Tammy Slaton has more to say about her husband’s death.
As previously reported, Caleb Willingham passed away last week at the very young age of 40.
The tragic news was confirmed by Willingham’s mother as well as Amanda Halterman, whose husband is married to Amy Slaton.
Amy, of course, is Tammy’s sister… who exchanged vows with Willingham in November 2022 outside the rehab facility where they met.
“Please whisper a prayer for our family and all of Caleb’s family,” Amanda wrote on Facebook early Saturday morning. Caleb Willingham sits at the feet of Jesus. Heaven has a good one!”
“I didn’t spend much time with him, but the messages he sent helped me through so many dark times.
“I am so grateful for the love he showed my sister and everyone he came into contact with.”
Shortly after news of Caleb’s loss went viral, Tammy told People magazine:
“I am devastated to share the news of my husband’s passing. He was my best friend and I loved him dearly.
“When I met Caleb he became my guardian angel and now he really watches over me.
“Our families appreciate everyone’s compassion and ask that you respect our privacy at this time.”
While fans of 1000-Lb Sisters were shocked and heartbroken to learn of Willingham’s death, many were also confused.
What exactly was his status with Slaton at the time? Had they really broken up, as we had heard and written about this spring?
Tammy gave a little insight in a new TikTok video this weekend.
“Yeah, we had issues, but I loved that guy, and I still do,” Tammy said through tears in this footage.
Then she continued as follows:
“I miss him like crazy, but I just wanted to thank everyone for… I’m sorry.”
Tammy could hardly continue at this point. She had to stop to come to herself.
“Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I appreciate it, I really do,” she continued.
To be clear, Caleb’s cause of death has not yet been determined and/or announced.
However, The Sun previously reported that he wasn’t making much progress on his weight loss journey.
“He [had] gained 30 pounds and [hadn’t] worked on his program,” an insider told this outlet in May, adding how Slaton reacted:
“She’d have to take care of him once he’s out of rehab, which is she’s taking care of a completely different person when she can barely take care of herself, so the relationship [was] senseless.”
Tammy concluded on TikTok:
“Thank you all from the bottom of my heart, I really loved him.”
On July 1, Willingham’s brother commented on Facebook about the loss of his brother, writing:
“I can’t believe I’m making this post but today GOD called my big brother home. RIP Caleb Willingham aka Killa K aka Double K aka half of the dynamic WWF tag team champions The W Boys aka my biggest supporter in everything I do.
“You will forever be loved and missed. Until we meet again.”
Tammy and Caleb met in 2022 at a weight loss rehabilitation center in Ohio.
However, Slaton left this program several months ago and now lives in Kentucky, having lost hundreds of pounds.
“She talked about getting a divorce but he started to deteriorate medically so she got scared and did nothing,” The Sun recently reported.
“She still loved him, but it was hard for her not to see him trying to get better.”
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