1000-Lb. Sisters star Tammy Slaton admits she and late husband Caleb Willingham ‘felt like roommates’ after they married because rehab facility where they were living refused to let them share a bed ‘for safety reasons’

TLC star Tammy Slaton has opened up about life with husband Caleb Willingham in the new season of 1000-Lb. Sisters, admitting they ‘felt like roommates’ before he passed away.

Caleb died from unknown causes at age 40 on June 30, just months after the couple tied the knot in November last year.

Tammy met Caleb at Windsor Lane Rehabilitation Center in Gibsonburg, Ohio, in 2022, and they married at the rehab center not long after – and remained living at the facility throughout their marriage.

Now, the reality star, who underwent surgery to drop the pounds at the end of 2022, has discussed some of the issues she faced during her marriage – including their struggle to find private time as newlyweds, in a clip filmed before her husband died.

‘It’s been two months since I got married,’ Tammy, 37, said in a preview for season 5 of 1000-Lb. Sisters, obtained by Entertainment Tonight.

‘I am really happy with Caleb. He’s the best thing that has possibly ever happened to me,’ she says.

‘But they won’t let us sleep in the same bed for safety reasons,’ Tammy continued in the clip. ‘It’s our first apartment [but we] still kinda feel like roommates.’

In the clip, Tammy admitted it was difficult to find time to be intimate with each other as they were both in the rehab center.

‘I think one of the hardest parts about being newlyweds in a facility is the privacy,’ she acknowledges in the clip.

‘Not only… people don’t knock… but every time we turn around there’s somebody there,’ she added.

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However, she gushed about how she loves sharing her life with Caleb.

‘He’s someone that I’m comfortable with. I mean, if I’m farting in front of him, that says a lot. I’ll burp in front of you all day long, but to pass gas? That’s magical,’ she quipped.

Caleb added at the time: ‘Everybody tells me that Tammy and I are such a cute couple. In my opinion, we’re the type of couple who makes people sick.’

In the upcoming season of 1000-Lb. Sisters, viewers will be taken through their journey as Tammy adjusts to life outside the rehab clinic after leaving in February this year.

It will also show Tammy struggling with Caleb gaining weight and ‘backsliding’ in his recovery, which was apparently a point of contention in their relationship.

Caleb and Tammy were reportedly estranged when he died on June 30, according to The Sun.

An insider told the publication that Tammy was ‘ready to file for divorce’ after they had a falling out over their diets.

‘They split up because Caleb hasn’t been following his diet in rehab,’ they alleged at the time. ‘He has gained 30lbs and hasn’t been working his program.’

They claimed Caleb tried to repair their marriage while they were separated, but his efforts were unsuccessful and Tammy was reportedly set to finalize the divorce.

The TLC star was still heartbroken after his death, sharing a tribute to Instagram which read: ‘RIP sweet angel, you will forever be missed and loved so much thank you Caleb for showing me real love and happiness.’

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She won legions of fans as she starred alongside her sister Amy Slaton in the hit show ‘1000-LB Sisters’.

Tammy, who was previously wheelchair bound and required oxygen, reached her weight loss goal – going from 717 pounds to 534 pounds – and successfully qualified for bariatric surgery at the end of 2022.

In June, she revealed she can now walk unassisted without oxygen following her impressive 300lbs weight loss.

She’s since maintained her slimmed-down physique with a new healthy lifestyle – sharing on Instagram it’s due to ditching sugar, soda, and reduce portion size.

1000 Lb. Sisters airs Dec. 12 on TLC.