Joe Wexler from My 600 -Lb life is a family man who loves family but does not have the ideal one. Joe didn’t ever expect to live life overweight. All his life he longed for a relationship with his father the show portrays. Joe turned to food for comfort and ended up weighing about 777 pounds. At one point, he had even had suicidal thoughts. Things got way out of control and still, he continued with a bad diet habit.
Joe’s past on the show
Joe then met with Dr. Now who told him he must reach the target weight for surgery per usual. However, instead, he gains 15 pounds. This then drives him to visit a therapist to deal with his childhood trauma. He was finally approved for surgery and treatment. Barely one month after, he began driving, being more active and working towards his goal weight.
In a span of 2 years, he lost well over 500 pounds. He even managed to find his true love through a weight loss support group. Hayley and her daughter, Sarah, came into Joe’s life and gave it new meaning. All this while dealing with skin removal surgery and a fracture on his back.
Where is My 600 -Lb life Joe Wexler Now?
My 600 -Lb life Joe Wexler was living a happily married life until 2019, when it was reported that he and Sarah were getting a divorce. Rumour has it that his wife Sarah was cheating. This definitely took Joe back to the dark place he had worked hard to get out of.
However, he did not stay down for too long as he got back on the weight management horse and has not stopped since. In a post on his Facebook page whose main purpose is to document his weight loss journey, he posted a long message to his fans reflecting on the challenges he has faced, with the worst being his divorce.
He’s still working on himself
“During the struggles with her I went into a deep depression and as a result, I didn’t care about myself or what I put in my body so I gained weight. I am in a much better place now and I as of yesterday, I have started my diet back up again so I can get back down to where I was at before,” he says.
He continues: “Will fight to overcome this though and I will get back to where I need to be. I have an awesome support system now and people around me whom actually love me and give a crap about me so that is also going to help me smash my goals.” states a segment of his August 2020 post.
However, when Sarah was approached to speak on the divorce, she shared a story of physical and psychological abuse and that his weight gain had nothing to do with the affair. Nonetheless, Joe moved back home to Tennessee, got a new girlfriend and he seems happy. We wish him well.
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