Larry Caputo admits he fell into a deep depression after his divorce from Long Island Medium star Theresa Caputo, telling RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview that his mind and body took a hit from the stress of the split.
The stress of the reality show, coupled with the divorce proceedings, was taking a toll on his body and life. Larry said when he first moved west, he was nearly 200 pounds.
“With some depression I dropped down to 163 pounds,” he confessed to Radar. “Because of my state of mind, I didn’t have an appetite. I leaned out and I was like ‘wow, I feel that much better, I look more youthful, [I have a] better frame of mind, physically and mentally I feel so much better.’”
Now he’s back to what he called a more natural weight of 168 to 170 pounds.
“I am mentally in a better place than I was,” he added. “The weight and the stress shows. And I think years back during the process of things going sour with our marriage did take a toll on me.”
But Larry revealed stepping away from the pressures of family-life has given him a new chance to focus on himself.
“My life in the past was providing for my family, being a doting husband and being a caring father. Nothing came before that. It’s a sacrifice,” Larry told Radar exclusively. “My drive for years in business and working and extensive hours, it was all for Theresa and my children. It wasn’t for my ego. It was just to be the best provider for me and my family. That can be stressful.”
As Radar readers know, the path to divorce was a long one for Larry and Theresa. The stars announced their separation in December 2017 and filed for divorce last April. Eventually, after a year apart, they finalized their divorce in December 2018.
Larry moved out to Santa Monica, Calif. and is promoting a new wine label. He says the change in lifestyle has only served him well.
“I have a lot of time by myself. I go for walks, hop in my car, try to learn my way around California. And I do go to the gym every day. That’s the highlight of my day,” he said.
As for his ex-wife, Larry, who confessed he is in a new relationship, said he and Theresa are “fine” and he feels fortunate the divorce never turned nasty.
“We still love and care for each other. Just sometimes you just grow apart and grow in different directions,” he said. “It’s sad in a way, but I think it’s best for both parties physically and mentally. So I’ve adjusted to it.”
Just don’t expect a reconciliation between the two anytime soon.
“I don’t picture it. I just picture us still remaining friends. She is a great person. But chemistry-wise can we be together again? I don’t think so. We’re different people now.”Get the exclusive celebrity scoop on all the stars you love before any of your friends by subscribing to our new podcast Straight Shuter below!