One of TLC’s most popular programs is the reality show My 600-lb Life, which chronicles the struggles of Dr. Now’s morbidly obese patients as he helps them regain control of their lives and form healthier habits. Carrie Johnson, a 37-year-old Texan who lives in a trailer, was the focal point of the episode that aired on Jan. 13, 2021. She has experienced multiple traumas in her life, which began with the death of her father due to “an unsuccessful weight loss surgery,” according to the show’s synopsis.
The My 600-lb Life cast member lives with her husband Chris and their daughter. Carrie Johnson’s husband takes care of her, but in the episode’s trailer, she reveals that their relationship has hit a rough patch. “I’m afraid my marriage is going to fall apart because of my weight problem,” she explains, adding, “One day he might leave.”
After a rocky start to her weight loss journey, Carrie Johnson was able to lose enough weight to get approved for gastric bypass surgery, and eventually lost nearly 200 pounds, per a recap of the episode on TheCinemaholic. But, after all the drama, did Carrie Johnson’s marriage survive this tumultuous time?
My 600-Lb Life: Whatever Happened To Carrie Johnson?
One of the most notable lines from Carrie’s episode of My 600-lb Life was when her husband appeared desperate to get his wife back to her old self. “I’d be willing to do anything to get my wife back — the way she was before,” he told producers as he choked back tears. Since her appearance on the show, Carrie Johnson has been pretty quiet on social media, but things seem to be going well for both her and Chris.
Her Facebook profile is littered with photos of the couple taking adorable selfies together. One photo uploaded on January 12, 2021, just before the episode aired, showed Carrie Johnson posting a selfie with a tattoo filter on her face. She appeared noticeably slimmer and healthier looking than before.
Although, at the time of this post, there had been no official word on the status of Carrie and Chris’ relationship, there was a post on her Facebook page just a few weeks before the episode that indicated the couple was doing well. “You don’t find happiness you make it! I love you Carrie Johnson,” she wrote in late December 2020. Let’s hope this sentiment blossoms for the couple throughout 2021 and beyond!