Meet 1000-Lb Sisters’ Amy Slaton’s Sons With Michael Halterman Amid Their Divorce
Proud mom! 1000-Lb Sisters star Amy Slaton shares sons Gage and Glenn with estranged husband Michael Halterman. Learn more about her family below!
When Did Amy Slaton Have Her Kids?
The reality star gave birth to baby No. 1 in November 2020, one year after marrying Michael. She gushed over her “miracle” boy after his arrival via C-section.
“When he started crying, I started crying. I already love Gage so much. This is a miracle,” she told People, joking that her son “came out mooning the doctor.”
Amy announced that she was pregnant again with baby No. 2, another boy, in early January 2022. She shared a sweet photo of Gage wearing a shirt that said, “I’m going to be a big brother 2022!”
The Kentucky resident gave birth to her second son, Glenn, on July 8, 2022. “Welcome Glenn Allen Halterman,” she wrote via Instagram, sharing several photos of the newborn. One sweet picture captured Glenn meeting Gage for the first time.
Before welcoming Glenn, Amy revealed via YouTube that they originally planned to name their newborn John Allen.
“We are overjoyed to add to our family. Gage is learning how to hold a baby,” Amy added via Instagram along with a photo of the toddler cradling a stuffed toy.
What Has Amy Slaton Said About Having Children?
In January 2023, Amy opened up about her home life with the children in an interview with E! News.
“The best part is getting to see them interact with each other and get to know each other,” she explained. “The worst part is when I’m home alone with the two of them, and they both start crying at the same time. I don’t know which one to give my attention to first.”
Since Gage is “learning how to be a big brother” to Glenn, the mom of two gushed about how her eldest son “loves to teach Glenn how to do things, or he’ll feed him.” However, she joked that it “all depends on [Gage’s] mood.”
“The pregnancy was overall great,” the reality TV star added before revealing a few difficulties along the way. “There were a few hiccups you will see play out this season on the show. The baby and I are both healthy, and that’s the most important thing.”
Are Amy Slaton and Michael Halterman Still Together?
Just weeks after sparking split rumors, Amy’s husband Michael filed for divorce on March 13, 2023, Life & Style confirmed.
The couple, who met in high school, wed nearly four years prior on March 15, 2019. “My husband Michael, he means the world to me. Me and Michael are newlyweds, but we’ve been together four years now,” Amy said during the premiere episode of their TLC show in January 2020. “I can tell him anything and everything. And Michael’s really supportive of me helping Tammy.”
How Much Weight Did Amy Slaton Lose on ‘1000-Lb. Sisters’?
Amy achieved her dream of starting a family since first appearing on the TLC reality show with her sister, Tammy Slaton. During season 1, she tipped the scales at 406 pounds. She managed to get on track by following her doctor’s diet and exercise plan. Eventually, she lost enough weight to be approved for gastric bypass surgery in 2019.
By season 3, Amy dropped an additional 136 pounds, putting her weight at 275 pounds.
“When I first met Amy, over two years ago, she weighed over 400 pounds, and one of her goals in life, not only to get married, was to have a baby, and at that point it was impossible for her,” her surgeon, Dr. Charles Procter, Jr., said in a January 2022 episode while reflecting on Amy’s hardships and experience becoming a mother, revealing how lucky she was to obtain both.
However, after giving birth to Gage, Amy admitted she was “nervous” that she wasn’t where she was “supposed” to be for her “weight loss goal.”
“I avoid the scale because then I’m focused on the number going down,” she said at the time. “And if I see it going up, it’s going to make me depressed and wanna eat more. So, it’s best not to look at it.”
She weighed 288 pounds during her pregnancy, and the doctor hoped she weighed under 250. At the time, her weight came in at 275 pounds.
“Surgery’s no guarantee that somebody’s going to not only lose the weight but keep the weight off, and we’ve seen that,” Dr. Proctor said at the time. “From what I’m seeing, she hasn’t put any more effort back into her health. We’ve pretty much stalled out at this point.”