Mellisa Morris is from McDermott, Ohio, and weighed about 673 pounds. She was the first-ever- participant of the show “My 600-lb Life.” The show’s first episode aired in 2012, in TLC Channel. Each of the episodes is based on obese people, and about their weight-loss journey.
To know more about Mellisa Morris, you can continue reading the following article. There is also much information about who is her husband, her weight loss journey and where is she now?
Is Melissa Morris Married, her husband? Any children?
Melissa Morris is a lucky lady, with a loyal, and supporting husband. She met him in 1997 and well, it was love at first sight. At the time he met her, she weighed around 400 pounds, but the weight did not stop Chris Morris from marrying her. On June 17, 2000, they exchanged vows and got married.
We must say Mellisa was blessed to find a caring husband like Chris. He used to be her caretaker and would drive her, cook for her, and help her in every way possible.
The couple always wanted to have children, and in 2010, they were blessed with the birth of first child Allona. In 2016, they had their youngest Austin Wayne. In total, they have three children, two boys, and a girl.
The oldest is Allona Gabrielle (9 years old ), Elijah Payton( 6 years old ) and Austin Wayne,(3 years old).
Is Melissa divorced from her husband?
The inspirational lady has her share of difficulty adjusting with change and marriage. She and Chris were struggling with their relationship while she was pregnant with the third baby. Eventually, the pair separated after the birth, Chris moved out of the house.
As a single mother, she had a big challenge in her hand trying to raise three children. In “Where are they Now” episode of My 600 lb life, she admitted having fear of passing down the bad habits that led her to become over 600 lbs. On the other hand, she shared dedicating her life as a single mother has helped her to become a better and stronger person.
She often shares pictures with her children on Instagram and looks happy these days. She still goes by her husband’s surname, Melissa Morissa. According to a report from Starcasm, she and Chris have found their way back and have worked hard on better defining their relationship.
Melissa Morris’ Early life and Weight gain
The star of My 600-lb life loved eating and was in the delusion that she was not fat. From childhood to her teenage days, she was gaining weight continuously at a rapid rate.
When her mother would confront her about her weight, she could not listen to her and argued that it was just some pounds.
One day, she weighed herself, and it read 337 pounds. Even at that moment, Melissa shrugged it off and said to herself it is not that bad.
And, the next thing she knew at her next check-up was that she weighed 645 pounds. Then, she realized she needed to lose some weight.
Melissa Morris’ 600-lb Transformation
Melissa Morris was a happy young woman who lived with her husband Chris Morris. It was later on when the trouble started arising.
She could not do anything by her self and was completely dependent on her Chris. Her weight gain troubled her family members and especially Chris. Thus, they finally sent her to Dr. Younan Nowzaradan.
In 2012 her starting weight was 653 pounds, and Dr. Now suggested she go for a Gastric Bypass Surgery.
This surgery was to remove extra pounds, and it is a very risky operation. The surgery was a success, and Melissa lost around 500 pounds. At lowest she gained
Where is Melissa Morris now?
All the fans around the world are truly inspired by Melissa Morris’ story. In 2016, in the follow up of Where are They Now, Melissa looked happy and was a mother of three children.
She was facing trouble feeding children, and at the same time maintaining her diet. However, with sheer determination, Melissa is now down to 180 pounds. She is living in Texas, with her husband and children.
Melissa Morris’s Wiki
Melissa Morris was born in McDermott, Ohio, U.S. She is a proud American and belongs to white ethnicity. She is the daughter of Dave Schackart and Claudia Schackart. Melissa has a sister, Michelle Burchett, and a total of 12 nieces and nephews.
|Birth Name||Melissa Schackart|
|Birthplace||McDermott, Ohio, U.S|
|Parents||Dave Schackart and Claudia Schackart|
|Career||Reality TV actor|
|Net worth||Not disclosed|
Her educational background is not yet revealed, but what we do know is, Melissa Morris is a strong fighter and an inspiration to all. She also has appeared in Good Morning America and shared her part of the story.
She has gained many followers around the world and has around 14.4k followers on Instagram.