Here's What Happened To Tara Taylor From My 600-Lb Life

Like other contestants, Tara Taylor from "My 600-Lb. Life" has been struggling with her weight since childhood. At some point, she was no longer able to take care of her children because of it. When she joined the show's 2nd season, Taylor weighed 606 pounds, per the Daily Mail. Back then, she had severe joint pain and breathing problems.

TLC's "My 600-Lb. Life" has changed a great many lives. Tara Taylor is no exception. The Louisiana native underwent gastric bypass surgery through the show, which helped her shed 278 pounds in less than a year (via Starcasm). She also tweaked her diet and lifestyle habits, which allowed her to overcome food addiction.

Taylor's efforts paid off. In 2015, she started dating and then got engaged. Although her relationship didn't last, the show changed her life for the better. Read on to see what happened to Tara Taylor from "My 600-Lb. Life" after shedding half of her body weight.

Tara Taylor from My 600-Lb Life got engaged

Launched in 2012, "My 600-Lb. Life" aims to help people who weigh at least 600 pounds. Participants are encouraged to change their exercise and eating habits under the supervision of surgeon Younan Nowzaradan, also known as Dr. Now. Those who manage to achieve a certain weight are offered the chance to undergo bariatric surgery. The reality show follows their progress over a year or longer.

Tara Taylor decided to seek help at the age of 35. Before starting her journey, she had no social life. "I have never in my life been on a traditional date," Taylor said during her Season 2 episode (via the Daily Mail). Things have changed after her gastric bypass surgery.

According to the Daily Mail, Taylor started to date her son's barber, Eugene Perkins, in 2015. They knew each other for over 14 years. She thought of him as a "good man" and was willing to give him a chance. The two got engaged in 2019, but things didn't work out, as reported by Starcasm.

She's now single and ready to mingle

Soon after her engagement, Tara Taylor found out that her fiancé was using a dating app to meet other women (via Starcasm). Their relationship ended, but this didn't stop her from keeping up with her weight loss journey. Her Facebook page says that she's a single mom who loves music and animals. If you check out her photos, you'll see that she looks pretty happy and healthy despite the challenges she faced.

Taylor also managed to keep the pounds off. As she said on Facebook, "Life is real short so that's why [I] enjoy myself as much as possible. I mind my business and stay to myself." Her recent posts suggest that she's ready for a new relationship, but that her family and children will always come first (via Cinemaholic). Starcasm says that Tara Taylor from "My 600-Lb. Life" may still be under contract with TLC, meaning that she might make a comeback soon. Considering her progress, it wouldn't be surprising to see her getting a tummy tuck or skin removal surgery.