My Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Thore shares the reality cameras with an intriguing cast of characters. From her best friend Buddy to the ubiquitous cats, Thore also sometimes takes a back seat to her friends’ lives. But of the entire cast of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, no one has earned as much love as Whitney Thore’s adorable mom, Barbara, known as Babs.
The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star’s mom showed off her sense of humor (her daughter’s antics tend to earn her humor rather than a scolding) as well as her courage (Babs suffered a stroke and determinedly fought her way back).As a result, Babs’ fans got an early Christmas present in the season 9 premiere!
The debut episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life for this season features the one and only Babs! Season 9 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life debuted on August 17. And in contrast to reality shows that ignore the COVID-19 pandemic, this episode focuses on all the emotions associated with the coronavirus vaccine. Those of us with parents who stayed at home throughout the pandemic until we got the vaccines will empathize with the emotions shown by Whitney and her brother Hunter.
A sneak peek showed the siblings decide to take the wheel to help mom Babs and dad Glenn get their vaccines.
The segment shows how Whitney Thore genuinely cares about her parents. We also see the pandemic from Babs’ perspective. “I didn’t realize how much every day I was just carrying the stress of, like, hoping you guys didn’t get sick,” Whitney Thore admits. But for Babs, the pandemic brought a different kind of stress.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life: Whitney Reflects On Past Year
Even though Whitney Thore has received her share of criticism about everything from her boyfriends to her weight, the first episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life allows her to voice the emotions many of us felt last year.
The months in which the pandemic devastated entire families were “definitely the hardest year of my life,” the My Big Fat Fabulous Life star confesses. Whitney also expressed her hope that “soon we can all get our vaccines and at least life for us can start to return a little bit more to normal!