TLC is re-showing the Extreme Weight Loss episode that features Alex Respess. In 2011, the 459-lb. teenager nicknamed A-train dedicated his weight loss to his mother Kim Respess who died after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Alex said: “She was the absolute strongest person I have ever known because during her 2 year fight she never once complained or expressed a ‘woe is me’ attitude, Alex wrote on his blog.
Since appearing on Extreme Weight Loss, losing 216 lbs., and undergoing skin removal surgery, Alex has fallen in love. In 2013, he left his home in Georgia and moved to Indiana to be with his future wife, Courtney Crozier. They married in November 2015 and Extreme Weight Loss trainer Chris Powell was one of the groomsmen (see photo above).