1000-LB SISTERS star Amy Slaton’s family has never liked her estranged husband Michael Halterman, as they feel he is both “jealous” and “lazy,” The US Sun can exclusively report.
According to an insider, Amy’s family has been supportive of the mom of two through her sad split from Michael, 40, after five years of marriage.
TLCAmy Slaton’s family ‘hates’ her ‘lazy’ ex-husband, Michael Halterman[/caption]
Instagram/Amy SlatonA source has shared Amy’s family thinks Michael has been ‘jealous’ over their two kids, Gage and Glenn[/caption]
As The U.S. Sun first reported, 1000-Lb Sisters star Amy, 35, ended her marriage to Michael recently, and moved in with her sister Tammy, 36, who recently returned to Kentucky from rehab.
The source said: “No one in the family likes Michael.
“They think he’s lazy with the kids, and jealous of the attention Amy gives to the boys.”
Michael and Amy’s sons Gage, two, and Glenn, eight months, are also staying at Tammy’s home.
According to a source, the reason behind Amy and Michael’s split stems from months of fighting over Gage and Glenn.
According to the insider, Amy wants her kids to continue starring on the family’s reality show – however, Michael doesn’t want his sons to be on camera at all.
The insider claims Amy and Michael have been secretly arguing since October over the issue, among other topics.
A source exclusively told The U.S. Sun: “[Michael] doesn’t want the kids to be on the show, but Amy disagrees.”
“They have been fighting over this for months.”
Amy and Michael, who welcomed their youngest son Glenn in July 2022, have not yet filed for divorce in the state of Kentucky, The U.S. Sun can confirm.
The U.S. Sun has reached out to Amy’s representatives for comment.
Michael met Amy in high school and they have been in a relationship for several years.
The pair eventually tied the knot on March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tennessee.
The wedding news came after Michael revealed on his YouTube channel that they previously eloped back in June 2017.
Their two-year-old son, Gage, was born on November 10, 2020, just months after Amy underwent vital gastric band surgery to reduce her weight.
Along with fighting with her husband, Amy has also been at odds with producers.
Previously, The U.S. Sun revealed the cast of 1,000-Lb Sisters – including Amy, her sister Tammy, their half-brother Chris Combs, and their half-sister Amanda – feel they could be making more money if they left their current production network’s contract.
Tensions have been high between the Slaton family and producers, as they’ve been arguing over salaries and the narrative of the show, according to an insider.
The source claimed Tammy and her family are in talks with another production company to start filming a spin-off show.
Presently, Tammy takes up most of the screen time in recent seasons, and a source close to the Slaton family has shared she only makes around $2,000 to $3,000 per episode.
The insider also claimed Tammy spent all of her earnings from the show paying for her 14 months of weight rehab without financial support from the producers.
Meanwhile, Tammy’s half-sister Amanda – who joined the cast during season three – allegedly only takes in about $700 a month for her appearances on the show, according to the source.
The 1000-Lb Sisters insider said Amy makes the most on the show because both of her sons Gage and Glenn have contracts.
Although according to the source, the kids’ cash isn’t going into Amy’s pocket: she has the funds set up in trusts to go toward her boys’ college tuition.
On top of the small salaries, the family also feels producers aren’t telling their story truthfully.
The insider close to the TLC stars claims every time a cast member attempts to have a “serious conversation” on the show, the producers edit it out.
Everyone in season four Part A – including Tammy’s husband Caleb – has signed contracts to film Part B and can’t accept any other commercial opportunities in the meantime.
INSTAGRAM/amyslaton_haltermanPreviously, The US Sun reported Amy plans to file for divorce from her husband Michael[/caption]
Instagram / Amy SlatonThe couple has been in secret fights over Gage and Glenn for months[/caption]
TLCTammy, Amy’s sister, has been supportive through the sad split as she lets her crash in her Kentucky home[/caption]