What Happened To Bettie Jo Elmore From My 600-Lb Life?

The reality series My 600-Lb Life debuted in February 2012 to mixed reviews, but the TLC show has garnered a loyal following. Each hour-long episode follows the journey of an individual who is working on their weight loss goal. The people on the show generally weigh between 400 and 600 pounds, and their stories are both inspiring, and in some case devastating, but, oftentimes, they are uplifting.

Bettie Jo Elmore appeared on the show in 2015, and a lot of people were really on her side. Both Bettie Jo and her husband Josh were struggling; Elmore hoped to lose weight as she got closer to 700 pounds, and her husband worried she would end their marriage if she achieved her goal (via InTouch Weekly). They worked together in therapy to address those fears, and she ended up losing 200 pounds through a combination of surgery and diet and exercise. Starcasm reports that in 2016, Elmore got pregnant and found out she had a bone mass on her spine.  Elmore believed the mass was cancerous, but was put at ease when the show's Dr. Now said it was not.

Bettie Jo Elmore and Josh are still together

Thankfully, Bettie Jo Elmore's pregnancy, although high-risk, resulted in the birth of a healthy baby boy, Preston. In her follow-up Where Are They Now? episode, she did, however, reveal her fears of taking on motherhood at her weight. Sharing, "Having a baby is a dream come true, but I need to be able to take care of that baby (via Starcasm)."

These days, Elmore keeps fans updated on her Instagram account although she doesn't post that often. On March 3, 2021, Bettie Jo Elmore shared that she and her husband were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, "Today me and Joshua Elmore have been married for 10 years! Together for 15!! Its crazy right.. When yopur [sic]15 yrs old you definetely dont [sic] think ur gonna find ur forever. At least i didnt... But i did! I found someone who made me feel safe and loved.. He showed me parts of life that i didnt even realize was out there." 

Although she doesn't share too many updates about the pair's son, a November 2020 photo shows the young boy happy and smiling. While it's unclear how Bettie Jo is doing on her weight loss journey, she did share with fans that as of about 3 months ago she's feeling the happiest she has in a while. The reality star posted, "Someone told me the other day I look really happy and good! I said I am its the first time in a extremely long time i have felt good about my self and genuinely happy!"