‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’: Will Whitney and Bell’s relationship take off after her breakup with Chase?

‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’: Will Whitney and Bell’s relationship take off after her breakup with Chase?
Chase Severino, Whitney Thore, Buddy Bell (TLC)

‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ fans are disheartened to learn that Whitney Way Thore and Chase Severino’s short-lived courtship has come to an end. The 36-year-old reality television star took her Instagram today (May 22) to announce that she and Chase have decided to walk different paths after she realized that he was expecting a child with one of his ex-girlfriends. 

She shared, “After experiencing a lot of ups and downs and still living apart, Chase reconnected with a woman with whom he has had a long history. Chase recently told me this information and the fact that it had resulted in a pregnancy. Chase will be a father in October.” Thore and Severino got engaged on October 9, 2019, but the kept the news under wraps for nearly two months until the ‘MBFFL’ star made it official during her interview with PEOPLE. He asked for her hand in marriage at the top of the Eiffel Tower. 

Thore met Severino through one of their mutual friends Ryan Andres. Not much is known about the latter as he maintains a low key profile on social media. He was first introduced during an episode of 'MBFFL' when Thore expressed her excitement saying, “Chase is one of Ryan’s best friends from college, and I’m so into him.” She even told PEOPLE, “Chase and I are so excited to officially announce our engagement and even more excited for My Big Fat Fabulous Life viewers to share this happiness with us.”

However, their relationship fell apart way sooner than one imagined, and now, we can’t help but wonder if the recent breakup with Severino would help her work things out with her best friend Buddy Bell.

Meanwhile, Bell and Thore have always shared an extremely complicated relationship. She has had unexplainable issues with his addiction to hard drugs and even said she was envious when he wanted to marry Chelsea only after a few months of dating. 

However, their relationship stretched beyond friendship and came across more like co-dependence when they ended up locking lips in season 5. 

Severino had expressed on multiple occasions his dislike towards his former finance’s close relationship with Bell, who prefers calling her his “Boo Bear”. 

But, in the absence of an estranged Severino in the past few weeks, Bell and Thore have only grown closer as he’s been helping her a lot during the pandemic, according to Soap Dirt. Apart from bringing groceries to her family, he even surprised Thore on her birthday amid lockdown. 

Will Thore’s split with Severino propel her to take things forward with Bell? Well, only time could tell. 

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