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'My Big Fat Fabulous Life': Is Whitney Thore's mom Babs OK? New season trailer reveals serious health scare

The trailer for 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' features Whitney sobbing at the condition of her mother
There's a strong bond between Whitney Thore and her mother Babs Thore (Instagram/whitneywaythore)
There's a strong bond between Whitney Thore and her mother Babs Thore (Instagram/whitneywaythore)

Those who have watched 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' know how close Whitney Thore is to her family and friends. The TLC starlet has a strong support system, so it's no wonder that viewers like her darling parents - Glenn and Barbara "Babs" Thore. Nevertheless, a sneak peek at Season 10 of MBFFL has fans worried about Whitney's mother.

MBFFL devotees may rest easy knowing that Babs Thore is still in good health today. A sneak peek video from Season 10 published exclusively by People certainly sparked significant anxiety over Whitney's mother's health. In the video, Whitney's father Glenn tells her over the phone, "We're taking your mom to the emergency room. It's scary." Whitney confirmed in front of the camera, "I got a call from my dad. He said that my mother had another stroke. My heart just fell out of my body."


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"She was laying on the couch, and she couldn't talk," Whitney's brother Hunter said. "When I first came in, I thought she might have passed away." "And I was trying to figure out how bad it was, you know, where do we go from here," Glenn continued.

Whitney cried in her car while talking on the phone with her father in another episode. "I can't believe she's taken a turn for the worse," Glenn told his daughter.

"I saw mom today, and this is really it," Whitney stated before crying and hugging a member of the production team. It's no surprise that fans were terrified! This isn't the first time Babs has had a medical emergency on MBFFL. Whitney's mother experienced her first stroke and seizures in 2017, and the consequences and her rehabilitation were featured on the show.

What's the current update on Babs?

Whitney Way Thore on 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' has a strong relationship with both parents - Glenn and Barbara "Babs" Thore; Whitney has been celebrating Babs' birthday recently. Whitney's parents have been regulars on the show, offering guidance, support, and harsh love when required. Whitney and Babs, in particular, have a very tight bond. Fans like their wonderfully candid interactions, and Babs' firecracker personality has won over viewers, making her a fan favorite. All of it was jeopardized when the family experienced a health crisis in 2017. Whitney was immediately there with Babs when she suffered a stroke, assisting her in making a full recovery. Luckily, Babs survived and retains her feisty and stubborn personality. Her 76th birthday was recently celebrated with her family. The prospect of losing the Thore family matriarch put a lot of things into perspective for Whitney, and made her appreciate her mother even more.


Whitney honored her flamboyant mother on her birthday with a sweet tribute on Instagram. She stated, "QUEEN BABS turned 76 today! People were guessing that she was 60! Every day I pray to have my mother’s wit, grace, strength, and genetics. How lucky am I to have been given this woman as my mother AND I get to share her with the world? She is my greatest treasure and my best friend." The emotional post touched her fans, who responded with birthday greetings and wishes. "Happy birthday to the woman who makes us feel like she's everyone's mama!!!" commented one fan. Babs' compassionate demeanor has had an influence on the lives of others in addition to her family.

Whitney routinely shares images of her mother on her Instagram account, in addition to being featured on 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life.' Her 76th birthday was no exception, and it appeared to be full of pleasure and excitement. Whitney did not go into depth about the celebrations, but there is little doubt that it was a fantastic event. Whitney is smiling with her mother in the snap, while Babs is beaming as she wears a Happy Birthday crown on her big day. Babs's happiness, health, and flourishing are the finest gifts for her and those who love her.

Fans are excited to see Babs' quick wit and fiery Southern spirit onscreen again. Whitney is the show's main attraction, but Babs has a sizable fan base of her own. When the new season premieres, her humorous comments, unfiltered honesty, and effervescent personality are likely to be on full show. 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' returns to TLC on August 9 at 10/9c for season 10.