Dr. Younan Nowzaradan is a renowned Iranian-American surgeon, author, and television personality who specializes in bariatric surgery and vascular surgery. He is best known for his work as a weight-loss coach on the TLC program My 600-lb Life since 2012. However, behind his successful professional career, there is a story of a failed marriage that ended in a bitter divorce. Dr. Nowzaradan was married to Delores McRedmond, a former secretary and school teacher, for 27 years before they separated in 2002. Delores filed for divorce on the grounds of “cruel treatment” and “insupportability” by her husband, who was allegedly too busy with his work and neglected his family. After a long legal battle, Delores won the case in 2004 and received close to 70% of their joint assets as well as alimony. The couple had three children together: Jonathan, Jennifer, and Jessica, who are now adults and have their own careers in media and art. In this article, we take the spotlight from Dr. Nowzaradan and put it on his ex-wife. What is she doing after the divorce?
Who is Delores Nowzaradan?
Delores McRedmond, formerly known as Delores Nowzaradan, is an American entrepreneur, ex-secretary, and former elementary teacher. She was once married to Dr. Nowzaradan, a famous surgeon and TV personality. She is of Caucasian descent and has a Scorpio zodiac sign. Scorpio women are believed to be imaginative, ambitious, passionate, loyal, honest, and assertive.
Born on November 20, 1953, in the United States, Delores McRedmond is 69 years old. She comes from a business-oriented family with nine siblings: seven sisters and two brothers. Her parents are Louis and Edith McRedmond. Delores spent her childhood in Tennessee, where she went to school. She graduated from high school and enrolled in college, but not much is known about her education.
Delores learned about the family business as a child and later worked as a secretary for the company. She received 4.6% of the company’s shares when her father died in August 1997. He had left 46% of his shares to be divided equally among his ten children. Delores focused on her family duties as a housewife after marrying Dr. Nowzaran. She also took care of his mother. At some point, she taught at Oakridge Elementary in Houston, Texas, as a primary teacher.
Marriage & divorce:
Delores McRedmond and Dr. Nowzaradan had a marriage for 27 years. They tied the knot in 1975 and welcomed three children: Jonathan, Jennifer, and Jessica Nowzaradan. Jonathan, born on February 6, 1978, is the founder and CEO of Megalomedia, a video production company in Texas. Jennifer, born on February 21, 1980, majored in Art at St. Edward’s University and works as an Art Instructor at a high school in South Austin. She is married and has a son. Jessica, born on May 1, 1983, loves art and photography.
Moving forward, the doctor’s ever-increasing workload became a major thorn in the pair’s marriage. Dolores didn’t like it when her husband spent more time at the clinic and paid little heed to her. Frustrated, she filed for a divorce in 2002 citing a lack of support and cruelty from her husband. The court battle continued for two long years before being finalized in 2004. And according to the court document from the District Court of Harris County, the reasons for divorce filing were affirmed and Delores was handed 70% of total assets as a divorce settlement.
Following the divorce, Delores completely forfeited the Nowzaradan surname and goes by Delores McRedmond. Delores hasn’t remarried and is not involved in any kind of profession. She is currently living a life of retirement and likes to spend her time with her children and grandchildren.
Delores loves her family and shows it on Facebook, where she goes by the username @delores.mcredmond. She has posted a photo of her granddaughter, Norah Lucia Paul, who is the daughter of her second child Jennifer Paul and her husband. Norah was a toddler in the photo, which Delores shared on Feb 7, 2020. She also shared photos of her grandson Jonah Paul, who turned 5 years old on December 31, 2021. Delores enjoys being a grandmother and supports her daughter in raising her children.
Delores was dragged into a sibling feud for the takeover of “McRedmond Brothers, Incoporated.” She inherited 4.6% of the shares of “McRedmond Brothers, Incorporated” after her father died. Her brothers Louis Anthony McRedmond and Edward Stephen McRedmond became the major shareholders. Alongside the main grease business, MIB had expanded its operation in real estate. The most noticeable real estate acquisition of the company was the Neuhoff property. Among the two brothers, Louise oversaw the grease business while Stephen took care of the managing side of operation including Neuhoff property development. However, as things got out of hand, the two brothers went to court to get a decision on whether to keep or dispose Neuhoff Property alongside other different disagreements. In December 2006, Delores and her five sisters Stephanie, Theresa, Ellen, Mary, and Julie sided with Louis and filed as collective plaintiffs against Stephan and the other two sisters Marie and Julie.
Younan Nowzaradan was born on the 11th of October 1944 in Iran. Growing up, Younan spent much of his early life in Iran including his life as an academic. After graduating high school, he enrolled at the University of Tehran and graduated in 1970 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He later participated in the Medical Orientation Program at Saint Louis University and finished his Rotating Surgical Internship at St. Johns Hospital in 1971.
After his M.B.B.S degree, Nowzaradan decided to move to America to pursue his career. He continued his studies alongside his medical practice and earned a cardiovascular fellowship at the Texas heart institute. A pioneer in minimally invasive laparoscopic technique, Nowzaradan continued his medical practice and started working with obese people. He was later approached by the TLC network to work on the reality series “My 60bl- life.