Who is Michael Halterman? Meet '1000-lb Sisters' star Amy Slaton's husband who helps Tammy move around
TLC's series '1000-lb Sisters' is focused around Amy and Tammy Slaton, however, there is one more person, Michael Halterman, a series regular without whose presence things might not have been the same as they are now. Currently, Season 2 of the series is airing and one-half of the '1000-lb Sisters', Amy has lost the weight she was required to in order to get a gastric bypass surgery that aided her weight loss. However, Tammy has continued to add weight and reached a point where her mobility and her chances to live are compromised.
Tammy was in the hospital last season due to her weight issues whereas Amy moved in with her husband Michael in Dixon, Kentucky. After being discharged, Tammy moved next to Amy so that her sister could take care of her. Tammy was not equipped to take care of herself and completely relied on Amy and Michael to look after her basic necessities. This season, things appeared to be changing as Amy and Michael found out they were pregnant with a baby boy that they would later name Gage. With the baby coming, Amy decided to prioritize herself first and wanted to move to a bigger place, possibly away from Tammy so that she would be able to fully able to enjoy her pregnancy and prepare for baby Gage's arrival.
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But before that happens, she and Michael are stuck with Tammy. Michael is seen shouldering much of the responsibilities now because Amy can't do much because of her high-risk pregnancy. He's the one seen pushing 650 pounds Tammy's wheelchair around a lot in the recent episodes, without once cribbing about the added chore to the cameras and fans are applauding him for the same. In the episodes, Michael doesn't talk to the cameras a lot and most of what is shown of him are his conversations with the Slaton family. Continue reading below to know more about Michael below.
What does Michael Halterman do for a living?
Michael's Facebook page reveals that he works as a mill operator at Shamrock technologies. He's originally from Sturgis but now lives in Dixon, Kentucky. He turned 38 on December 2, 2020.
Michael Halterman's early life
Michael was born to Donald Halterman Sr. and Barbara Ann Halterman. He did his schooling at Union County High School. There's not much information available about his mother except for her schooling that she did from Webster County High School, however, Stars Offline's website states Halterman Sr. worked for the DA-CO Machine shop. Unfortunately, he passed away at age 60 on February 18, 2008, at his home but he was surrounded by family and friends at the time. Michael grew up with his four siblings - Angela, Jason, John, and Randy. Like his mother, there's not much information available about Michael's siblings.
How did Michael Halterman and Amy Slaton meet?
Michael and Amy attended the same school in Dixon, Kentucky. It is very evident from the episodes that the couple is extremely compatible with each other, the reason being they dated each other for years before deciding to enter matrimony. They married each other in Nashville on March 15, 2019. It was a dream for them to start a family of their own and this was one of the reasons Amy put in the efforts, reached her goal weight, got the surgery and is now pregnant. The doctors had advised her to wait for two years to conceive after the surgery, however, the birth control didn't work for some reason and Amy ended up pregnant.
Want to keep up with Michael Halterman? He has a YouTube channel of his own!
For the uninformed, Amy and Tammy Slaton were popular even before they landed the TLC show. They started out on YouTube and the fans they accumulated on that portal campaigned on their behalf so that TLC could offer them a show and they could get the help they needed. They have their individual channel and combined, they have 456K subscribers which is a very decent number. However, Michael too has a channel of his own, you can check his recent video by clicking on the play button below.
Catch new episodes of '1000-lb Sisters' Mondays at 10 pm ET on TLC.