She's ready to roll! TLC's My Big Fat Fabulous Life is all about Whitney Thore, but her mom Barbara "Babs" Thore is definitely the star of the show. In an exclusive sneak peek from tonight's episode of the hit reality TV series, Babs got cleared from her doctor to drive again after she suffered a scary stroke seven months prior, and Whitney agreed to ride shotgun on her mom's first drive around the neighborhood. Watch the video above to see the hilarious clip.
Maybe she needs just a little more practice! Even though she's not the best driver, it's so nice to see that Babs is feeling so much better and is getting back to her normal, everyday routine after her health scare. Last year, Babs suffered a stroke, as well as a few seizures, and fans watched the entire ordeal play out on a previous episode of the show.
Whitney found out about her mom's health scare after her father failed to show up to her house to oversee a renovation project. She drove to her parents' home and she immediately started to worry after she realized that her father's car was not in the driveway because he had taken Babs to a nearby hospital.
“I’ve always thought that when I lose them, I’ll lose my mind, and I’ve always hoped that they would live into, like, very old age, and now all that could be gone,” Whitney said in her confessional.
Shortly after Babs' stroke, Whitney opened up about the ordeal in a TLC blog post. “This is undoubtedly the most traumatic thing my family has ever experienced, but if anyone possesses the strength to make it through, we know it's Mom! If Babs has ever made you laugh, or cry, or cry from laughing, please keep her in your thoughts.”
Be sure to catch the next episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on TLC.