They say love comes in all shapes and sizes and TLC’s new show is setting out to explore one of those examples.
Hot & Heavy is a new reality TV series in which the trials and tribulations of couples in mixed-weight relationships will be shown, according to People.
The series will follow couples Joy and Chris, Kristin and Rusty, and Adrianna and Ricardo, as they work through their relationships — often forced to defend them to their skeptical friends and family, as well as the public.
“I think every girl hopes they are going to get a hunky husband, so I totally hit the jackpot,” Kristin says of her husband Rusty in the Season 1 trailer.
As for Rusty, he says he loves his wife’s curves. In fact, he “wouldn’t mind” if Kristin, who weighs 329.4 lbs, gained a little more.
“I absolutely love Kristin’s size — I wouldn’t mind if she was a little bigger,” he says.
While Kristin and Rusty’s marriage is solid and the two are prepared to start a family, disagreements between the couple quickly arise as Kristin realizes she may need to undergo gastric bypass weight loss surgery in order to have a baby.
Growing up, Joy’s mom told her it would be “difficult to find love” if she were heavy, but she proved her wrong and has been happily dating her boyfriend Chris for three years.
“I love every inch of Joy. There are a lot of inches to love,” Chris says jokingly in the preview.
Like Kristin and Rusty, Joy and Chris have found happiness in their relationship; however, their friends and family fear that Joy’s weight will prevent her from keeping up with Chris’s adventurous lifestyle.
At more than 400 lbs., Adrianna says she always thought she didn’t deserve love, but her boyfriend disagrees, calling her “the hottest woman I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“We are just two people that are different sizes and I don’t feel like there should be a stigma behind it,” Ricardo says.
Despite Ricardo’s love and support, the personal attacks against the two of them have Adrianna questioning how much more she can take.
‘Hot & Heavy’ is just one of several new reality shows TLC will be premiering in 2020 that focuses on weight. Last week, the network announced ‘1000-lb. Sisters’ which will focus on the Slaton sisters, who each weigh over 400 lbs.
‘Hot & Heavy’ premieres January 7 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC. Check out a preview below!
(Photos: TLC, Instagram)