What Happened To Zsalynn Whitworth From My 600-Lb Life?

Since its inception in 2012, dozens of men and women have had their lives changed on TLC program My 600-lb Life, thanks to the intervention of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. Zsalyn Whitworth is one of them. Whitworth's story premiered in January of 2014 (via TLC), and she's come a long way in six years. Whitworth was a standout story in a large part, because of her husband. Where other show participants had family who were concerned about their physical and mental health, Whitworth's husband Gareth enjoyed her being morbidly obese and supported her efforts as a fat fetish model. 

In short, he didn't want her to change. 

Fortunately for both Whitworth and viewers at home, she shared in follow up series Where Are They Now? that she was finally putting herself first. After losing 378 pounds, she ditched the dead weight of her unsupportive husband too. Says Whitworth, "I know a lot of people have had questions about if my husband is really as awful in real life or if it was just editing, but to be honest, editing made him look like an angel" (via Starcasm). In 2018, she even found new love as she shares happy pictures of beau Jack Lapp (via Facebook).

Zsalyn no longer shares regularly on Facebook

Updating her profile with a happy, natural selfie in 2019, fans continue to be moved by her journey. Says one viewer of this make-up free glow, "Just watched your episode and found your love for your daughter, your strength and determination very inspiring. I'm relieved to see you are no longer in an emotionally abusive relationship and that you and your daughter are building a happy healthy new family life. I wish you nothing but the happiness you have worked so hard for and that you clearly deserve" (via Facebook).

Whitworth is a regular poster on her public social media, so you can check back in with her on Facebook or Twitter (and we seriously love that cover photo with Zsalyn, Jack and daughter Hannah!). She still lives in Texas and is a dog person too (via Twitter). Seemingly happy and enjoying life, you'll find frequent updates about her enjoying fun activities with her family like going to a drive-in movie (via Facebook), or trying her hand at some crafting on TikTok to support her high school age daughter — the same kind of things the rest of us non-celebrities are doing this year. 

Whitworth is living a regular life, no longer living in a world completely centered around her weight — and we couldn't be happier for her.