|Real Name:||Delores Anne McRedmond|
|Birthday:||November 20, 1953|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Occupation:||American Teacher, Secretary, Former Wife of Dr. Younan Nowzaradan|
You are probably familiar with Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, an American physician, author, and television personality. He is the weight-loss coach of the TLC television series My 600-lb Life. But how much do you about his family? His son is the brain behind the show, but what about his wife Delores Nowzaradan?
Today, we will talk about Delores and her marriage to Dr. Younan Nowzaradan. When did they meet? When did they get married? Why did they get a divorce?
Let’s take a look.
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Who Is Her Former Husband?
First, we have to talk a bit about Dr. Now. Born Younan Nowzaradan, he is more widely known as Dr. Now. The Iranian-born American doctor, TV personality, and author specializes in vascular surgery and bariatric surgery. He has helped many obese people lose weight on My 600-LB Life.
He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He is an Assyrian. Dr. Now graduated in 1970 from the University of Tehran with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
Following his graduation, Younan moved to the United States of America. Once there, he participated in the Medical Orientation Program at Saint Louis University in 1971. He completed a rotating surgical internship at St. John Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is also a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
He works in Houston Obesity Surgery in Houston, Texas. Yet, he also practices at several local hospitals. Over the years, Doctor Nowzaradan has published several articles on obesity and laparoscopy.
In 2013, he began appearing on the My 600-Lb Life as a weight-loss coach and surgeon. His son Jonathan Nowzaradan works as director and producer of the TV show.
Dr. Now has also appeared in installments of Body Shock, including episodes Half Ton Dad, Half Ton Teen, and Half Ton Mum.
As of January 2023, he has published two books. In 2017, he released Last Chance to Live. Two years later, in 2019, he released The Scale Does Not Lie, People Do.
Dr. Now was married to Dolores McRedmond for 27 years. She is now known as Delores Nowzaradan. They got divorced in 2002. Younan and Dolores have three children together, with Jonathan being the most famous of them. He works as a director and producer at the My 600 Lb Life TV show.
Now let’s go back to Delores Nowzaradan and her early life. Born Delores McRedmond in November 1953, she will turn 70 years in 2023. She holds American nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity.
There is no information about how and when the two began dating. They tied the knot in 1975 and welcomed three children by 1983. Delores and her former husband have two daughters and a son. Their names are Jonathan, Jessica Nowzaradan, and Jennifer Nowzaradan.
During their marriage, Dr. Now was the one responsible for working and providing financial stability. Delores, on the other hand, raised her children on her own. She quit her profession as a secretary and focused on raising her children.
Their 27-year marriage came to an end in 2002 when Delores filed for divorce in the District Court of Texas. She made the allegations of “cruel treatment” and “insupportability”. More on that later on. Following the divorce, she remained away from the media, opting to have her personal life information private.
Is She Part Of The Family Business?
My 600-LB Life is a family business airing on TLC. Dr. Nowzaradan’s son, Jonathan, is the co-founder of Megalomania, the production company behind the project.
But the family business involves only Jonathan and his father. It is a father-and-son endeavor, without any of Jonathan’s sisters or mother being involved in it.
Speaking about how it started, Jonathan says it was his father’s idea. He said, “It was actually my father, he’s a doctor on the show. And he would call me with terrible ideas. And one day he had a good one, and it was based on helping people as opposed to just entertaining people. Now we really don’t have to find them, they’re coming to us. There are a lot of people out there who need help”.
Part of the show and the progress of the participants are following Dr. Nowzaradan’s diet plan. It can be pretty strict. One of the big changes is cutting calories, with patients eating between 1,000 and 1,200 calories per day.
Dr. Now is responsible for preparing the patient and his/her body for post-surgery habits. It also involves cutting out sugars, fats, and similar trigger foods.
Doctor Nowzaradan says, “Surgery may address the mechanics of how much food you will need in order to feel full, or how much of the nutrients and calories are absorbed into your system, but the surgery does not control your own post-surgical behavior”.
The Nasty Divorce
The TLC doctor is quite capable of helping others. But the same doesn’t apply to his marriage. According to his former wife Delores, he was the source of their marital troubles.
They were married for 27 years and have three children together. But in 2002, she filed for divorce, claiming the famous doctor exhibited cruel treatment and insupportability.
After the eventual ruling in 2007, she received 70% of their joint assets. The court found in favor of Delores, citing “attributed fault in the breakup of the marriage to the doctor”.
The court claimed that the famous doctor complicated the discovery process by “concealing and withholding records, obstructing discovery, asserting baseless privileges, failing to disclose essential information, and failing to comply with court orders”.
The children were adults when the divorce went into force, so they were not affected.
Is She On Social Media?
Dr. Nowzaradan is not your normal doctor. He is not afraid to take patients having turned down or deemed inoperable by other surgeons. Over the years he has proven weight loss is possible with a proper diet plan and surgery. And many of his patients find out about him on social media.
The bariatric surgeon has more than 604k followers on Instagram. But that is not the case with his former wife Delores Nowzaradan.
She is not active on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Delores quit her job as a teacher and secretary. Before meeting and getting married to Doctor Now, she worked as a teacher and tutor at Oak Ridge Elementary and had a secretarial position. But she quit her job to focus on the family, raising the three children with YounanNowzaradan.
With that in mind, she did inherit 70% of the joint assets when the two got divorced in 2007. But at the time, the 600-Lb Life has not begun airing.
As of June 2023, Delores has a net worth of around $1 million. On the other hand, her former husband has a net worth of around $5 million. But the show he and his son began airing in 2013 on the TLC Channel. Each episode follows a year in the life of morbidly obese individuals. They begin the episode weighing 600 pounds, documenting their journey to get their weight to a healthy level.