Since 2015, Whitney Way Thore has starred in the popular TV series “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” and over the course of nine seasons, she has followed the reality star through the crucial moments of her life. However, one of the most popular aspects of the program is the relationship between Whitney and her mother, Barbara Thore, whom she affectionately calls Babs.
Over the course of the series, the reality star and her mother delivered unforgettable moments that highlighted their close relationship, including hilarious shopping sprees and touching counseling sessions. Whitney Way Thore’s love for her mother also manifested itself through numerous tributes on her social media accounts. “How lucky am I to be given this woman as my mother and I get to share her with the world?” she wrote in a recent Instagram post on Babs’ birthday. “She is my greatest treasure and best friend.”
Unfortunately, as seen in the new trailer for season 10 of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” Babs had serious health problems that left Whitney Way Thore completely devastated.
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On Aug. 9, “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” will return to TV screens for its 10th season. While the season promises to be full of adventures, dancing and awkward moments, the new trailer — also reveals that Whitney’s mother, Barbara “Babs” Thore, is facing some serious health problems.
Barbara Thore’ recent stroke is not the first time she has dealt with a serious medical problem. In 2017, the beloved reality star suffered a stroke and seizures, which Whitney Way Thore confirmed via her blog on TLC. “This is undoubtedly the most traumatic thing my family has ever experienced,” she wrote. Fortunately for the Thore family, Barbara Thore recovered quickly. “She’s doing really well,” Whitney told Life & Style in 2018. As for the future of Barbara Thore’ health? It is uncertain.