My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Way Thore has had a nightmare 2020. Like everyone else, at least part of her problem was the requirement to lock down for most of the spring and summer due to the coronavirus.
While we all know what it’s like to have to stay away from others for months at a time, we didn’t all have to simultaneously deal with a cheating fiance. Whitney did.
Just four months after she was “on top of the world,” Whitney was isolated away from her longtime boyfriend, Chase Severino. The coronavirus pandemic shut her in, taking care of her mother, Barbara Thore—affectionately known to My Big Fat Fabulous Life viewers as Babs.
While the two attempted to stay clear of the coronavirus, Whitney got terrible news. Chase was expecting a child with another woman. The news was a big enough blow. How she got that news is everyone’s nightmare scenario.
“At the beginning of quarantine, I was taking care of my mom,” she explained in an interview with E! News. “She was with me and I found out about everything that happened with Chase during quarantine.”
Whitney said Chase tried to tell her in person. The coronavirus made that impossible. Eventually, he told her with a phone call.
‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Star’s Bad News
After Chase told Whitney about his affair, things only got worse for her. She said she didn’t cope the way she normally would. She didn’t go out and hang with friends. The reality television personality had to stay inside with her mom because of the pandemic.
“It sucked,” Whitney said. “I was glad that I had my mom with me because otherwise I would have been totally alone, but it was pretty sh–ty.”
Perhaps the worst part of the whole situation was that after the couple broke things off, Whitney eventually had to see Chase in person.
“That was really hard for me to decide whether to do or not,” she explained. “The whole thing was bizarre. Just to have to get that kind of information. When you can’t be face-to-face with somebody, and then when we did meet up, it was a lot of stress just in general around the whole thing and it wasn’t a normal meet up.”
Whitney Suspected Something
The news of Chase impregnating someone else was a blow. However, Whitney said she had an inkling something was wrong.
Season 7 left off with the two in romantic bliss. Once the cameras shut off, she got a feeling the relationship went sideways.
In November, she worked a fan cruise Chase was supposed to join her on. He didn’t. Then in December, she went to Europe, again by herself.
While the relationship is over, the My Big Fat Fabulous Life stars stay cordial. At least in public. However, the way their relationship ended put a big negative exclamation point on Whitney Way Thore’s 2020.