Lola Guillory recently came out to her family, and her aunt and uncle who helped her through weight loss surgery aren't supportive
It’s been an eventful few months for Lola Guillory.
First, three months ago, she underwent gastric bypass surgery to lose some of her 597 lbs., and she’s successfully lost 120 lbs.
With her newfound energy, Guillory, 25, decided to take a huge step, and tell some of her friends and family that she’s transgender, and that she intends to live life as a woman. But it hasn’t gone as well as she hoped.
“Word has spread really fast,” Guillory says in this exclusive clip from Wednesday’s finale of My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now?. “A lot of them have sent me these wonderful messages of support, but I feel like my aunt and uncle didn’t respond well to the news about me. And today, I saw this video that my aunt shared online, that seems to be directed at me, because it’s this guy going on about transgender people using the bathroom.”
“This is so stupid. This is so stupid.”
The lack of support from Guillory’s aunt and uncle is especially difficult for her to handle, because they were the people who helped her through weight loss surgery.
“I appreciate everything they’ve done for me with my weight loss journey, and I will never not appreciate it,” she says. “But it really hurts me that she [posted the video], because she knows about me now. And this is exactly what I didn t want to happen.”
When Guillory decided to come out, she purposely decided not to tell her more conservative family members, thinking that they wouldn’t be able to handle it. But she wanted the support of her aunt and uncle.
“I knew this was a possibility, but I was hoping they’d still accept me,” she says. “And finding out right now that they don’t, hurts. I’m just so disappointed and upset right now.”
Now her weight loss progress is slowing, and the family stress is leading Guillory to eat junk food again.
“I didn’t want to have to deal with this.”
The season finale of TLC s My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now? airs Wednesday, May 18 at 9/8c.