It’s been almost five years since Tabatha Takes Over ended—but now Tabatha Coffey is back on Bravo with a new series, Relative Success With Tabatha, and things are about to get dramatic.
On Tabatha Takes Over, Coffey helped turn around failing salons and various small businesses. In her new reality series, the out fixer-upper is once again helping small companies, but this time they are all family owned businesses—and she has three weeks to try to save the companies from financial ruin.
“Over half of the six million family businesses in America are in trouble,” Coffey says in the series trailer. “And when it’s family, all business is personal.”
We all know that dealing with family members can be stressful—but can you imagine working with them everyday?
Speaking of families, Coffey has her own interesting past with her parents. In 2012, when she was on Rosie O’Donnell’s second talk show, The Rosie Show, she opened up to the host about how her mother did not take the news well when Coffey came out to her as gay.
Coffey’s parents ran strip clubs in Australia featuring transgender strippers, and would often pay for the strippers’ gender confirmation surgery. It was because Coffey’s mother was surrounded by people in the LGBT community that she thinks her mother was worried for her daughter’s future.
“I think she saw so many people struggle with being gay and having so many stereotypes being put on them and she didn’t want that for her child,” she told O’Donnell.
“When I was younger it was harder to get her to understand, but she understood, and she was fine and we had a great relationship.”
Turns out dealing with family is hard and complicated, even for Coffey.
Relative Success With Tabatha premieres January 17 on Bravo.