Nada Louis probably never expected to have a reality TV career, but that’s exactly what she got when she met My Big Fat Fabulous Life's Whitney Thore after the TLC star realized her boyfriend at the time, Avi Lang, was Nada’s fiancé. Ever since then, the two women have helped each other through their heartbreak.
According to her Facebook profile, Nada hails from Cairo, Egypt. She previously held three jobs there — working at a student development nonprofit called MSAMUN, interning at an NGO called Nazra for Feminist Studies, and teaching English at the British Ramses School. On Instagram, she says she’s “body positive, [a] LGBTQ rights defender, and an opinionated liberal.” (“Taboos don’t exist in my world,” she adds. “And I’m probably gonna provoke the hell outta you.”)
The timeline is a bit fuzzy, but Nada was engaged to Avi at the time Whitney outed him as a cheater in April. “What’s the name for [that feeling when] you discover the man you were dating was simultaneously planning a wedding with another woman?” Whitney wrote on Instagram, tagging Nada. They later teamed up to confront the two-timer at a Starbucks, as we saw on the show.
“[Whitney] ‘officially’ helped me out the man who not just wasted almost [three] years of my life but also deeply hurt me and several other women,” Nada later tweeted. “I’m so grateful for the love and friendship of this strong lady.”
With all the drama of Season 5 currently airing on TLC, Nada has been speaking out about the saga on social media. “One manipulative psychopath down and two strong women still and always standing up and proud,” she wrote alongside a collage of photos showing Avi hanging out with her and Whitney separately.
“So many people are commending me and [Whitney] coming together rather than against each other, but for me, I just couldn’t see it happening any other way,” she later wrote on Instagram. “For me, it wasn’t only the right but also the logical thing to do. Why would two people who just went through the same traumatic experience together not support each other? Especially that it was so clear in that situation who was the predator and who was the prey.”
She added, “I’m sure this whole ordeal would’ve been much less bearable for the both of us if we didn’t have each other, and it saddens me that we’ve reached a place where women coming together and supporting each other is the ‘cool’ thing and not the normal logical thing to do.”
Nada Louis, ladies and gentleman. Let’s give this woman a standing ovation!