‘1000-Lb. Best Friends’: Vannessa Cross Revisits Painful Losses

Vannessa Cross from 1000-Lb. Best Friends, TLC

By and large, it’s easy to see why Vannessa Cross has become a fan favorite of 1000-Lb Best. Friends viewers. She’s strong, determined, and willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her goals.

Fans have loved watching her journey from her time on Too Large through today. And it doesn’t seem like Vannessa has any plans to stop now.

However, the TLC star has navigated through some incredibly difficult experiences in her life. Recently, she opened up on Instagram to share her feelings with her followers.

1000-Lb. Best Friends star Vannessa Cross reflects on her losses

On most days, 1000-Lb. Best Friends star Vannessa Cross is a ray of sunshine. But just like everyone else, she’s had her share of hardships and problems.

In a Season 1 episode, the TLC star burst into tears as she recalled her time as a sex worker so she could provide for her family. She’s also lost many close family members and experienced deep heartache. It seems like these painful memories are what prompted her recent Instagram post.

Vannessa Cross from Instagram
Vannessa Cross/Instagram

1000-Lb. Best Friends viewers might remember that Vannessa has lost many loved ones to health complications stemming from obesity. This is also why fans have watched her take such a firm approach with her son’s size onscreen. She’s clearly terrified of losing her child too.

“What I would give to be able to see my mom and my dad or my husband to show them how beautiful I have become they never saw me under 500 pounds my father would be so proud of me. I would give anything to hear his voice again 🥲😞😞 For them to see me now 😋😋” Vannessa captioned an Instagram upload.

The photo only contains the words, “Missing someone that ain’t coming back is a different kind of hurt.”

Vannessa Cross from Instagram
Vannessa Cross/Instagram

This is a sentiment that many can empathize with. Several of Vannessa’s followers left kind words for her in the comments section.

They do see you know, they’ve been with you every day ❤️❤️❤️” one fan wrote in the comments. 

They may be closer than you realize. I too am without my parents and wish they could see me now,” another added. “I believe in God, I believe they’re close, I believe they know how you shine brightly now. 🙏 ❤️”

Is the season over for now?

1000-Lb. Best Friends fans might have noticed that there haven’t been any new episodes for a while. Although fans are always hungry for more content, it seems that Season 2 has officially drawn to a close.

It’s not yet known whether or not TLC will pick up the show for a third season, but fans can always dream. In the meantime, all four of the stars have active Instagram accounts where fans can keep up with them.

Stay tuned for more updates on the 1000-Lb. Best Friends cast! You won’t want to miss out on a single story.

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