‘1000-Lb Sisters’: How is Chris Combs Related to Amy and Tammy Slaton?

Amy and Tammy Slaton star in TLC’s 1000-Lb Sisters, and fans learned a lot about the Slaton family over the last two seasons. In season 2, Chris Combs stepped in to help Tammy pick up some healthier lifestyle habits — and fans grew to adore him for stepping up. So, what is Chris’s relation to the Slaton sisters? Here’s what we know.

Who are Tammy and Amy Slaton? How much are the 1000-Lb Sisters worth?

Portrait of Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton, the Slaton sisters from '1000-Lb Sisters'
Portrait of Amy Slaton and Tammy Slaton, the Slaton sisters from ‘1000-Lb Sisters’ | TLC

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The Slaton sisters found a ton of fame after starring in 1000-Lb Sisters. The show chronicles what their lives are like, including their interpersonal relationships with each other, their family members, and their romantic partners. And it also shows their doctor consultations and options as they seek assistance with weight loss.

Tammy and Amy Slaton didn’t get noticed by the public via TLC alone. Prior to their show, they were noticed via Amy’s YouTube channel. Amy posted a video of her and Tammy playing a game called “chubby bunny,” where participants stuff as many marshmallows in their mouths as possible while still being able to utter the phrase “chubby bunny.” That video now has over 2 million views, and Amy’s channel has over 400,000 subscribers.

The sisters’ wealth has grown quite a lot over time as well. It looks like they’re liking bringing in between $1,500 and $3,000 per episode for the show. In total, their net worth stands around $500,000.

Chris entered 1000-Lb Sisters during season 2. According to Meaww, Chris shares a mother with Amy and Tammy, but his father died at the age of 57. Chris also expressed he hoped to lose enough weight to get weight loss surgery, as his father’s weight seemingly contributed to his death.

“The main reason I want surgery is because my dad passed away at age 57,” Chris said on the show. “He was between 400-500 pounds. I am 41. … I want to be around for my family. They are my everything.”

Chris also expressed he worked in the food industry, which didn’t help his want for weight loss. He worked in a McDonald’s kitchen starting in 2008 and was still working there at the time of filming for the show.

“The struggle is real,” he added. “You are used to eating a five-gallon bucket of food at once and you cut down to a plate. So hangry is the real sh*t. … Dieting sucks because I am used to eating everything I cook. I am a manager at a fast-food restaurant. If I am at work there is food around me.”

Did the Slaton sisters get surgery? Did Chris?

So, did the Slaton sisters get surgery on 1000-Lb Sisters? Amy Slaton did. After losing weight on her own, she qualified for bariatric surgery and went in for the procedure, which left Tammy with a range of emotions.

“At first, I was sad, and I got mad, but it was more or less about me, because I didn’t get approved, but then I was happy for her and proud of her,” Tammy admitted.

During season 2, Tammy talked to Dr. Eric Smith about her personal challenges with weight loss, as she reportedly gained weight over time. “I mean, sometimes I try to eat healthier, and then other days I’m like, ‘What the heck’s the point?’” she explained to the doctor. Dr. Smith noted it was good for Tammy to open up about her difficulties with her eating, and he thinks things are headed in the right direction even if Tammy doesn’t yet qualify for surgery.

As for Chris, he was approved for weight loss surgery. According to Soap Dirt, Chris lost weight on his own, which qualified him for the surgery he wanted. He pushed Tammy into following the orders given by her doctor as well, and he hopes she can get back on the right track.

We’re hoping to see more of the Slaton sisters and Chris on another season of the show!

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