Where is Brianne Dias now? 'My 600-lb Life' star divorces husband Rick after he began dating 'demon woman'
'Where Are They Now' episode airing on April 7 will allow viewers to catch up on what she has been up to since her incredible weight loss journey and recent divorce
Brianne Dias was 700 pounds when she first appeared on an episode of 'My 600-lb Life' during Season 7. Like the majority of stars appearing on the show, she too turned to food for comfort. The reason behind it was a lack of attention from her mother who had two kids back to back. Brianne was beyond the 600-lb mark and was about to become completely immobile, as seen in the episode about her.
The fear of being bed-bound for the rest of her life with not many people to fall back on, and an urge to get better for her own wellbeing fuelled her journey to Dr Nowzaradan's office. Her first weigh-in was when she saw her worst nightmare come true. She was informed that she was 742 pounds, and the figure was so high that she felt she had reached a point of no return.
Dr Now too kept his no-nonsense attitude while telling her the reality of her situation but at the same time was ready to help her if that's what she really wanted.
How much weight did Brianne Dias lose on 'My 600-lb Life'?
At almost 750 pounds, Brianne's life wasn't easy in the least. “It’s so hard to force myself to get up in the mornings because when I first wake up, I feel miserable and I feel depressed because everything is a struggle now. And it’s like here comes all the pain. Here comes all the exhaustion,” she said at the beginning of her episode.
“Every day, it gets harder to breathe, harder to move, harder to live," she added.
She had faced neglect at the hands of her parents and moved away from home at the age of 18. Brianne, as a young woman, dived into the party-all-night lifestyle but it all ended up badly for her after she was sexually assaulted.
She was over 450 pounds by 20 and two years later she met her husband Rick, who was 52 years old. After they got married, things weren't going too well because of her health issues. But with the assistance of Dr Now and a will to make her life better, Brianne lost almost half of her body weight by the end of the episode. At her final weigh-in, she was at 358 pounds. But Brianne didn't stop there and continued to lose weight. She even created a page for her followers to keep up with her weight loss journey.
Why did Brianne Dias get divorced?
Brianne had moved to Houston to be closer to Dr Now's facility during her weight loss journey and during this time Rick developed a relationship with another woman in their hometown of Florence. Brianne was shocked and on her knees praying for her relationship to survive but Rick was prepared to divorce her and move ahead with Jamie Moon, famously referred to as the "demon woman" in articles about the hometown scandal.
Things took a turn for the worse when Moon accused Brianne of having an affair with a man in Houston. But the former overweight star 'My 600-lb Life' has put all this drama behind her. A recent post on her page in March 2021 reveals she's putting her marriage behind her and moving ahead for good, even though it broke her heart while doing so.
In her post, she wrote: "After 14 years... on February 14 2012 I signed this name for the first time and signed next to his. It was the happiest day of my entire life. Yesterday March 17th 2021 I signed it next to his for the last. The worst day of my life," The full text of her lengthy post can be accessed here. Catch up on what she has been up to since her incredible weight loss journey and divorce in her own words on 'My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now' episode airing on April 7, 2021.
Catch new episodes of 'My 600-lb Life': Where Are They Now' on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on TLC.