'Queer Eye' Season 6: Where is Terri White now? Inside tragedy that hit Broken Spoke
Terri certainly seem set in her ways but has had quite the change of heart after meeting the Fab Five
If you've been waiting eagerly for the latest season of 'Queer Eye', then saddle up because it is finally here! Episode 1 of Season 6, titled 'Showdown at the Broken Spoke' featured 58-year-old Terri White, a two-step dance instructor who worked at her family's honky tonk, known as the 'Broken Spoke' in Austin, Texas.
Although she is a grandmother, Terri made it plenty clear that she still feels young at heart, decked out in daisy dukes and boots. Set in her ways, the question is, will Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk be able to help her out?
She was nominated by her daughter, Ashley, who is 37 years old and believes her mother can benefit from having some structure in her life. More so, Terri wants her grandson Alex to live with her, seeing that his internship is closer to her place, but Ashley isn't too on board with the idea in general. So with Terri throwing a potluck party at the end of the week for her grandson, the Fab Five wasted no time and got to work with their magic.
What did the Fab Five do for Terri?
When it came to Terri's home, Bobby Berk immediately noticed that they weren't too different, with Terri explaining that she has ADD, much like Berk himself. His vision for her home was clear -- to declutter it entirely to help her calm down mentally. He maintained Terri aesthetics throughout the home while giving it a much-needed update. When it came to fashion, Tan France helped her achieve the upscale classy' look that she wanted, helping her showcase one asset of her body at a time instead of everything.
With food, Antoni Porowski helped her spend quality time with her grandson, encouraging her to pass down a recipe that her grandmother gave her. Jonathan Van Ness carefully navigated around a rather sensitive topic with her hair, seeing that her natural hair was a serious source of anxiety for her.
He styled her wig but encouraged her immensely to embrace her natural hair and focus on growing it out healthy. When it finally came to Karamo Brown, his primary focus was to help Terri and Ashley communicate better, seeing that Terri often had trouble listening to those around her. At the same time, Ashely needed to be more honest with her mother. Brown gave a solution to use a signal word when they needed to reset and decided that 'Karamo' was a perfect fit.
Where is Terri White now?
The Fab Five revisited Terri a year later (2021) to see how she was holding up. Unfortunately, 2021 had not been kind to the Broken Spoke, as Terri lost her father, James White. As reported by Austin Chronicle, he passed away on January 24, 2021. He suffered from congestive heart failure, which was diagnosed 20 years ago. Before his death, he had been in and out of the hospital due to complications regarding a new defibrillator. Ashely, too, lost her husband, Alex's stepfather, to a massive heart attack. However, the Fab Five were welcomed by Terri, who had stayed true to their changes despite all this. She even embraced her natural hair and grew it out. As per the Broken Spoke Instagram page, she seems to be doing well. She also recently celebrated her 59th birthday, seeing that the Broken Spoke shared a post regarding the same. "
Happy Birthday to the Dancing Queen, Terri White!! Y'all come on out tonight and wish her a Happy Birthday and take a Two-Step lesson with her!" read the post. It looks like Terri is still grooving!
'Queer Eye' Season 6 premieres on December 31, 2021, on Netflix.