'1000-lb Best Friends': Jacob's weight gain is a huge wake up call for Vannessa Cross

'1000-lb Best Friends': Jacob's weight gain is a huge wake up call for Vannessa Cross
Jacob and Vannessa Cross on '1000-lb Best Friends' (TLC)

For '1000-lb Best Friends' star Vannessa Cross, her weight loss journey has been nothing sort of a rollercoaster. Having not been able to hit her goal weight before, Dr Procter did not approve her for gastric sleeve surgery, while her best friend Meghan was eligible for the same.

Although Vannessa seems to have given up, she's now ready to get back on track and wants to take her health seriously. As she geared up to see Dr Procter again, she decided to take her son Jacob along, seeing that he's also at risk, with his growing size.


'I Am Shauna Rae': Fans dub Tara 'boring' for not defending Shauna while partying

'I Am Shauna Rae': Fans agree that Shauna should be able to buy 's*x toys in peace'

Vannessa explained that when she met Dr Procter, she was 446lb and managed to get down to 427lb. This time around, she weighed 441.6lb. Vannessa got emotional as she told Dr Procter that she lost her grandfather and mother at 51 years and now at 44 years, she was starting to worry about her own future. When Jacob stepped on the scale, Vannessa was shocked to see that her 18-year-old son was 466lb, a whole 25lb heavier than she was. Jacob is also pre-diabetic and Dr Proter told them that he needs to drop the weight now so that he doesn't suffer later on. Jacob's weight was a wake-up call for Vannessa, who was now more determined than ever.

"y'all i am heartbroken for vanessa and her son. that weigh-in scene… is someone cutting onions in here? bigger than his mother @ 18yo.. i pray both of them get this #1000lbBestFriends" tweeted a fan. "Baby, this is sad. I felt for Vanessa when she found out her son's weight. I will never forget when my mama had a real ass conversation with me because she didn't want me going through the health issues she has. #1000lbBestFriends" added another.

"This is pretty bad seeing both Vanessa and her son Jacob over 400 pounds this is really bad and they need to get theirselves together to work on the process to lose weight or it's over #1000lbBestFriends" tweeted a fan. "Stunned that Jacob and Vannessa have a combined weight of over 900 pounds! #1000lbBestFriends" tweeted a fan. "Vannessa should be ashamed that her son weighs 446 lbs. Excuse after excuse and they're all obese. Her fault!!!! #1000lbBestFriends" noted a fan. 











Vannessa stated that her 'child lives by' what she lives by and wanted to change so that Jacob could have a shot at a healthier future. Fans hoped for the same as well. "Hopefully Jacob's weight will motivate Vannessa to finally drop some weight herself! #1000lbBestFriends" tweeted a fan. "Jacob has a chance to turn things around now and not end up like his mom, fighting for his life in his 40s. #1000lbBestFriends" noted a fan. 




Catch Season 1 of '1000-lb Best Friends' on TLC and discovery+ on Mondays at 10 pm ET/PT.

This article contains remarks made on the Internet by individual people and organizations. MEAWW cannot confirm them independently and does not support claims or opinions being made online.

Share this article:  1000-lb Best Friends Jacob weight gain Vannessa worried about health