• Steven Assanti is a former reality TV star from the TLC show “My 600lb Life”
• He is said to have married Stephanie Sanger, a licensed massage therapist
• He developed his addiction towards food during high school and decided to not pursue a college degree
• He was kicked out of a hospital during the filming of the show, as he became aggressive and rude when denied pizza
• His net worth is estimated to be over $10,000
- 1 Steven Assanti Wiki Bio
- 2 What happened to Steven Assanti?
- 3 Is he dead today?
- 4 Early life and education
- 5 Problems with his weight and his appearance on TV
- 6 The “My 600lb Life” show
- 7 Personal life and relationships
- 8 Being rude to the hospital staff
- 9 Steven’s appearance and net worth
- 10 Social media presence
Steven Assanti Wiki Bio
Steven Assanti was born in Providence, Rhode Island USA, on 2 December 1981, so under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius and holding American nationality – he is popular for appearing in the “My 600lb Life” TLC show.
What happened to Steven Assanti?
It is not known for sure what happened to Steven Assanti. After leaving the “My 600lb Life” show, he is said to have continued to lose weight and remained truthful to his promise to himself of leaving the life he had before. He is also said to have married Stephanie Sanger, who is a licensed massage therapist.
Is he dead today?
Even though there were some rumors about Steven being dead because he hasn’t appeared on TV in the past couple of years, these are not true. Steven might not be appearing on TV anymore but that is only because he is no longer overweight – he underwent surgery and is now taking good care of his health. He is even said to be married for nearly a year now.
Early life and education
Steven spent some of his childhood in Rhode Island and some in Texas as he moved there together with his family during his teen years. There is not much known about Steven’s family as he prefers not to talk about them, but it is known that his brother Justin is overweight as well, as they both appeared in the show. Their parents separated because their mother was an alcoholic, and they were raised by their father.
Steven developed his addiction towards food during the years he spent at high school – after matriculation, he decided not to pursue a college degree.
Problems with his weight and his appearance on TV
Steven gained the attention of the public after his appearance in the “Dr. Phil” show in 2007, during which he talked about his goal of losing weight and getting his life back to normal – he also talked about his goal of becoming an actor. Three years passed and no progress was made –until Steven make a video plea to appear in “The Biggest Loser” show, but his request was denied (that’s how big of a loser he was).
Soon after that, TLC approached him and asked if he wanted to appear in their “My 600lb Life” show – Steven was in bad shape at that moment as he weighed over 730lb, and his leg was infected. Even though he was doing more or less well during the show, after it was done, his condition worsened and he gained even more weight. He and his brother Justin decided to seek the best doctor they could, and they eventually spoke to the famous Iranian surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. The surgeon decided to help the two brothers ,and after Steven underwent gastric bypass surgery, he managed to lose a large amount of weight. He hasn’t appeared on TV since then, but is said to have continued to lose weight, and is leading a happy and healthy life today.
The “My 600lb Life” show
“My 600lb Life” is a reality TV series which has been airing on the TLC channel since 2012. Every episode of the series follows a single person who is seriously obese, and shows one year of their life – all those who star in the show weigh over 600lbs, and try to lose weight during that one year of filming. The patients are working with the most famous surgeon for obese people, Younan Nowzaradan – he firstly tries to lower their weight by diets and exercises, and then suggests surgeries such as gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy.
The series also has a special part entitled “Where are they now?”, which shows whether or not the previous patients have managed to maintain weight-loss and have begun living a healthy life.
Personal life and relationships
Steven is very secretive when it comes to his personal matters. He has never talked about his past or present affairs, but the public believes this is because he hasn’t had much luck with the girls because of his weight.
However, Steven is rumored to be married to Stephanie Sanger, who is a licensed massage therapist – she uploaded a picture with Steven on her Facebook profile, with a caption that reads ‘It’s a nice day for a white wedding. Just married Stephanie Assanti and Steven Assanti — cross my heart and hope to die to my lover I’ll never lie. It’s just him and I’. The two’s wedding supposedly took place in the Des Moines judge’s chambers on 17 May 2018 – they are also said to have matching tattoos, as Steven’s reads ‘she loves all my dark’ while Stephanie’s reads ‘he sees all my light’.
Being rude to the hospital staff
It is certainly not a nice thing to be rude to someone who is only trying to help you. While Steven was lying in a hospital during the filming of the “My 600lb Life”, he became very rude and aggressive towards the people working in the hospital. Why? Because he wanted to order pizza and the staff would not let him. The scene ended with Steven being kicked out of the hospital due to his inappropriate behavior.
Steven’s appearance and net worth
Steven is currently 37 years old. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, he wears glasses, but his height and – unsurprisingly – weight are not known. According to authoritative sources, Steven’s current net worth is over $10,000.
Social media presence
Steven is not active on the Internet at all, however, there are some fan-made (or hater-made) accounts on several platforms. There exists a Twitter account which was launched in March 2011, followed by over 550 people but it doesn’t have a single tweet on it. There is also a YouTube channel site entitled “Steven Assanti Official” aka “fatboygetdownlive”, which was launched on 29 October 2012, and so far counts nearly 1,000 subscribers.