Whitney Way Thore has called off her engagement. The “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” star updated her Instagram feed on Thursday evening to share that her relationship with Chase Severino had come to an end.
Her Instagram post begins with “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 also revealed a shocking reason for the split: Severino got another woman pregnant.
How did it happen? On social media, Thore said, “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.”
She also claimed that Severino only recently revealed the information to her, and that he was expecting a baby in October. The woman with whom Severino is having a child with remains anonymous at this time.
At the end of her Instagram post, Thore asked for some privacy and sensitivity in the wake of announcing the news.
Severino also took to social media to reveal the information. He began his post with, “I don’t even know where/how to start. I am very excited to announce I am expecting a child in the fall.” He also directed everybody to Thore’s post for additional information.
He ended his post saying that he has “love and respect” for Thore and the time they spent together. He asked for privacy for himself, Thore, and the mother of his child. He also confirmed that the other woman involved wanted to remain anonymous throughout the ordeal.
It was only five months ago that Severino and Thore announced their engagement. They had gotten engaged in Paris last October.
Thore and Severino actually kept their engagement a secret for a short amount of time. This news was also revealed on Instagram. Thore wrote, “Chase and I got engaged . . . in Paris and I’m quite possibly the happiest woman alive.”
TLC even showcased Thore and Severino’s relationship on the sixth season of the show. It showed their relationship’s early stages. It began airing in January, which is right around the time when Severino’s child would likely have been conceived.
The split has been rumored for quite a while. Last month, the couple erased photos of each other from social media.
Additionally, there are many who are calling out Thore’s reality show for fake story lines and plots. Some people who watch the show have speculated that Severino and Thore were never in a real relationship and were never engaged to begin with.
This is not the first allegation of fake plots on the show. Some have called out Thore’s weightlifting competition for being set up for the show, and some, like comedian Kerryn Feehan, have been hired to “confront” Thore for the show.