*Whoa! Talk about falling off.
Thomas, in case you forgot, or didn’t know, was an Olympic medalist who went on to become an orthopedic surgeon, but then, her life took a turn for the worse. Divorce, unemployment and bankruptcy left her living in a bug-infested trailer with her fiancé and his two young sons.
Iyanla traveled to a small town in Virginia to work with the former Olympic figure skater. But while working to get a better understanding of what went wrong, Iyanla realizes that Debi Thomas, 48, may be her own worst enemy. The two have a deep discussion about Debi’s personal triumphs and tragedies, as well as her failed relationship with her son.
While standing outside her trailer home, Debi leans on Iyanla for support during an emotional breakthrough.
“You don’t have to do it by yourself this time,” Iyanla tells Debi. “And you didn’t do anything wrong.”
“I did the best I could,” Debi says. “I feel like I’m hurting people that I care about.”
Iyanla tells Debi that the person she’s hurting the most is herself.
“You can’t help anybody until you can help you,” Iyanla says.
Watch the ultra emotional exchange below.
Moving season finale tonight on #FixMyLife. Olympian Debi Thomas fall from Grace. Rooting for you Debi.
Posted by Oprah Winfrey on Saturday, November 7, 2015