Randy Statum is best known for his appearance in My 600-lb Life, when he turned to Dr. Now for help fighting his food addiction. Hoping to shed the pounds and improve his life, he did exactly that – and now he looks completely different.
The TLC series documents the lives of those who weigh more than 600 pounds. They are given a strict diet and exercise regimen to follow, and they make regular visits to Dr. Now who decides if they qualify for bariatric surgery.
Several years after his first TV debut, Randy Statum seems like a whole new man. We reached out on his social media to find out where he is today, and we can reveal that he’s down to almost half his pre-show weight.
Randy Statum appeared on My 600-lb Life during season 4, episode 10. When he was told he was “too big to be a father,” he decided enough was enough and decided to give up the 640 pounds he was carrying. The food addiction dissolved his marriage and prevented him from seeing his daughter, which then motivated him to endure a strict pre-surgery diet surrounded by fast food temptations to regain control of his life.
His weight spiraled out of control since he was in school, which led to Randy Statum becoming so heavy that he had to move back in with his parents because he couldn’t do simple tasks for himself. With lymphedema in his leg, his sister Danielle helped him with small activities, even though Randy “not wanting to be a burden on anybody.” From Hardin, Texas, he grew up an athletic football player.
His father, a youth sports coach, told him to eat as much as he wanted so he could use his size on the field.
My 600-lb Life: Randy Statum Shows Off Stunning Weight Loss
In sixth grade, Randy Statum weighed 180 pounds. He then continued to put on pounds and later met his wife, Danielle, at the age of 22. They were no longer together and divorced due to a struggle with infertility. He then became depressed, which led to further weight gain. Sometime later, Randy met another woman named Ashley, and together they welcomed a daughter named Khloe.
Since Randy Statum’s debut on TLC in March 2016, his life has changed dramatically. His last weight update in 2021 saw him at 340 pounds, meaning he has lost almost half of his body weight since his first appearance. He went from being unable to put on shoes and socks to regularly playing golf and bowling for fun.
Previously Randy Statum could only make occasional visits to his daughter because of his weight, but recent photos show he spends most of his time with her. Since losing the weight, he has been taking her to school.
He also attended the “daddy daughter dance” with his daughter Khloe. His second daughter Bre was congratulated by Randy for starting fourth grade in August 2021.
The TLC star shares Bre with Jennifer Armstrong, with whom he is now in a relationship. They recently moved into a new home together in Texas, which they celebrated by hosting a house warming with loved ones.