As Amy and Tammy Slaton explained on their reality TV show, the couple came from a financially unstable background. From their YouTube careers to Amy’s disability benefits, the sisters tended to worry from paycheck to paycheck about whether they would have money. Growing up, the 1000-Lb Sisters stars were basically raised by their grandmother due to their mother’s commitments.
As a result of the Slaton clan’s lack of money, Amy and Tammy Slaton’s mother, Darlene, was constantly out of the house and working several part-time jobs. After the sisters’ grandmother died, their mother still had to work tirelessly to provide for her family.
This led to the young women having to feed themselves. They were often forced to eat less expensive meals, such as frozen and fast food. This, in turn, contributed to the sisters’ rather unhealthy eating habits. These are the habits that the two are still struggling to break free from in adulthood.
Before appearing on 1000-LB Sisters, Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton spent their early adulthood living primarily off the money they raised for Amy’s legal blindness.
1000-lb Sisters Stars Tammy And Amy Are Better Off Financially Than They Used To Be.
Since the disability money wasn’t enough to live on, the couple turned to their YouTube channels. Although Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton didn’t star in their own reality show until 2020, the couple has been entertaining the masses for nearly a decade. According to Amy’s YouTube channel, she created her account in 2011. During the decade that the sister duo has been active on the site, they have racked up millions of views. Amy Slaton’s channel has accumulated over 48 million views to date.
The sisters originally worked together on a YouTube channel in tandem, but eventually both went out on their own. Tammy followed Amy’s lead in 2018 and since then her channel has accumulated over 5.8 million views.
With so many viewers and views under their belts, the women were able to turn a profit from the YouTube ads that ran in their popular videos.