‘1000-Lb. Best Friends’: Vannessa’s Darkest Secrets Revealed

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If you’ve been keeping up with 1000-Lb. Best Friends, then you’ve seen that each of the women really struggles with mental health issues. The show may be about their weight loss journey, but they’ll need to tackle their mental health before they really get anywhere.

And one of the show’s most popular figures is about to reveal some of her darkest secrets in the upcoming episode.

Vannessa Cross of 1000-Lb. Best Friends wants to come clean about her past

1000-Lb. Best Friends viewers love Vannessa Cross. She frequently tells it like it is and has the best body confidence of all the women. However, she admits she still has a lot of internal struggles she often keeps to herself.

In recent episodes, we’ve seen Vannessa and Meghan Crumpler explore therapy together. The two women both know they need to work through a lot of psychological issues before they can be physically well. This is where we last left the women when the last episode ended.

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In the new 1000-Lb. Best Friends episode, we’ll get to know more about Vannessa’s past.

“There are things I’ve done in my past. Things I’ve just — physically and emotionally had to do,” Vannessa confesses in an exclusive clip obtained by PEOPLE.

The TLC star reveals to her therapist that at times she sold her body just so that she would have enough money to buy enough food. She has two sons at home and couldn’t find another way to feed them.

Without a doubt, this would be an incredibly difficult situation for anyone to make. Hopefully, fans will show compassion once the new 1000-Lb. Best Friends episode airs.

The pain of Vannessa’s past still haunts her to this day

PEOPLE reveals that in a different interview, Vannessa says it’s been about eight years since the last time she engaged in s*x work.

“That was an extremely dark time in my life,” she admitted. “I would not have done it in any way shape or form except for the fact it was either do that or go hungry, go without clothing, go without diapers, go without rent. And while I’m thankful my circumstances have changed a lot since then, the pain really has never left me.”

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Up until that point, Vannessa admits only her sister and Meghan knew about that chapter of her life. But now, she made the brave decision to share it with her therapist and the entire audience of 1000-Lb. Best Friends too.

Vannessa Cross shows a lot of bravery and vulnerability in this clip. Hopefully she will be able to work through the pain of her past so she can get on the right track to a healthier lifestyle.

If you want to keep up with the latest 1000-Lb. Best Friends news, follow us online. We’ll be here to keep you filled in with Vannessa and the rest of the gang.

Don’t forget to tune into the new episode on TLC this Monday night!

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