In the first episode of 1000 lb Best Friends, Vanessa Cross shared the story of the love of her life, Damien Metts – the man she loved and lost. Now, we’ve discovered that “Dee” actually died as young as she said.
And, MTO News learned that he passed away in prison – and while
This season on the new TLC show, Vanessa talked about growing up in poverty and eventually becoming homeless. She said that she and her mother even live in their car. As an adult, she also lived in poverty, and eventually became a mother when she gave birth to her sons, Werner Cross and Jacob Cross.
The father of her sons has left and she meets a boy named “D.” Vanessa Cross says he is a father figure to her sons and the love of her life. He then passed away from liver cancer in 2016, but the story is much more than that.
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After losing D, she said she was depressed. And Vanessa has turned to eating, she said on 1000 lb Best Friends. She said she was still grieving the loss of her boyfriend and sought food to comfort her. She admits she is now over 400 pounds.
“D” died in prison and before his last incarceration he was heavily involved in the streets. Here is a list of some of the crimes for which he has been convicted:
December 21, 2016 – felony sale and distribution of marijuana – sentenced to probation.
27/2/2007 – selling cocaine – committing a felony – 60-120 days in prison, probation, drug counseling.
July 18, 2007 – possession of a firearm for a felony, prosecution denied (potentially combined with the offences above)
August 21, 2008 – felony possession with intent to distribute cocaine and “other drugs” along with possession of marijuana – transferred to custody
5/27/2015 – possession with intent to sell chlorophenylpiperazine* and marijuana larger than an ounce – guilty – four years probation, six years incarceration, credit for time served
D and 1000-lb Best Friends star Vanessa Cross was implicated between his 2008 arrest and his 2015 conviction. He was not the father of either of her sons, Werner or Jacob Cross.
During his final incarceration, D was sent to the Georgia Classification and Diagnostic State Prison. Damien died while being held there. The facility declined to provide details of the cause of death because it is protected medical information.