On their joint Instagram account @themontgomeryss, they’ve shared a string of posts since the baby’s birth in March this year.
An obese counselor who found love with a man half her size after “giving up” on love now has a baby with her fitness instructor husband.
Brittany Montgomery, 24, struggled with her confidence after previous partners told her to lose weight and slim down from her 22,257-pound body.
However, after telling herself she would throw in the towel while dating, the Ontario, Canada woman met personal trainer Matt Montgomery, also 23, on Facebook.
The couple got along very well from their first date and got married in mid-2021.
Now the couple celebrates that they have expanded their family and that Brittany has given birth to a baby boy.
On their joint Instagram account @themontgomeryss, they’ve shared a slew of posts since the baby’s birth in March this year.
A carousel of sweet pictures with the caption “Pureest Love” announcing the baby’s birth shows the little boy sleeping peacefully, curled up on a gray knit blanket and donning a matching gray hat with ears.
A close-up of the baby’s face followed, along with two videos showing the birth process and Matt’s reaction to his newborn son.
An Instagram post shared in May showing an image of the couple on the porch outside their home was captioned “Like our first date, but post baby.”
Speaking of meeting her now-husband, Brittany previously said: “We clicked from the moment we met.
“I was a little hesitant at first. I’ve been in relationships where guys told me they’d dump me if I didn’t go on a diet or try to lose weight.
“It affected my confidence and at some point I started exercising and tried to change my size.
“But then I realized that if I did, I would stop loving myself and change myself for someone else’s perception of beauty.
“I wasn’t sure if I would ever find someone who really loved me for who I am, but after meeting Matt I couldn’t be happier.”
Matt, who weighs 140 pounds, said he was drawn to Brittany’s positive message almost immediately and that his past relationships, with slimmer women, suffered from their insecurities about their bodies.
He said: “I’ve had relationships with skinny girls before and they weren’t happy at all on their own.
“They weren’t positive people or they constantly felt like they had to change things about themselves and it made me despondent too.
“When I met Britt she was so confident in her own body, that’s what I loved about her, she doesn’t want to change anything and I would never ask her to.
“I also like to eat, so that’s a plus. I’m not worried about keeping track of her calories or diet, I just want her to eat what she wants and be happy.”
The couple in love announced their engagement in January last year, when Matt proposed to her in a candlelit snowy setting.
But the couple continues to receive negative comments from online trolls who say they shouldn’t be together.
Matt added: “I do notice people staring when we walk down the street, but most of the comments we’ve had were online.
“People are commenting on Instagram suggesting I’m not big enough or man enough for her.”
The couple say they want to see more mixed relationships in the world and claim it won’t work because of their size difference.
Brittany said: “I wish mixed weight relationships were more common and more the norm.
“There’s definitely a misconception that a fat person and a skinny person can’t really be intimate or do things like start a family, but we’ve never had any problems.
“We feel so lucky to have met and it’s the happiest we’ve ever been.”