After a rough year for Whitney Thore of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, it looks like things are finally starting to turn around for the reality star. 2020 was filled with events that she said made her year “chaotic, terrifying, divisive, and disheartening,” according to People.
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, which took life as we knew it and turned it upside down, Whitney Thore also faced a breakup with her boyfriend after learning he was expecting a child with another woman, according to the Daily Mail. But she didn’t let those challenges get the best of her, and now she’s even dating someone new. We don’t have much information about the new man, but what we do know about him is that he’s French, which is why fans have taken to calling him the “Frenchman.” According to Hollywood Life, Thore met her new boyfriend while taking virtual French lessons.
While Whitney Thore seems to be excited about her new relationship and happier than we’ve seen her in a while, there’s something a little fishy about the relationship that has led skeptical fans to wonder if the whole thing is totally made up.
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There’s a certain je ne sais quoi about Whitney Thore’s relationship with French that leaves us scratching our heads.
While Whitney Thore hasn’t been shy when it comes to posting photos of her new relationship, all of the photos – including several shots on Instagram of the couple posing in front of the famous Louvre Pyramid in Paris – have her face blurred out, making her totally unidentifiable and leaving fans questioning the truth.
Whitney Thore doesn’t seem to think too much of the decision to keep his identity private. “I mean, it’s not really my decision, it’s his,” he told Hollywood Life. “He is just more of a private person. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a TV show with somebody on there that’s blurred, but I guess we’re just pioneers in that way … It’s really not that weird to me. I see all the downsides of being a public person, so it’s not strange to me at all that somebody would not want to be.”
Her identity has also remained private on Whitney Thore’s show, TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life. But, while fans can’t see her face on the show, they could hear her voice. Unfortunately for Thore, this hasn’t helped fans believe in the relationship any more than they did before. According to some fans, they don’t think her boyfriend actually sounds French.