12/03/2012 02:37 pm ET

Russell Kipnis, The Once Fat Man: My Wife Left Me When I Got Fat (VIDEO)

Russell Kipnis, also known as The Once Fat Man, joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss how his drastic weight gain caused his first wife to leave him.

Kipnis came home one day only to find his wife and all of her belongings out of their apartment, he told HuffPost Live host Nancy Redd.

"When I got into my marriage I became what you would call 'comfortable' and I definitely let myself go, never thinking that I would have to start over again," he said.

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.