On the My 600-lb Life episode “Steven and Justin’s Story,” obese brothers Steven and Justin Assanti of Rhode Island say their childhood wasn’t easy. Steven claims that his mother was an alcoholic and that he and Justin “put up with a lot of abuse” because of his parents’ “rocky” marriage. When their parents separated — Steven was about 11, Justin about 5 – they lived with their mother who Justin says “went out a lot, clubbing and drinking.” Before going out, she would leave food for the boys. Justin says, “Steven was very greedy.” He explained, “Before I had a chance to eat it, he (Steven) would have already gobbled it down.”
Today, the brothers still don’t see eye to eye. Justin started a YouTube account called Living with FatBoyGetDown which refers to Steven’s old YouTube account which is no longer active. On FatBoyGetDown, Steven used to dance shirtless, among other things. My 600-lb Life airs Wednedays and Thursdays at 8pm on TLC.