Viewers have been obsessed with Whitney Thore's journey ever since My Big Fat Fabulous Life premiered on TLC in January 2015. From Whitney's dating life to her close-knit group of friends and business ventures catered toward women of all sizes, fans just can't get enough.
Naturally, viewers have been wondering ever since Season 9 wrapped up: Will there be a Season 10 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life? Here's what we know.
Will there be a Season 10 of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life'?
TLC has officially announced that Season 10 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life is happening — and the premiere date is Aug. 9, 2022.
A news release described some of the main storylines for MBFFL Season 10, according to Starcasm: “The Thores are devastated after a stroke leaves Babs hospitalized with an uncertain road to recovery. With the help of her supportive friend group, Whitney musters the strength to be the pillar her family needs during their darkest time.”
It also mentioned the fact that Whitney's ex Lennie is back in her life. But is it for business or something more? The release reads: “Elsewhere, things get tricky for Whitney when she mixes her professional and personal life by hiring her ex-boyfriend, Lennie, to help with her online fitness videos.”
Other major milestones that were teased are Buddy's engagement to his girlfriend and Ashley's pregnancy with her second baby. The press release ends with: “Will Whitney find a love match for Heather as well? Or will a sexy Caribbean vacation have more in store than Whitney bargained for?”
Season 9 of 'My Big Fat Fabulous Life' followed Whitney's budding relationship with "the Frechman."
Another major storyline in Season 9 of the TLC saw Whitney becoming close with a man from France. Initially, they connected on a language exchange app — but the flirty nature of their interactions (combined with Whitney's giddiness whenever she talked about him) made it obvious there was some serious chemistry between them.
Because Whitney's French tutor didn't want to potentially deal with the same online hate that her ex-fiancé Chase Severino received following their breakup, his face was blurred and his name was omitted from the show. Whitney referred to her boyfriend as simply, "The Frenchman."
The season finale showed Whitney preparing to travel to Paris to finally meet The Frenchman for the first time in person. To help alleviate fans' curiosity following this cliffhanger, Whitney took to Instagram to offer a present-day update on her personal life.
"I spent six weeks in Paris. I did fall in love. I am in a relationship and I’m incredibly happy!" she wrote on Nov. 2, 2021, alongside a video montage of her travels. A February 2022 update seemingly confirmed that Whitney and The Frenchman were still dating. It's unclear whether they're still together today.
Season 10 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life premieres on Aug. 9, 2022. In the meantime, you can catch up on Seasons 1–9 on the Discovery Plus app.