The Untold Story of Delores Nowzaradan, the Ex-Wife of Dr. Now from My 600-lb Life

Dr. Younan Nowzaradan is a famed surgeon, author, and TV star, who has helped countless people transform their lives with bariatric and vascular surgery. He has been the face of TLC’s My 600-lb Life since 2012. But behind his impressive achievements, there lies a dark tale of a broken marriage that ended in a nasty divorce. For 27 years, he was married to Delores McRedmond, a former secretary and school teacher. But in 2002, she had enough of his “cruel treatment” and “insupportability”, claiming he was too absorbed in his work and ignored his family. She took him to court and after a lengthy legal battle, she emerged victorious in 2004, walking away with nearly 70% of their shared assets and alimony. They had three children together: Jonathan, Jennifer, and Jessica, who have grown up and pursued their own passions in media and art. In this article, we shift the focus from Dr. Nowzaradan and shine it on his ex-wife. How is she coping after the divorce?

Who is Delores Nowzaradan?

Once the wife of a renowned surgeon and TV star, Delores McRedmond is now an American entrepreneur who used to work as a secretary and a teacher. She belongs to the Caucasian race and bears the Scorpio mark. Scorpio women are said to have a vivid imagination, a strong ambition, a fiery passion, a loyal heart, an honest tongue, and an assertive personality.

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Delores McRedmond & ex-husband Dr. Nowzaradan

Delores McRedmond: A Brief Biography of the Family Business Heiress and Former Teacher

Delores McRedmond was born on November 20, 1953, in the United States. She is the daughter of Louis and Edith McRedmond, who ran a successful family business. She grew up in Tennessee with nine siblings: seven sisters and two brothers. She attended school there and graduated from high school. She also went to college, but the details of her education are unclear.

Delores joined the family business as a secretary and inherited 4.6% of the company’s shares when her father passed away in August 1997. He had left 46% of his shares to be split equally among his ten children. Delores married Dr. Nowzaran and devoted herself to being a housewife and caring for his mother. She also worked as a primary teacher at Oakridge Elementary in Houston, Texas, for some time.

The Rise and Fall of a Marriage: Delores McRedmond’s Story

Delores McRedmond was born into a wealthy family of entrepreneurs. She had nine siblings who shared her passion for business. She married Dr. Nowzaradan, a renowned surgeon, in 1975. They had three children: Jonathan, Jennifer, and Jessica. Jonathan followed his mother’s footsteps and became a successful video producer. Jennifer pursued her artistic dreams and became a high school art teacher. Jessica inherited her mother’s love for art and photography.

Delores and Dr. Nowzaradan seemed to have a perfect marriage, but things started to change as the doctor’s career took off. He spent more hours at the clinic, leaving Delores alone and neglected. She felt unsupported and mistreated by her husband. She decided to end the marriage in 2002 and filed for divorce. The divorce was messy and dragged on for two years. The court finally granted Delores 70% of the assets, as well as the right to drop the Nowzaradan surname. She reverted to her maiden name, Delores McRedmond.

Dr. Nowzaradan ex-wife Delores Nowzaradan and daughter Jessica

Delores never remarried and retired from her professional life. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren. She has found peace and happiness in her own way.

A Quick Write on her Ex-husband: Dr. Nowzaradan

From Iran to America, from medicine to television, from surgery to obesity, Younan Nowzaradan has lived a remarkable life. Born on October 11, 1944, he was a bright student who pursued his passion for healing at the University of Tehran, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1970. He then moved to the land of opportunities, where he honed his skills at Saint Louis University and St. Johns Hospital. He became a cardiovascular specialist at the Texas Heart Institute, where he also mastered the art of laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique. He dedicated his career to helping people with extreme weight issues, who often faced discrimination and despair. His compassion and expertise caught the attention of the TLC network, who invited him to star in the reality show “My 600-lb Life”, where he transforms the lives of morbidly obese patients.

Dr Nowzaradan

A Family Feud over McRedmond Brothers, Incorporated


McRedmond Brothers, Incorporated (MIB) is a company that operates in the recycling industry, transforming by-products of the meat packing and restaurant industries into animal feeds and sustainable fuels. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is run by the McRedmond family for generations.

The Conflict

The conflict arose after the death of the father of Delores and her nine siblings, who inherited different shares of the company. Delores inherited 4.6% of the shares, while her brothers Louis Anthony McRedmond and Edward Stephen McRedmond became the major shareholders. Louis and Stephen had different visions for the company, especially regarding its real estate operations. MIB had acquired the Neuhoff property, a 14-acre site on the west bank of the Cumberland River in Germantown, which was formerly a meat-packing facility and later served as a mixed-use space for cultural arts. Louis wanted to keep the Neuhoff property and develop it as a mixed-use waterfront project, while Stephen wanted to sell it and focus on the core recycling business. The disagreement escalated into a legal battle, with the two brothers suing each other over the fate of the Neuhoff property and other issues.

The Sides

In December 2006, Delores and five of her sisters, Stephanie, Theresa, Ellen, Mary, and Julie, sided with Louis and filed as collective plaintiffs against Stephen and the other two sisters, Marie and Anne. The plaintiffs claimed that Stephen had breached his fiduciary duty as a director and officer of MIB, and sought to remove him from his position and appoint a receiver to manage the company. The defendants denied the allegations and counterclaimed that Louis had mismanaged the company and wasted its assets.

The Outcome

The case was settled in 2008, with the parties agreeing to divide the company into two entities: one that would retain the Neuhoff property and the other that would continue the recycling business. Louis and his supporters received the Neuhoff property, while Stephen and his allies received the recycling business. The settlement also required the parties to pay each other certain amounts of money and to release each other from any claims. The settlement ended the family feud and allowed the siblings to pursue their own interests.

Delores McRedmond: Social Media Presence

Delores is a proud grandmother who loves to share her family photos on Facebook. Her username is @delores.mcredmond. One of her posts is a photo of her granddaughter, Norah Lucia Paul, who was a toddler at the time. Norah is the daughter of Jennifer Paul, Delores’s second child, and her husband. Delores posted the photo on Feb 7, 2020. She also posted photos of her grandson, Jonah Paul, who celebrated his 5th birthday on December 31, 2021. Delores supports her daughter in raising her children and enjoys being a part of their lives.

Wiki/Bio facts:

Birth NameDelores McRedmond
Other namesDelores Nowzaradan
Father’s nameLouis McRedmond 
Mother’s nameEdith McRedmond
Uncle’s namePatrick McRedmond
BirthdateNovember 20, 1953
Age70 years old
Birth PlaceUnited States
High SchoolLocal High School in Tennessee
CollegeUnder review
Relationship StatusSingle
Marital StatusDivorced
Ex-husbandDr. Nowzaradan
SonJonathan Nowzaradan
DaughtersJessica Nowzaradan, and Jennifer Nowzaradan
SiblingsStephanie, Theresa, Ellen, Mary, Julie, Louis, Marie, Julie, Stephan
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorBlack
ProfessionElementary Teacher, Business Owner, Secretary
Net WorthUnder Review
Dr. Nowzaradan Social Media HandleFacebook


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