In the My Big Fat Fabulous Life episode ‘Whitney Steps Up’, the Thore family struggles to keep it together in the aftermath of matriarch Babs’ stroke. When Babs’ daughter Whitney Way Thore offered to help with her mother’s recovery she didn’t anticipate receiving a tempting dance career offer. (Don’t worry, Babs made a full recovery; see below photo of Babs and Whitney at the My Big Fat Fabulous Life premiere.)
After the taping of the episode, Whitney celebrated her 33rd birthday with her “eternal dance partner and honorary fat girl,” Todd Beasley. They posed together for a glamorous photo, see below. My Big Fat Fabulous Life airs Tuesdays at 9pm on TLC.