TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life revolved around the life of Whitney Thore dancing her way through haters. But the show wasn’t all about the star chasing her dream. Rather it also explored Whitney’s relationship with her family; especially her father Glenn Thore.
So, who is he? Stay with this Glenn Thore Bio to learn all about him.
Meet Glenn Thore, Whitney Thore’s Dad
Glenn is a straightforward man who Whitney believes is overprepared for anything. The last we saw the dad-daughter pair, Whitney mocked Glenn for having a mask hanging from his ear and with two more masks in his pen pocket. She just couldn’t stop laughing.
But Glenn couldn’t care less. He just rolled his eyes like always because he knows at the end of the day it’s his cautiousness that usually saved the day.
Talking about Glenn’s straightforwardness, his first encounter with Whitney’s boyfriend Chase Severino would serve as a good example. The first time Chase ever came to their home Glenn put him in the proverbial hot seat and asked tough questions, that made Whitney want to “crawl into a hole and die.”
He informed Chase that it had been a long time since his daughter brought any man home. And also went on to ask that if there were any plans to make some kind of appointment for an engagement.
When in fact, Whitney and Glenn had yet to confess their love then.
Overall, Whitney’s parents are a big part of her life. She wanted to be there for her aging dad and mom, who both have had health complications, including strokes. But she can be controlling at times. For instance, she once went through their stuff and threw a lot of things out, and even tried to force them to move their bedroom downstairs.
Glenn Thore Job
It won’t be proper to label Glenn Thore as a reality star. Since he only appeared on My Big Fat Fabulous Life, thanks to his daughter. So, what was his job when viewers didn’t see him on screen? Well, as of 2021, he was working as a vice president and general manager for the Millennium Print Group for over 7 years.
Before that, Glenn has worked as a manager for Graphics Visual solutions, Hutchison Allgood, PBM Graphics Gresboro Division, PMB Graphics, and L&E Packaging.
Glenn’s first appearance on My Big Fat Fabulous Life dates back to 2015.
In light of his education, Glenn attended Guilford College from 1970 to 1973 for his bachelor’s in history and political science.
Glenn Thore Net Worth
Glenn Thore garnered a net worth of over $250 thousand by 2021.
This old man has worked all his life. And he doesn’t plan to retire until the day he died! Or at least that’s what his son said.
How Old Is Glenn Thore?
Glenn Thore was 75 years of age in 2021. He celebrates his birthday on February 11 and is of the Aquarius zodiac.
On his 75th birthday, Whitney took it to her IG to share, “I have always known I won the parent lottery and I have never known what I did to deserve this man who is still my biggest supporter, protector, and cheerleader.”
Glenn Thore Wife And Kids
Glenn Thore shared his My Big Fat Fabulous Life popularity with his wife Barabara Thore. The two were married on August 6, 1977, and have cherished over 4 decades of married life.
Barabara, a.k.a Babs, labeled herself as a “stay-at-home parent.” She is a Greensboro, North Carolina native who went to Grimsley High School, and later graduated from Greensboro College. Back in the day, she used her stunning good looks to work in modeling.
This husband-wife was a match made in heaven. Recalling their most hilarious moment on the show would be when Glenn thought that Babs died. Yes, in case you missed it, Babs had an icepack on her back for a while, and her skin had gotten super cold. So, when Glenn went to touch her, he immediately thought she was dead.
As for their kids, Glenn and Barabara share a daughter Whitney, and a son named Hunter Thore. While we know enough about Whitney, their son is a professional actor who has performed on off-broadway shows like Open Heart.
Glenn Thore Cancer, COVID
Glenn Thore has had quite a few medical problems, but there was no information on him suffering from cancer or COVID. So far, we know that Glenn has a hearing issue, and his wife Barabara has suffered from a stock.
This is also the main reason why Whitney was a devoted daughter and attended all of her parent’s doctor appointments.
How Tall Is Glenn Thore?
Glenn Thore stands tall at a height over 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
Is Glenn Thore On Instagram, Facebook?
Also, here’s his Twitter @gwthore.
Where Was Glenn Thore Born?
Glenn was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina to parents Glenn William Thore Sr, and Dorothy Kurceski. Unfortunately, his father passed away on Sept. 2, 2007, at the age of 83.
As for Glenn’s siblings, he has a sister named Kim Thoré who is a marketer by day, artist by night, and journalist in between.