Khloe Kardashian helps Gabriela Cardenas get revenge on cheating ex-fiancé on E! makeover reality show
Khloe Kardashian empathized with Gabriela Cardenas who sought revenge against her cheating ex-fiancé during Thursday's episode of her makeover reality show.
Gabriela opened up to Khloe, 32, during a sit-down interview on the E! channel series Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian.
Khloe was shocked when Gabriela said she found out that her fiance Spencer had been cheating on her the day after she bought her wedding dress.
Makeover maven: Khloe Kardashian helped Gabriela Cardenas on Thursday's episode of Revenge Body
Gabriela said she called off the wedding the same day and since gained 30 pounds in about six months.
She and Spencer have a four-year-old daughter Heaven together and Gabriela said she hasn't told her family why the marriage was called off.
'You self-medicated with food,' observed Khloe.
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star said it was 'super hard' to be in the situation and said people often stay in 'bad relationships because it's easier'.
Wedding cancelled: Gabriela told Khloe that she gained weight after cancelling her wedding after learning her fiance Spencer had been cheating on her
Getting emotional: Khloe told Gabriela how she turned to the gym as stress relief from her breakup with Lamar Odom
Hard journey: Gabriela wiped away tears while opening up to Khloe about her weight gain
'Fate loves the fearless though, you have to take a chance,' Khloe said.
Khloe confided that she was 'emotional' during her breakup with ex-husband Lamar Odom amid allegations that he was cheating on her and abusing drugs.
The reality star said she needed an outlet away from everyone and went to the gym 'as a stress reliever' and consequently lost weight.
Father and daughter: Spencer was shown with their daughter Heaven
'I had no idea I could lose weight,' Khloe said admitting that she rationalized being over weight by considering herself as being 'big-boned'.
'Revenge body to me is not just physical appearance, but you'll feel so strong mentally and emotionally,' Khloe said.
She then set up Gabriela with celebrity trainer and former rugby player Luke Milton for the 12-week makeover challenge.
Celebrity trainer: Luke Milton was assigned to Gabriela by Khloe
Home visit: The former rugby player met Gabriela at her home and removed unhealthy foods
Luke met Gabriela at her home and immediately removed unhealthy foods and a bottle of tequila from her refrigerator.
Gabriela tipped the scales at 205.5 pounds and struggled during her first workout with Luke.
She bent over and gasped for air several times before slowly resuming exercise.
Working out: Gabriela met Luke for her first workout with the celebrity trainer
Hard to breathe: The mother of one struggled to catch her breath during her first workout
Gabriela during a confessional was asked by a producer if she swallowed her vomit.
'I think I swallowed my vomit,' she replied.
Gabriela however was determined and dedicated her efforts to her daughter Heaven.
Good question: A producer asked Gabriela if she swallowed her vomit during that grueling first workout and she admitted that she did
A back injury however threatened to derail her efforts.
She called Luke as the back injury left her demoralized.
Luke came by and shared a story about surviving a horrible hit-and-run six years ago that left him unable to move his legs.
One and done: Khloe is shown hosting the FYI channel chat show Kocktails With Khloe that was cancelled last year after one season
One season: The reality star is shown co-hosting The X Factor in 2012 with Mario Lopez who took over as solo host the following season when Khloe was not asked to return
The pep talk worked and Gabriela recommitted to the regimen.
Gabriela with nine weeks remaining saw Khloe's skincare specialist Jamie Sherrill who is known as Nurse Jamie to her celebrity clientele.
Jamie helped Gabriela with her back of the legs cellulite by employing a laser treatment.
Back injury: Gabriela called Luke after a back injury left her demoralized
Having doubts: Luke listened as Gabriela shared her concerns about her injury
Pep talk: The former rugby player told Gabriela how he rallied from a horrible hit-and-run
Gabriela in the episode titled From Mom To MILF then resumed workouts as Luke modified some of the exercises due to her back injury.
Luke urged Gabriela to tell her family and friends the truth about her split with Spencer.
She followed his advice and organized a dinner for her family and bridesmaids to tell them why the wedding was called off.
Skin specialist: Skincare specialist Jamie Sherrill also was assigned to Gabriela
Common issue: Gabriela wanted the cellulite on the back of her legs removed
Laser treatment: A laser treatment was employed to deal with the cellulite
Celebrity style: Gabriela was given the same laser treatment the stars receive
Gabriela during the dinner revealed that she called off the wedding because Spencer 'was living a double life'.
'He was never home,' commented her mother Ana who said she was done with Spencer 'in my book'.
Khloe invited Gabriela to a photoshoot for her new line of jeans and they talked about her telling the truth to her family and friends.
Dinner confession: Friends and family were invited to dinner so Gabriela could tell the truth
Rough moment: Gabriela after telling her family was lectured by her mother Ana
Not happy: Ana said she was done with Spencer after learning he cheated on her daughter
Gabriela admitted to Khloe that she didn't know if she wanted to get back with Spencer.
Khloe urged her to find closure either way.
Gabriela during her last workout with Luke learned that she exceeded her goal and was down to 175 after shedding 30 pounds.
Jeans line: Khloe participated in a photoshoot for her new line of shoes and invited Gabriela
Distressed look: The KUWTK star modelled a pair of black distressed jeans
Catching up: Gabriela told Khloe about gathering her family and telling them the truth
'Thank you so much,' she told Luke.
Gabriela then got a new white dress and a makeover from celebrity hairstylist Scotty Cunha and celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle.
She made her big reveal while grabbing drinks with Spencer.
Weighing in: Luke was thrilled when Gabriela exceeded her goal and lost 30 pounds
Final workout: Gabriela was put through the paces a final time by Luke
'Look at you. Tell me about it. What's up,' Spencer said.
Gabriela told him that she was a 'different person' in 'mindy, body and soul' following her journey.
'Head all big,' Spencer sighed before taking a sip of his cocktail.
Checking in: Khloe came by to see how Gabriela's makeover was proceeding
Celebrity clients: Celebrity makeup artist Kristofer Buckle assisted with Gabriela's makeover
He asked for forgiveness but Gabriela said he still did not 'fully understand' the hurt he caused.
Gabriela said she wanted them to build a friendship for the sake of their daughter.
Spencer sounded surprised as he asked for confirmation that she didn't want to get back together.
The reveal: Gabriela made her reveal to Spencer in a gorgeous white dress
Relationship talk: Spencer apologized for cheating but Gabriela said he still didn't understand the hurt he caused
Surpised reaction: Gabriela seemed to surprise Spencer by saying they should just be friends while co-parenting their daughter
'At this moment, that's the best decision for us,' Gabriela told him.
She later said that she 'felt great' about her decision.
'I feel sexy and I feel like a woman,' Gabriela said.
Total transformation: The 12-week journey left her feeling 'great' Gabriela said in a confessional
The one-hour show was the penultimate episode of the eight-show series that will conclude next week with an episode titled Typecast & Camera Shy.
Khloe previously hosted the FYI cable channel talk show Kocktails With Khloe that was cancelled last year after one season.
She also co-hosted season two of The X Factor in 2012 with Mario Lopez, but was not asked to return.
Before and after: Gabriela lost 30.5 pounds during her makeover period
Going strong: An update said Gabriela lost another seven pounds and remains friendly with Spencer while they co-parent their daughter
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