• Delores McRedmond is a retired secretary and school teacher, who is best known as the former wife of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan.
• Delores and Younan married in 1975 and had three children together.
• Delores was granted close to 70% of all assets in their divorce.
• Delores is a fan of novels, travels often, is a philanthropist and animal lover, and likes watching films.
• Younan is the main surgeon in TLC’s reality show “My 600-lb Life”, has published five papers and two books, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Who is Delores Nowzaradan?

Delores McRedmond was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 20 November 1953 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s a retired secretary and elementary school teacher, while she’s probably known best for being the former wife of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, a famous Iranian-born American surgeon, TV personality and author.

Early life and education

Delores was raised in Los Angeles by her parents; not a lot is known about them because she respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her mother was a housewife, and her father a businessman. Because she hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, it’s said that Delores is her parents’ only child.

She had a rather normal childhood, and thus hasn’t shared a lot about that period of her life. Delores attended a local high school in Los Angeles, and was interested in a couple of activities during her four years there, including playing tennis and appearing in school plays.

She matriculated in 1972, but as she hasn’t spoken about her further education, it’s believed that Delores didn’t attend college.

Delores’ career

Delores was an accountant prior to giving birth to her and Younan’s first child in 1978, and she then chose to quit work and focus on being a housewife and raising their children.

She eventually began teaching at Oakridge Elementary School, but is today retired.

Love life and divorce from Dr. Nowzaradan

Delores prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that she was married to Dr. Nowzaradan. She and Younan exchanged vows in 1975, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; neither has spoken about how and when they met, but it’s believed that they had been introduced by a mutual friend at a birthday party a year earlier.

Delores gave birth to their son Jonathan Nowzaradan in 1978, and their first daughter Jennifer followed in 1980; their second daughter Jessica was born in 1983.

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It was in 2002 that Delores filed for divorce in the District Court of Texas, but it was only five years later that it was finalized; Younan was found guilty of withholding records related to his assets, denying access to these and not complying with court orders. Delores was thus granted close to 70 percent of all their assets.

Neither has mentioned any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of June 2022, Delores’ seems to be single, was married to Younan Nowzaradan, and has three children with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Delores is a huge fan of novels – her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while a couple of her favorite books include “The Notebook”, “Message in a Bottle” and “Dear John”.

She’s passionate about travelling, and has been all around the world; Delores has travelled to more than 20 US states, and has visited various European, Asian and African countries, while her dream travel destination is Paris, France.

She’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations working with underprivileged children, as well as to several animal shelters, as she’s also a huge animal lover.

Delores likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actresses are Jennifer Lopez, Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite films include “Maid in Manhattan”, “The Wedding Planner” and “The Boy Next Door”.

Age, height and net worth

Delores’ age is 68. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of June 2022, Delores’ net worth stands at more than $3 million, most of which she received as a divorce settlement, while her former husband Younan’s net worth has been estimated at over $6 million.

Who is her former husband Younan Nowzaradan?

Younan was born in Tehran, Imperial State of Iran, on 11 October 1944 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he now holds American nationality, as he’s been living in the US since 1970. He’s known best for having been starring in the TLC’s reality show “My 600-lb Life” since 2012; it follows various men and women who weigh more than 600lbs (270kgs), and are trying to lose weight so that they could undergo gastric-bypass surgery.

Younan is the main surgeon on the show, firstly putting his patients on extreme diets, helping them prepare for surgery.

Younan was raised in Tehran alongside his younger brother by their parents, about whom not a lot is known, because Younan respects their privacy; it’s believed that his father was also a doctor, thus Younan’s interest in the field, and that his mother was a housewife. He was urged by his parents to focus on his education from a very young age, and is said to have been one of the best students while attending a local high school; Younan was interested in several activities during those four years, including playing soccer and swimming.


Upon matriculating in 1962, he enrolled at the University of Tehran, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1966, subsequently graduating with a Master’s degree in 1968, and becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1970.

Upon moving to the US, he enrolled at Saint Louis University’s Medical Orientation Program, and then took a Rotating Surgical Internship at St. John Hospital; Younan eventually became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He has since published five papers on laparoscopy and obesity, and today works at Houston Obesity Surgery in Texas, and is also often called to help at a couple of local hospitals.

In 2007, a year after Younan had performed gastric bypass surgery on Tina Shepard, the girl died from blood poisoning and liver failure, and Younan was thus sued by her parents, who claimed that he had failed to inform her about the risks of the surgery, as well as failed to provide her with proper aftercare. He stated that numerous appointments were made for Tina, but that she never showed up; the case was dismissed.

Besides “My 600-lb Life”, Younan could also have been seen appearing in a couple of other reality shows and series, including three episodes of the British medical documentary series “Body Shock”.

He has published two books: “Last Chance to Live” in 2017, and “The Scale Does Not Lie, People Do” in 2019.

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