Perhaps one of the greatest stories to ever come out of The Biggest Loser
is the love story between Suzy Preston and Matt Hoover. The interesting thing about them is that during season 2, the two contestants showed no signs of falling in love. Matt was on the red team, consisting of all men, trained by Bob Harper. Suzy represented the all female blue team, trained by Jillian Michaels. The two made it all the way to the final 3. Suzy took third place, having lost 95 pounds while Matt won the whole thing, dropping over 46% of his total body weight. With a new outlook on life, more confidence, and an experience that bonded them, the two quickly got together once the show was over. The couple married and had a child and last week, welcomed baby #2 into the Hoover family!
Last Thursday, Suzy gave birth to baby Jax Paul at Valley Medical Hospital in Seattle. Dad Matt couldn't contain his excitement, telling People magazine, “We’re so excited to add a new member to our family! We’re adding another healthy Hoover to our family and look forward to raising both boys in a healthy way with information we learned on the show.” Jax weighed in at 7.6 pounds and measured 18.75 inches. He joins brother Rex, who is just 14 months old.
Matt and Suzy didn't want to give their kids typical names. “Our first son is named Rex, and that was unique and we wanted something that sounded similar that was also unique,” Matt said. The couple will continue to run their health advice website, BestLifeDesign.com, People magazine reports. Matt has his own book coming out on September 23rd, called Matt Hoover's Guide To Life, Love, and Losing Weight. He co-wrote the book with exercise physiologist Dr. Sheri Colberg.
The Biggest Loser: Families
, the show's sixth season, premieres tomorrow night, Sept. 16 at 8pm ET.
- Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: People, MSNBC
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