Is Tammy Slaton and Caleb Willingham's marriage FAKE? Court documents show star is NOT legally married
While Tammy and Caleb did marry each other in a ceremony, thanks to a few legal errors, the couple's marriage might not be recognized per Ohio law
COLUMBUS, OHIO: Just days after the news of '1000-Lb Sisters' star Tammy Slaton getting hitched to Caleb Willingham broke out, new reports of the couple not being legally married are beginning to emerge.
On November 19, 2022, Tammy tied the knot to Caleb at the Windsor Rehabilitation Center in Ohio and the ceremony was attended by people close to the bride and the groom. But as it turns out, while Tammy and Caleb did marry each other in a ceremony, thanks to a few legal errors, the couple's marriage might not be recognized as according to Ohio law, the couple must apply for a marriage license prior to getting married and not after, as is the case with Tammy and Caleb.
According to the legal paperwork obtained by Soap Dirt, the TLC star isn't married legally. The outlet reportedly reached out to the county clerk in Ohio, when news of Tammy's wedding to Caleb broke out. Based on the documents obtained from the county clerk, there was no marriage license filed prior to the couple's ceremony on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
On Monday, November 21, 2022, Tammy filed and paid for a marriage application. That same day, a judge approved the marriage license application. "Now, they have the approval to marry. But the marriage ceremony was performed two days prior. So far, the clerk’s office doesn’t show a marriage date or location or officiant info," noted the outlet. Considering Ohio law, the couple should have applied for and obtained the marriage license prior to their ceremony rather than after the wedding. This leaves us wondering if Tammy and Caleb decided to marry just for the TLC show's cameras, or if they will get married again before a judge? Only time will tell.
Season 4 of '1000-Lb Sisters' is set to premiere on January 17, 2023, on TLC and Discovery Plus. Hopefully, we'll get to see Tammy and Caleb's love story and their eventual wedding ceremony in the upcoming season. Tammy recently made headlines when it was reported that she got engaged to Caleb in the parking lot of the rehab center, The couple reportedly began dating while they were staying in the rehab.