Where is Angie J now? 'My 600-lb Life' star was doing drugs on the show when Dr Now dropped her from program
Angie J was still using drugs heavily while on the program, and an annoyed Dr Now dismissed her from it. Angie seems to have used that incident as a stepping stone to a healthy life
Angela Marie Dunham-Johns is the subject of the new episode of 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now'. Referred to as Angie J on the episode that aired as part of Season 7, the then 39-year-old Massilon, Ohio, resident weighed close to 650 lbs when she made her first trip to Dr Now's office. Her husband Justin was also a part of this episode and was present with her as she started with the weight loss program.
“I want to see her get better so she can have a life, and we can have a life together," he had said in one of the episodes. Like many that appear on the show, Angie J's backstory about her relationship with food developed over the years and is gut-wrenching. She was molested as a child, her mother was a drug addict, and at 13, she was raped by her first boyfriend who was double her age.
The rape resulted in a pregnancy and Angie gave birth to the child only to give it away considering she was a child as well. After all this she needed release and she turned to food and drugs to find comfort which in turn resulted in massive weight gain. She desperately needed help to lose weight but constant clashes with the camera crew as well as the hospital staff were one of the many obstacles in her weight loss journey.
Angie J was doing drugs while filming for 'My 600-lb Life'
At one point during the episode, Dr Now became highly annoyed by Angie after she was slurring and Dr Now suspected her of being under the influence of drugs. He ordered a toxicology test and it came back positive for marijuana revealing that she was abusing weed while on the program.
Eight months into the program and Angie's weight loss hadn't even crossed 50 pounds adding to Dr Now's concerns and he dismissed her from his weight loss program. Her final weight was 594 lbs at the end of the episode, however, she took this setback in a positive way and used this experience as a stepping stone towards bettering her health.
Where is Angie J now? Here's how much weight has she lost
According to Angie J's Facebook profile, there is a world of a difference in her physical being since she appeared on the show. There were also a couple of pictures (now deleted) of Angie on her page that were taken from a hospital bed leading many of her fans to believe she underwent some sort of surgery. It's not yet clear as to how much weight she has lost since filming for the show, however, Angie looks healthier and happier than she was in the episode and we wish her the best.
'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now' airs Wednesday night at 8 pm ET on TLC.