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Without Her Ex-Fiancé to Cook and Care for Her, Donna Simpson Abandons Goal to Be World’s Fattest Woman

Donna Simpson with her ex-fiancé, Philippe Gouamba

Although Donna Simpson is currently in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Heaviest Mother, it looks like she’s not going to go down in history as the World’s Fattest Woman, a goal that had her eating as many as 15,000 calories per day.

Since she is no longer with her former fiancé, Philippe Gouamba, who is the father of her daughter, Jacqueline, Simpson says it no longer makes sense for her to continue getting fatter.

“It’s fine to gain weight when you have a partner who will help feed you and take care of everything around you,” she told HuffPost Weird News in an exclusive interview. “But that’s between two adult people who make the choice. I realized that I couldn’t expect my kids to do that for me.”

According to a post on her website, Simpson says since she left the home she shared with her ex and moved back to her hometown, she realized she has to lose weight for her family’s sake.

“Now that I have sole responsibility of taking care of my children, I must drastically change my lifestyle,” she wrote. “Most people see me as a woman who became famous for wanting to gain weight while the rest of the world was trying to slim down. This was true as I was in a relationship that was based on a fetish …”

Donna’s weight actually earned her $90,000 a year through fans at her website who paid a subscription fee to have access to photographs of her, and to watch her eat via live-stream video.

“I have fans who send me baklava and cheesecake and everything else you can imagine,” Simpson told ABC News in an interview last year.

Simpson’s current plan is  to slim down to her goal weight of 370 pounds. “That is, unless I meet someone who wants me to be heavier,” she said.


  1. Chrystal TheWriter on September 5, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    This was by far one of the stupidest not to mention selfish quest ever. Stupid because it has serious health issues attached to it. Selfish, because she thought of herself only; she wouldn’t have to do anything but eat and get fat while others took care of her. Lazy! Now, that her fiancé is gone, she suddenly thinks of her children.

    I guess she wants her new weight loss quest to be funded by others as well. There are few too many people who deserve the money & attention more than someone such as her.

  2. Eervin44 on September 7, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    This Is A Sad Story:) All Donna Has To Do And This Will Not Cost Her No Money; GO ON A FAST!

  3. Jack on September 25, 2011 at 1:14 am

    It’s not worth it!!!!

  4. Scottcupp07 on January 14, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    What a freaking glutton…She disgusts me