Every so often, a star of My 600-lb Life gets their very own happy ending. What began as a weight loss journey for Tara Taylor, became the beginning of a healthier (and happier!) life. According to Starcasm, the Louisiana native not only shed over half of her body weight, but she also got engaged. Fans remember meeting Tara as a 606-pound woman who struggled to walk, breath, and who experienced severe joint pain. Viewers saw a miserable Tara admit that she had no social life because of her excess weight… she’d never even been on a date.
But, that’s all changed now! The bride-to-be is currently planning her wedding to Eugene Perkins, who she met on the Where Are They Now? episode. How cute is that?! Eugene popped the question in October 2015 and since, they haven’t been shy about showcasing their love for each other on social media. The happy couple frequently posts photos together on Facebook and discusses their upcoming wedding plans.
Viewers watched Tara and Eugene have their first date during her follow-up episode, and it was clear that she thought he was quite a catch. “I have never in my life been on a traditional date,” she said on the episode. “I don’t know if I am ready, but I am going to take a chance.” She took a chance on him — and they totally hit it off! “I’m starting to feel like I can have a life again and I can be happy,” she added. “It’s scary but it’s exciting at the same time.”
And when it came to keeping the weight off, Tara revealed that she’s still careful about her eating and exercise habits. “Now that I have lost the weight, this is a whole new world for me,” she revealed. “The reason I am willing to give Eugene a chance is that he is a good man.” She was even open with him about her new healthy lifestyle. “I have to be careful about what I eat,” she said. “If it’s not healthy or its too much food, I’m not going to do it.” We can’t wait for the wedding!
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