1000-lb BEST FRIENDS’ Tina Arnold LEFT a brutal workout that wasn’t working out for her.
The group’s ‘mom’ on the TLC show broke down in tears during the shocking scene and was slammed by fans as a “cry baby.”
Tina Arnold was slammed as a ‘cry baby’ on 1000-lb Best FriendsCredit: TLC
Tina attended a “Barbarian Burn” workout with her four cast members and quickly got burn-out that resulted in an emotional exit while her friends stood there stunned.
“They’re coming at me, yelling screaming,” she said in the open gym about the intense workout.
“They’re gonna have to back off me or I’m gonna leave. I can’t handle yelling.”
Tina then tearfully stormed to the bathroom of the gym as she cried.
Meghan, who was using oxygen during the episode due to “respiratory problems,” explained in confessional: “Tina is running off in tears right now.”
Meghan then followed Tina to the bathroom to console the “Mom” of the group: “I understand what you’re going through, it was a lot for me. I think we’re all fighting something here.”
Tina said as she cried through the shut door: “I’m having issues with the screaming and the yelling, I’m immediately thrown back to when I was younger.
“There were a lot of loud aggressive men in my past and trauma there that hasn’t been settled,” she admitted.
During the earlier February 7 premiere of 1000-lb Best Friends, Vannessa screamed at Meghan during a hula-hoop workout that spun out of control.
Meghan said she feared she’d “have to bury” her BFF during the heated moment.
Vannessa, 42, and her BFF Meghan, 43 met for a hula-hoop workout which saw both besties don purple hula hoops with a ball-shaped weight attached.
“Stand there and look cute,” Meghan, who devised the workout concept, instructed.
“Well, that’s a given,” Vannessa joked.
But things quickly descended as Vannessa struggled with her hoop.
“It only went because I spun it,” Vannessa tearfully said, getting more heated.
“Shut the f*** up for a g*ddamn second,” she yelled.
Meghan, who is the thinner of the two having successfully had bariatric surgery, was emotional in the confessional.
“It’s not my fault she’s overweight, she needs to take accountability for herself.
“It makes me so angry. I just want to shake her and say, ‘What is it going to take? I don’t want to bury you.'”
Of the purple hoop she wore, Vannessa then yelled, “Come and get this f***king thing off me.”
“That’s not OK,” Vannessa cried as she sat on a stump and began to cough. “I wanna be better, I wanna feel better, I don’t want to hurt after five minutes of exercise.”
“The point is you’re trying,” Meghan consoled. “Up until last year [before her surgery], I was more than you.”
“I’m jealous of the fact that she did it,” Vannessa said in confessional.
“Oh sh*t…. #1000lbfriends,” one Twitter user wrote as the friend fight broke out.
“Can’t they think of any other exercise? How about walking in a pool?” wrote another, critiquing the workout choice.
“Vannessa is giving Tammy vibes,” wrote a third, referring to TLC’s 1000-lb Sisters show.
VANNESSA & MEGHAN UNCOVERED
1000-lb Best Friends is a reality show focused on the weight loss journeys of Meghan, Vannessa, and their two friends and support systems Ashley and Tina.
At their heaviest, Vannessa and Meghan’s weight combined was a total of 1,000 pounds, according to In Touch.
However, as the heavier Vannessa explained of their effort to both have bariatric weight loss surgery:
“Meghan got the surgery, but I didn’t.”
Last year, on Discovery+’s Too Large, famed surgeon Dr. Charles Procter, who helped Amy Slaton from 1000-lb Sisters, performed surgery on Meghan to help her lose weight.
Meghan went from 500 pounds to 330 pounds at the beginning of episode one.
Vannessa didn’t qualify for the surgery and is now at 444 pounds.
Vannessa and Meghan met in elementary school in Georgia.
“I was actually being bullied and picked on real bad,” Vannessa said on the show. “Meghan came along and became my best friend.”
The show chronicles their respective attempts to lose more weight.
Viewers can catch 1000-Lb Best Friends Monday nights at 10pm ET on TLC, as well as with a Discovery+ membership.
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