'My Big Fat Fabulous Life': Does Buddy Bell's breakup spell doom for his friendship with Whitney Way Thore?
Whitney Way Thore was right about her best friend Buddy Bell. In an episode of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' that aired two weeks ago, Buddy bombarded Whitney with the news that he had found someone and was no longer single. She was taken aback by this information as the two of them had just recently renegotiated a friendly contract that stated that they'd marry each other if they had reached a certain age and were still single. Soon after, the two and the rest of their group had taken a holiday to a lake house where Buddy invited his girlfriend Brittany Sherman where he introduced her to everyone in person.
Whitney seemed happy to meet her but the rest of the group could sense some jealousy brewing. In a confessional, Whitney had said that Buddy had a tendency to move too fast too much in relationships and most of them end as quickly as they start. She had brought it up with Buddy in the recent episode (Jan 5) who in turn tells her that he has already said "I Love You" to Brittany and that he heard it back from her. The two had committed to each other just after a few dog-walking dates and professed love in a very short time and even considered living with each other, something that Whitney saw as a red flag but Buddy chose to ignore.
Turns out, it didn't take long for Whitney to be proved correct. Buddy was seen tiptoeing out of Whitney's house where he currently was living. Brittany had driven to the house to return a bag of his stuff that was lying around at her house because the two already broke up, yes, all in two weeks. The breakup seemed very smooth and there were no ill-feelings or hurt whatsoever from what was shown in the episode.
So, why did Buddy and Brittany split? Turns out she was talking down to him and was even jealous of the fact that Buddy used to rustle up sandwiches and salads for Whitney and that is what put her off. Their relationship was over but from the looks of it, it also looks like Whitney and Buddy's friendship has suffered some collateral damage.
Buddy and Whitney have known each other for 20 years. Both of them were from Greensboro, North Carolina but Whitney had moved to Charlotte to be closer to her business partner Ryan Andreas. Buddy was spending quarantine with Whitney and helping her get over Chase Severino, her fiancé who had cheated on her and ended up getting another woman pregnant.
Buddy had a house in Greensboro but since he found Brittany in Charlotte, he was considering moving to the city. Whitney's lease on the house was up in a few months and she considered renewing it and not moving back to Greensboro because Buddy had agreed to move in with her to be closer to Brittany. However, after the breakup he fell back on his words and said that he doesn't envision life in Charlotte, leaving Whitney feeling betrayed. She was heard telling the cameras that she was hurt by the fact that he was ready to move in with Brittany who he met recently but couldn't give her a proper answer about moving in with her even after knowing each other for 20 years and having lived together in the past. The two were engrossed in some sort of an argument toward the end of the episode. Buddy and Brittany are over but does this mean a crack in Buddy and Whitney's friendship as well? We will have to wait to find out.
'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' airs Tuesdays at 9 pm ET on TLC.