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1000-Lb. Sisters star Tammy Slaton’s husband, Caleb Willingham, has died. He was 40.
Willingham’s stepmother, Shirley Willingham, confirmed the TLC star’s passing to TMZ on Saturday, July 1. No additional particulars about Caleb’s loss of life have been revealed.
Slaton, 36, subsequently broke her silence on Caleb’s loss of life in an emotional Instagram put up. “Rip candy angel you’ll ceaselessly be missed and cherished a lot,” she wrote on Saturday, alongside throwback photographs of the pair. “Thanks Caleb for exhibiting me actual love and happiness ❤️❤️.”
Slaton met Caleb once they had been each sufferers at a rehab facility in Ohio in 2021, the place they had been being handled for obesity-related points.
“You understand the opposite day, Tammy really saved my life,” he revealed to their fellow Windsor Lane Rehabilitation Middle sufferers in a March episode of 1000-Lb. Sisters. “I used to be out of oxygen. I used to be sitting her hurting, in ache, tears falling down my face, and she or he obtained assist. It meant the world to me since you confirmed kindness.”
Caleb later revealed within the scene that it was Slaton’s weight reduction journey that impressed him to examine into the Windsor Lane program. “Simply listening to about how nicely someone was in a position to do [made me take the plunge],” he added.
The pair wed one yr later in November 2022 on the facility.
“It was the most effective day of our lives,” Slaton — who costars with sister Amy Slaton on 1000-Lb. Sisters — gushed to E! Information in January. “There was a lot love within the room. I’m grateful that so many relations and our household from the rehab had been in a position to come. … Once we had our first kiss he leaned ahead and hit the management change and drove proper into me knocking me again into my wheelchair!”
Following their nuptials, Tammy underwent gastric bypass surgical procedure with Caleb by her aspect.
“We help one another wholeheartedly,” she solely advised Us Weekly in February. “On our weight reduction journeys, when he’s having points with desirous to eat as a result of he’s bored or as a result of he’s an emotional eater, he involves me and we speak in regards to the state of affairs. It’s the identical for me and I speak to him. We discuss our points and why we really feel this manner. We’re true companions.”
Tammy added on the time: “He treats me so completely different from another particular person I used to be with. He really was a godsend [through my weight-loss efforts].”
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Caleb is survived by spouse Tammy and his mother and father.