The reality series My 600-Lb Life debuted in February 2012 to mixed reviews, but the TLC show has earned a loyal following. Each hour-long episode follows the journey of an individual who is working toward their weight loss goal. The people on the show generally weigh between 400 and 600 pounds, and their stories are both inspirational and in some cases devastating, but, often, uplifting.
Bettie Jo appeared on the show in 2015, and many people were really on her side. Both Bettie Jo Elmore and her husband Josh were struggling; Elmore was hoping to lose weight as she approached 700 pounds, and her husband feared that he would end their marriage if he reached his goal (via InTouch Weekly).
They worked together in therapy to address these fears, and she ended up losing 200 pounds through a combination of surgery, diet, and exercise. Starcasm reports that in 2016, Elmore became pregnant and discovered she had a bone mass on her spine. Elmore thought the mass was cancerous, but was put at ease when the show’s Dr. Now said it wasn’t.
My 600-lb Life: Where Is Bettie Jo Elmore, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now
Fortunately, Bettie Jo Elmore’s pregnancy, though high risk, resulted in the birth of a healthy baby boy, Preston.
However, in her follow-up episode to Where Are They Now? she revealed her fears of dealing with motherhood with her weight. Sharing, “Having a baby is a dream come true, but I have to be able to take care of that baby (via Starcasm).”
These days, Elmore keeps fans updated on her Instagram account even though she doesn’t post as often. On March 3, 2021, Bettie Jo Elmore shared that she and her husband were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary, “Today me and Joshua Elmore have been married for 10 years! Together for 15!! Its crazy right. When yopur [sic] 15rs old you definitely don’t [sic] think ur going to find ur forever. At least I didn’t…. But I did! I found someone who made me feel safe and loved…. She showed me parts of life that I didn’t even realize were out there.”
While she doesn’t share too many updates about the couple’s son, a photo from November 2020 shows the young boy happy and smiling.
While it’s unclear how Bettie Jo Elmore Jo is doing on her weight loss journey, she did share with fans that for the past 3 months or so she’s been feeling happier than ever. The reality star posted, “Someone told me the other day I look really happy and good! I said I’m the first time in an extremely long time that I’ve felt good about myself and genuinely happy!