HUFFPOST : DEBI THOMAS OLYMPIC ATHLETE LIVING IN BED BUG INFESTED TRAILER This interviewer tries to heap shame on Debi for living in a trailer. Well, some of us would LOVE to move up in the world into a trailer or are living in bed bug infested SHELTERS or HOUSING PROJECTS! And some of us would love to have a partner who loves us, even if they have no money. SO SHUT UP ALREADY!
In between the Olympics and the World Championships, Thomas got married, but says the relationship crumbled after just three years because her husband felt lost in the midst of her popularity. As with her professional stumbles at the Winter Games, Thomas considered this personal stumble to be a failure. Then, more failures: As a physician, Thomas says her high expectations led her to go head-to-head with colleagues, and she was let go from two jobs. Though she had never really wanted to open up her own practice, she did. That’s when another divorce led Thomas to lose her nest egg, she says, and she soon had to close her private practice after two years.
Thomas is currently broke, jobless, twice-divorced and living in a bug-infested mobile home in a trailer park with her fiancé and his two sons. She even lost custody of her own 13-year-old boy, and her fiancé struggles to control both his alcohol use and his anger.
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