Although 1000-Lb Sisters stars Amy Slaton and Michael Halterman’s impending divorce is shocking, there are likely reasons for this new development. Amy and Michael Halterman are not the most exciting couple, but their relationship gave off a sense of stability for the most part. The two famously eloped in 2017 before tying the knot in 2019. The wedding ceremony was documented on the show and ushered in a new sense of life for Amy.
Michael quickly won the hearts of fans with the way he supported his wife throughout her weight-loss journey. The two looked to have a great understanding of each other, and the birth of their first son Gage in 2020 only solidified their union further. However, cracks began to appear in their relationship with the birth of their second son Glenn in July. After reports of Amy and Michael’s divorce emerged, fans have posed three likely reasons for this shocking development.
1000-Lb Sisters’ star Michael Got Tired Of Amy’s Laziness
Since Amy and Michael’s divorce was confirmed, fans have been discussing the former couple on social media. On Reddit, one particular user Lexifer31 started a thread about the duo’s divorce, which had the tagline, “Amy and Michael Divorcing Megathread.” Many of the show’s fans joined the thread to air their thoughts about the possible reasons behind the couple’s split. Several viewers pointed out that Amy’s laziness must have been a significant cause for Michael’s decision to get a divorce.
One Redditor, u/KittycatVuitton, noted how Amy enjoyed playing the victim and expected everyone to be at her beck and call no matter their schedule. The user showed no sympathy for Amy and blamed her for the failure of her marriage — adding that the reality star offered nothing in the union compared to Michael. The user also said that Amy would struggle to cope as a single mother due to her laziness. They concluded by dismissing Amy’s chances of finding someone as invested in her as her now ex-husband.
1000-Lb Sisters’ Amy and Michael Weren’t Prepared For A Second Child
As the conversation continued, another group of fans saw things differently. These viewers felt that Amy and Michael welcoming a second child so soon after their first facilitated the breakdown of their relationship. One Reddit user u/JadedMcGrath, vouched for Michael’s love for Amy. The user also claimed that Michael loved having kids, but the reality of having two young children was too overwhelming for him.
The user also explained how Michael divided his time between “helping Amy/Tammy, work, & then his personal downtime.” With the birth of their children, Michael could barely manage any personal time, and the user highlighted this as a significant reason for the former couple’s fallout. They did share optimism for a reconciliation between the two.
1000-Lb Sisters’ fans Think Jason Influenced Michael
As the conversations over Amy and Michael’s divorce intensified, more facts about the former couple’s family dynamics emerged. Many of the show’s fans knew that Amy’s half-sister Amanda Slaton had married Michael’s brother Jason Halterman. The duo were married for 23 years and share four sons. However, during season 4 of 1000-Lb Sisters, Amanda announced her divorce from her ex-husband Jason. Interestingly, Jason has never appeared on the show and even prevented his kids from appearing on camera.
Many of the show’s viewers believe the interplay of the relationship between the four parties may have contributed to Amy and Michael’s divorce. More specifically, some fans thought that Jason may have influenced Michael in some way to get a divorce. One of the users, u/skoden1981, queried,
“Does anyone else think maybe his brother and Amy’s sister divorcing could have had something to do with it? I know NOTHING of their family dynamics, but it was just a thought.”
Another user u/Playful-Meringue8029 echoed the same thoughts and pointed out how Jason might have been instrumental in getting his brother Micheal legal representation. The user concluded that Michael’s recent behavior is likely a result of having Jason in his ears and also due to the change in dynamism in the family due to Amanda’s divorce. There is no doubt that the 1000-Lb Sisters viewers feel disappointed by Amy and Michael’s divorce. While some may still hold a small hope of the two reconciling, others anticipate drama from their divorce proceedings.