The crew of My 600-lb Life first met Laura Perez in 2015, when she weighed 541 pounds. She has since lost more than 300 pounds. (That’s the last report, but she looks to have lost even more.) The incredible weight loss has not just affected the 42-year-old woman but also Joey, her husband of 15 years. When she was obese, he took care of her. Now Joey says, “I feel like I’m on the sidelines. She don’t need me as often and I feel a little scared to lose her with all the changes we’re going through.”
In December 2016, Laura posted a photo of her and Joey together, but that was the last photo of the couple together. Since then, in April, Laura wrote to her fans/friends: “Sorry my peeps haven’t been posting updates been under so much stress but im trying to get it together my world is so krazy trying to keep up with it…” My 600-lb Life airs Wednesdays at 8pm on TLC.