My 600-lb Life: Where Is Tara Taylor, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?

My 600-lb Life: Where Is Tara Taylor, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?

My 600-lb Life” is an original TLC series that follows obese individuals for a year as they try to lose most of their weight and level up with the help and supervision of Dr. Now and his weight loss program in Houston, Texas. Seeing these people share their past traumatic experiences with the world and then fight with their inner demons and addictions in order to live brighter and longer lives for themselves and their families makes the whole series uninspiring in no way.

Each episode introduces us to a new individual, and while most of them have a happy ending to their story, i.e. they lose weight, in some cases, like Tara Taylor’s, the “happy ending” seems an understatement, because it’s all just a roller coaster ride.

My 600-lb Life: Tara’s Story

Tara Taylor, then 35, was the subject of season 2 episode 8 of the series. Her official synopsis of the episode is as follows: “Tara is a mother of two from Lafayette, Los Angeles. Addicted to food, she is too ashamed of her size to be seen with her children, confined to the house. In search of a gastric bypass, Tara Taylor is committed to regaining her confidence and being a proud mother again”.

In her episode, Tara Taylor revealed that she had struggled with her weight all her life, so much so that at that point she no longer had self-confidence and no social life, which meant that her experience in traditional dating was also nothing. With a weight of 606 pounds, her episode documented how she struggled with walking, breathing and severe joint pain due to her massive physique. But the last straw for her was when her weight began to hinder her ability to take care of her children.

That’s why Tara Taylor packed her bags, left everything and moved to Houston, Texas with her family to seek Dr. Now’s help. Initially, she had some difficulty adjusting to her new healthier lifestyle, but after a while, her attitude towards diet and exercise changed completely. So, she worked hard, lost weight, underwent gastric bypass surgery, worked harder and by the end of her episode she had lost 278 pounds.

My 600-lb Life: Where Is Tara Taylor, The Star Of ‘My 600-lb Life,’ Now?

Tara Taylor’s back in Lafayette, Louisiana. In her first subsequent episode of Where Are They Now?, in 2015, it was revealed that Tara was going on her first date with Eugene Perkins, a man she had known for over 14 years. Their date was documented so that everyone could see it and it was clear that the two got along perfectly. At the time, she said she was giving him a chance because he was a “good man”.

However, she was wrong. The two of them dated for a while and even got engaged a couple of years ago, but since neither of them was in a hurry to get married, they remained blissfully engaged. But earlier this year, Tara Taylor published an update on her relationship that surprised and shocked everyone. Eugene had cheated on her, using a dating app to meet other women! She didn’t say when or how she found out, but it was clear that their relationship was over. Tara, although understandably furious about her cheating, didn’t seem to be heartbroken over their breakup.

Written by Emma Fisher

TV Writer.
Former Senior Editor of


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