MY Big Fat Fabulous Life star Whitney Way Thore looked unrecognizable in a throwback photo.
The 37-year-old posted the snap from her teen years on Instagram.
While taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Whitney shared a throwback photo and recent photo of her and her friend Heather.
In the first snap, the two teens smiled for the camera and were all dolled up in eye shadow, eyeliner and lipstick.
The second picture captured the friends posing together in a pool, which was taken much more recently.
Whitney explained it was Heather’s birthday in the caption, writing: “@isntsheheather has been blessing my life as my best friend since 2002!”
The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star continued: “(An interesting little tidbit is that we met when Todd called me to come choreograph his high school’s production of GREASE and also play Cha-Cha. Heather was Rizzo…and was also dating Todd! 🙈)
“Since then, I have enjoyed the longest-lasting and best friendship of my life and I am so grateful for Heather. What a gift it is to have a friend who is loyal, steadfast, and always wants the best for you. A friend who I’ve shared my best times, worst times, and biggest laughs with.
“How wonderful it is to watch your best friend be so amazing, so smart, so talented, so beautiful, and such a good mother.”
Whitney concluded: “I am so lucky to know you and love you, @isntsheheather! You’re the best. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
The TV personality celebrated her friend’s birthday after she admitted it’s “painful” that her ex-fiance Chase Severino is engaged again.
During a previous episode of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Chase revealed his engagement news while they were catching up with Whitney at a bar.
He mentioned that his brother-in-law was “trying to take my thunder because he did it three days after I proposed.”
Whitney realized: “That sounded really weird.”
Due to the confusion, she blurted out: “I just heard myself say that, but no really, congratulations.”
Chase said he was “glad” that they could “be friends” and that the two were “cool about it.”
After hearing the engagement news, the reality star confessed: “I definitely never expected that this would be so painful to hear.”
She continued: “It’s crazy to think that within a year, someone that I used to be in a relationship with is now a father and is engaged, and I’m still single with no children, obviously, and I don’t even know like, what is going on with my love life.”
THE BREAK UP
She told her followers: “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.
“Chase recently told me this information and the fact that it had resulted in a pregnancy. Chase will be a father in October.”
Chase confirmed the news and stated: “I have nothing but love and respect for Whitney and our time together. Thank you for always supporting us.
“As we now go our separate ways, I ask for privacy for Whitney, myself, and the mother of my child who wishes to remain anonymous.”
Chase welcomed his daughter Aurora in September 2020 with Sara Jackson.
Despite having her heart broken by Chase, Whitney has moved on with a new man.
BRIDE TO BE?
Fans recently suspected the pair are engaged after the TV personality showed off her diamond ring in an Instagram post.
Whitney posted a photo of herself posing while sitting in the passenger seat of a car.
She captioned the post: “Used truck energy.”
After fans kept asking about the ring, Whitney set the record straight and replied: “Why does everyone think just bc she has a ring on that finger means something??”
She revealed: “I bought this salt and pepper diamond for myself!”