Whitney Thore finally has some answers.
The star of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life shocked viewers when she revealed that she was pregnant during the season premiere last month. But this week, she finally made the heartbreaking announcement that even though she tested positive on four separate pregnancy tests — she was actually not going to be a mom after all.
“I don’t know how to feel right now — in the moment, I just feel sad,” the 32-year-old said in her confessional.
The body positivity activist was shocked to find out that she was pregnant earlier this season because she struggles with PCOS — a condition that causes infertility and also caused her to gain more than 200 pounds since her diagnosis more than 10 years ago. She was also surprised when she broke the news to the expected father — her ex-boyfriend Lennie Alehat — because he responded in such a positive way.
But their excitement quickly turned to sadness when Whitney visited the gynecologist and tested positive again — only to be crushed afterward when a sonogram revealed only cysts and no baby.
She met with Lennie at a coffee shop to explain that she isn’t expecting his child, and the artist seemed heartbroken. He revealed that his sister offered to give them hand-me-down baby clothes and he was already shopping for cribs on Craigslist.
Shortly after the episode aired, Whitney took to Instagram to share the sonogram that was taken the day she found out she wasn’t pregnant and thanked fans for their support.
“I’m sorry we’re not celebrating a viable pregnancy right now. This is as hard to watch as it was to go through,” she wrote in the caption.
Scroll through the gallery below to see throwback photos of Whitney before her PCOS diagnosis.