“My Big Fat Fabulous Life” star Whitney Way Thore shared some personal news on Thursday, revealing on Instagram she is no longer engaged to fiancé Chase Severino.
Whitney explained that Chase recently told her he reconnected with another woman, who is now pregnant with his child.
She posted a black image and wrote, “Hey y’all. This is a really weird and uncomfortable thing to have to ‘announce’ on social media, but as I get more questions and hear more rumors, I figured it was time. Chase and I are no longer engaged.”
Thore went on, “After experiencing a lot of ups and downs and still living apart, Chase reconnected with a woman with whom he has had a long history. Chase recently told me this information and the fact that it had resulted in a pregnancy. Chase will be a father in October.”
The 36-year-old insisted, “I’m not interested in anything hateful being directed toward anyone. I would ask for privacy for all involved as we move on and focus on the future.”
Severino followed up with his own Instagram post, writing, "I don't even know where/how to start. I am very excited to announce I am expecting a child in the fall. Please see Whitney's post for details. I have nothing but love and respect for Whitney and our time together. Thank you for always supporting us. As we now go our separate ways, I ask for privacy for Whitney, myself, and the mother of my child who wishes to remain anonymous."
Fans watched Whitney and Chase fall in love on the sixth season of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life,” which aired in early 2019. He popped the question in Paris on October 9, 2019, and they announced the engagement in December.