Although Combs' middle sister Piper was intended to be eclipsed by her costars characters, Combs' portrayal of Piper won the audience along with her growing size. Due to the showrunners giving more time to Combs's Piper, Dougherty left the series to be replaced by Rose McGowan for the rest of the series.
After taking a hiatus, Combs is currently a part of the cast of Pretty Little Liars.
Combs has been married twice and has three children, all of them with her second husband. She currently weighs 687 pounds.