Even though Whitney Thore is obviously the main star of her hit TLC reality TV series My Big Fat Fabulous Life, her friends are looking to steal some of her spotlight! During Season 5 of the series, Whitney is going through a whole mess of drama in her love life, but no one has her back more than her best friend Tal Fish. He's been able to give Whitney some of the best kind of advice — gentle with a little bit of tough love — about what to do with her cheating boyfriend Avi Lang, and now fans want to know a little bit more about Tal. Keep reading below to find out more about him!

He and Whitney go way back

They have been friends for at least a decade, if not longer and he was with Whitney celebrating on the night that she learned her reality TV series was picked up by TLC.

"This picture is from one year ago tonight when we found out that [TLC] picked up [My Big Fat Fabulous Life]. So blessed and grateful to be on this ride with [Whitney]!" the 31-year-old wrote in the caption of a 2015 Instagram post.

He's into fitness

Whether it's cardio and weight training at the gym or doing yoga in his living room, Tal is definitely dedicated to staying fit.

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He's multi-talented

While he's known to bust a move with Whitney on the dance floor from time to time, he's also very much into singing.

He's open about his sexuality

Last October, Tal celebrated National Coming Out Day with a post on Instagram. "Lots of love to everyone that has taken that brave step and chosen to live authentically in the light," he wrote in the caption.

He's also very much into music

Tal is constantly gushing over his favorite singers on social media, from mourning the recent loss of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan to humblebragging about meeting Tori Amos backstage at a recent concert. He also has lyrics to a Rilo Kiley song tattooed on the side of his rib.