Why Tammy Slaton Split From Husband Caleb Willingham & How a Divorce Will Affect Her “1000-Lb. Sisters” Money

“Keep your mitts off my money! You’re no longer my honey!”

Tammy Slaton is reportedly about to officially file for divorce from her husband Caleb Willingham, and now more details about what caused the 1000-Lb. Sisters star to give her new husband the boot are emerging!

As The Ashley previously reported, Caleb basically confirmed on social media last week that his five-month marriage to Tammy is over and is “by paper only.” He also revealed that the split was not his decision.

Now, The Sun is reporting more details about why Tammy decided to call it quits with her rehab-romance-turned-husband. The site’s source also revealed how the impending divorce will affect Tammy’s finances and the money she’s made from appearing on “1000-Lb. Sisters” over the past few years.

According to The Sun‘s insider source, Tammy is preparing to officially file for divorce from Caleb, whom she met while in rehab in Ohio last year. She and Caleb were both patients at the rehab center, and even had their November 2022 wedding at the facility.

While Tammy eventually left the facility after completing rehab in February, Caleb remained in rehab and didn’t transfer to a facility closer to Tammy’s Kentucky home as he had promised. While the distance strained the couple’s marriage, The Sun’s source stated that it was Caleb’s lack of commitment to his weight loss that triggered the split with Tammy.

“You’re gonna need to do better than that!”

“They split up because Caleb hasn’t been following his diet in rehab,” the source told The Sun. “He has gained 30 lbs. and hasn’t been working his program.”

The source stated that this caused a big fight between Caleb and Tammy, and Caleb told her he wanted a divorce, but quickly tried to backtrack the statement. Tammy, however, decided a breakup was a good idea.

“Tammy’s sisters Amy and Amanda were already encouraging her to just move on,” the source said.

“I knew those sisters were up to no good!”

The source added that Tammy did not want to end up being a caretaker for Caleb, especially when she’s fresh out of rehab herself. 

“She wants someone who can be there for her and his health keeps declining,” the source said.

“She would have to take care of him once he’s out of rehab, and that is her taking on the care of a whole other person when she can barely take care of herself, so the relationship is pointless…She didn’t want a long-distance relationship and certainly isn’t able to care for someone else at this point in her recovery.”

While Tammy may not want to take care of Caleb, she did apparently take care of her finances before she married Caleb. The Sun reported that before getting hitched, Tammy made Caleb sign a pre-nuptial agreement to protect her assets.

“If they break up, he will never get anything,” the source said. 

In his now-deleted Facebook post, Caleb told his friends and family that he feels “hurt, mad, confused and alone even with others around” due to his split with Tammy. Meanwhile, Tammy seems to be doing well, even posting some Instagram photos over the weekend that showed her slimmed-down physique. 

Tammy (center) didn’t appear to be using a walker or oxygen in new photos she posted this weekend on Instagram…

As of press time, neither Tammy nor Caleb had officially filed for divorce. 

RELATED STORY: Tammy Slaton’s Husband Caleb Willingham Seemingly Confirms He & the “1000-Lb. Sisters” Star Have Split: “I’m Hurt, Mad, Confused & Alone”

(Photos: TLC; Instagram)

12 Responses


  1. You guys are too funny!!! “rubbing their tracks together”.
    They didn’t have a chance. Barely knew each other. And then…. He doesn’t stick to the diet when she worked so hard on her own. To hell with him.


  2. THIS. This is why you don’t date/marry someone you meet in rehab… Or even date a good full year into recovery.


  3. I’m glad to see Tammy is following the plan for weight loss! I guess she finally saw she really could die.


  4. I’m a believer that this “marriage” was just for show. TLC needs drama and weight loss isn’t drama so let’s get the other sister married. Well, now both are getting divorced so that should bring on the drama if there’s another season.


  5. I’d only be surprised if anyone is actually surprised by this.

    Homeboy stalked her at the facility and specifically went there for her. I mean, what did anyone think would happen? They would live happily ever after rubbing their trachs together, as Chris so eloquently put it? Come on, now. ??


    1. Am I mistaken, or after the wedding, someone asked Tammy and Caleb when they will leave the center? Tammy said November, Caleb said never.

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