There has been a lot of drama in the past with Tammy Slaton of 1000-Lb Sisters and her now-ex-boyfriend Jerry Sykes. As fans, we really didn't collectively approve of Jerry, since he was cheating on his sick wife with Tammy. A lot of fans also criticized Tammy for being in a clearly unhealthy relationship. In February 2020, after one Twitter user pointed out that Jerry was married, Tammy responded, “Are you aware that I do know he is married, and his wife is very sick, so you ain’t telling me nothing I don’t know.”
Jerry has reportedly been with other reality TV stars, which people also pointed out. Tammy responded, "Just stay out of my business, dang. I was with him before I got on TV … I've been talking for going on four years now.”
While Tammy and Jerry's relationship was anything but conventional, it seemed to have possibly run its course after Tammy told Jerry she was pansexual in an early 2021 episode. "I am pansexual. It means love is love. I would date anybody whether they're transgender, straight, gay," Tammy explained.
But according to sources, that's not why Jerry ended things with Tammy.
Is Tammy Slaton still with Jerry?
According a TMZ report from early 2021, Jerry said he decided to leave Tammy because he felt guilty about what he was putting his wife through. According to Jerry, he needed to resolve his issues with his wife before he could be a proper boyfriend for Tammy.
Apparently Jerry's wife, Kia Russell-Rucker Sykes, found out about her husband's affair with Tammy through friends and TV. Per the TMZ report, Kia said Tammy was a home-wrecker and that she and Jerry were separated, but that he still helped her out financially.
Most fans of 1000-lb Sisters are glad things are over between Tammy and Jerry. Not only is Jerry married, but he may have been a bad influence on Tammy in regard to her weight. While he'd been supportive of Tammy's weight loss journey, he'd also told her he didn't want her to be "too skinny," and had been pretty vocal about how he likes bigger women. Could that be why Tammy continued to gain weight?
Jerry told Tammy that he wanted her to lose 200 pounds, but that he didn't want to take care of her, since it's so much work. Jerry encouraged Tammy to get to a place where she could get weight loss surgery so that she could be more mobile. Sounds like somebody was evading responsibility.
Did Tammy and Jerry get back together?
While it seems as though Jerry and Tammy haven't completely cut contact with each other, it doesn't seem that the two of them are rekindling their relationship any time soon.
In fact, for a while there, it seemed as though Tammy had moved on in her love life and found someone new. She began posting pictures with a mystery man online, never revealing who he was but making it clear to her followers that she had moved on.
Unfortunately, many of those photos have since been deleted from her Instagram, leading many to believe that she's split with this mystery man.
It seems the state of her love life will be a subject touched on in Season 3, so it's possible we'll learn more about her recent romances very soon.
Watch new episodes of 1000-lb Sisters every Monday on TLC at 10 p.m. EST.