My 600 Lb Life‘s Marissa Jess just got engaged to the person of her dreams - the woman of her dreams to be exact. That's right, the TLC reality star not only came out, she's getting hitched.
Marissa Jess was on Season 6 and Where Are They Now? of the hit TLC show My 600 Lb Life. She announced her sudden engagement on Instagram - after posting a bunch of adorable pics of the two of them together.
And she also posted the couple's gorgeous engagement rings — both ladies got one.
Here are the pics - scroll left for more:
Viewers first met Marissa back in 2018, where we learned that Marissa was raped at fourteen, and suffered years of emotional abuse after Marissa’s father forced her to watch him abuse her mom.
When her weight loss journey began, Marissa’s peak weight was 573 pounds - but by the end of the show, she had lost 232 pounds.
42-yr-old Jennifer tipped the scales at 636 pounds, while Marissa, 26, weighed 573 pounds. The two Bend, Oregon natives decided to head to Texas to see renowned weight loss surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan in an attempt to get the gastric bypass surgery to lose weight.
And unfortunately, as with most participants of the show, Jennifer opened up about her painful childhood which entailed being sexually abused by her stepfather. Even worse, she shared that her mother knew about it and did nothing to stop it.
To cope with her childhood trauma, Jennifer turned to food. She had her daughter Marissa at the age 16, and also turned to using drugs.
The excess weight has had a negative impact on the lives of both women as Jennifer became dependent on her daughter to help take care of her, while Marissa felt overwhelmed by it all, contributing to her obesity.
“I hate that I have to be the responsible one. I feel like I never got to be a kid,” said Marissa.
Here's what she looks like now:
Here's video of her on the show: