If you're a fan of My Big Fat Fabulous Life then you're no stranger to Whitney Thore's BFF Heather Sykes. Heather started on the show as one of the main cast members — and now continues as a recurring star in Season 5. Her on-again, off-again relationship with Buddy Bell is one of the main storylines from the current season. She's clearly one of Whitney's closest girlfriends, so fans want to know more about her. Keep scrolling to learn more about Heather Sykes!


Are Heather Sykes and Buddy Bell dating?

Heather and Buddy have been upfront about their relationship. At first, fans were wondering why Whitney's roommate hadn't been a part of the current season. But, he's since opened up about his battle with addiction.

"My secret’s out! I was one week clean in this picture. At the time that seemed like an impossible task and I was obviously still riding that pink cloud," he shared on Instagram in January 2018. "I’ll be [seven] months clean and sober (not even a cigarette!) this Friday. Thanks for all the love and support." Heather has also supported Buddy while he he got clean. "No matter where this crazy journey called life ends up taking @buddycpfom and me, I will ALWAYS remain immensely grateful for his impact on my life and even more proud of him as the amazing (his favorite word) person that he is," she wrote on Instagram. "I’m proud of the progress he’s made in his recovery and I’m proud of the strength he has to share his story with the world."

How long have Heather Sykes and Whitney Thore been friends?

Heather has a lot of love for Whitney — they've been friends for over a decade, so at this point, they're more like sisters. "Since day 1 of knowing her she has inspired me with her confidence, positivity and radiance," she shared on Facebook in 2014. "She’s the type of person who lights up a room the second she walks in. She’s endured a lot but now she is turning her struggles into a story of inspiration for others, and she deserves the chance to put that out there for the world to see and learn from!"

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Does Heather Sykes have kids?

The proud mom isn't shy about posting adorable pictures with her son and daughter. "I mostly IG pics of my kids and food… sorrynotsorry," she shared in her Instagram bio. Her followers don't mind at all — they love it when she shares those special mom moments from her life. "You are such a great mommy! You can tell by all your pics, they you love and adore those precious babies! ??," one commenter wrote. Another added, "Beautiful family you have there ?." We don't disagree!