'True Life' Update: How Has Chanel Changed Since Her Infamous Bloodbath?

Plus, find out what's become of Marcus since appearing on 'I'm Obsessed With Staying Young.'

MTV's “True Life: I'm Obsessed With Staying Young" followed two young people who underwent drastic procedures to combat signs of aging. We had an opportunity to check in with Chanel and Marcus to see how their lives have changed since filming wrapped. Take a look at our follow-up Q&A:


Chanel

How is your relationship with Dave since filming stopped?

What we have is bloody beautiful and it can be pretty damn ugly sometimes, but I do not wish to have it with anyone else. He knows the dustiest parts of my soul and kisses my wounds and dizzies me with compliments. I never experienced life in color until I stumbled upon him. We just had a beautiful baby girl, and I feel so blessed to have them both in my life.

Has motherhood changed your outlook on staying young?

Motherhood has definitely changed my perspective on staying young. I see the youth of my daughter, and I always thought I'd be envious of her youth but I'm not. I will always be bursting at the seams with youth, whether it's my youthful perspective of life or my childlike naïveté in choosing to believe in the good in people.

Are you less obsessed with your appearance now?

I am much less obsessed now. I feel free from any of society's expectations of me. I'm happy for once with who I am and what I stand for.

How did sharing your experience with us impact your life and your views on staying young?

Sharing my life with MTV and basically the entire world has shown me that I can adapt to a different lifestyle and become happier than I had ever been. I saw myself through brand-new eyes, and it's such a wonderful learning experience. And it has humbled me greatly.

What was the most surprising part about sharing your experience with us?

The most surprising part was the reactions I received. I never believed I was that off my rocker.


Marcus

How is your relationship with Devine since filming stopped? Have you spoken?

We haven't spoken recently. I think when someone is incapable of getting what they want from you, they will hurt you in unimaginable ways. Devine knew I was so attached to his presence that he left. He abandoned me and stopped all communication. It’s a cold and cruel to way to treat your friends.

Are you still undergoing as many treatments and procedures as you were while filming?

Since the show, I've undergone more treatments and procedures to try and prepare myself for how disgusted I would be when confronted with my face on camera. The night I saw the trailer for the episode, I had to make an appointment the next morning. It was that bad!

Did the end of your relationship change your obsessive ways?

The end of my relationship with Devine only increased my obsession because it has me believing that if I was cuter and actually in my teens or early 20s, Devine would have stayed. If I continue my treatments and send him photos of me looking better and much younger, I believe he will want me back.

How did sharing your experience with us impact your life and your views on staying young?

The better you look, the more people appreciate you and want to take care of you. If you put your money into your face and body, it boomerangs back. Your youth is your greatest and most valuable investment.

What was the most surprising part about sharing your experience with us?

The most surprising part has been discovering that I just really want to be loved, and I have yet in my life to find that genuinely.