat out such competition as "America's Funniest Home Videos" and "Dr. Pimple Popper" to win an American Reality Television Award trophy in the Guilty Pleasure category last year. 

The Slaton sisters have gone through a lot since their series began in 2020. Tammy, the older of the two — they also have two other sisters and a brother — found it difficult to give up her favorite "sodies" (sodas) and fast food. Her weight skyrocketed to over 600 pounds, seriously affecting her mobility and health. At the end of Season 3, viewers saw Tammy lose consciousness on the way to a rehab clinic. It was touch and go, but she recovered and remained in the clinic to work on qualifying for bariatric surgery.

Amy had better luck with her weight loss journey; she underwent the procedure in Season 2 and lost nearly 140 pounds. Her personal life seemed settled, too. Married to Michael Halterman since 2017 (they had a more formal ceremony two years later), she was a busy mother of two young boys and a new homeowner. Everything was perfect for the couple — or so it seemed.

The long-time relationship went sour

Amy Slaton and Michael Halterman have known each other almost forever. Amy explained in an interview with The U.S. Sun that she met her future husband when she was just eight years old; they began dating in high school and wed some years later. Coincidentally or not, Amy's half-sister Amanda was at one time married to Michael's brother Jason.

The marriage seemed solid when "Sisters" first began. The Haltermans bonded over their mutual love of horror movies and Halloween; Michael once gave Amy a "The Nightmare Before Christmas" ring inscribed "True love never dies." They hoped to start a family, but Amy's weight made it unlikely that she could conceive or safely carry a baby. Beating the odds, Amy announced her pregnancy with her first child shortly after her bariatric surgery. Gage was born in November 2021. Then, not long after Gage's first birthday, Amy surprised everyone with the announcement that baby #2 was on the way. Glenn Allen Halterman joined the family in July 2022.

Viewers began noticing signs of tension in the relationship early in Season 4. In an episode featuring a family picnic, Amy was seen trying to calm her crying infant and toddler. Michael, seemingly oblivious, kept eating. As reported by The Mirror, Amy lamented, "Sometimes it feels like I got three kids." 

Both of the 1000-Lb Sisters are going through bitter breakups

For reasons Amy Slaton Halterman has yet to confirm publicly, she left her husband Michael in February 2023, taking their two sons and moving in with sister Tammy Slaton Willingham. A source told The U.S. Sun the couple had been at odds for some time and claimed they felt neglected: Amy over shouldering most of the home responsibilities, and Michael over taking third place to his young sons. Things came to a head during an argument in which Michael reportedly threw objects at his wife, leading her to call 911. Michael filed for divorce shortly afterward.

As of this writing, the Haltermans are still in the midst of divorce negotiations. Amy dropped the domestic violence charges against her ex, but they may be bound to stay apart under a civil restraining order. A judge recently granted temporary joint custody of Gage and Glenn, with a final decision expected at a later date. TLC's film crew captured the warring exes going into the courthouse, which seems to disprove earlier rumors that Amy is quitting "1000-Lb Sisters."

Unfortunately, things aren't going much better for Amy's costar sister. Tammy met and married husband Caleb Willingham at their obesity rehab facility, but The Sun also reports they separated after just five months. It's said Tammy, who made great progress in rehab, is upset Caleb isn't putting in the work to lose weight and live independently. It looks like the Slaton girls have chosen sisters over misters.