“It’s incredible how they already have likes and dislikes! Ditching her tough, calorie commando persona, Michaels, 38, is unabashedly revealing her softer side now that she’s suddenly a mom. It could never be something like one child at a time.” Adds Michaels: “Life? You have no choice but to roll with it.” It’s a new chapter that Michaels only recently imagined.
“Seeing my two kids together is a magical feeling,” says Michaels, whose intent was to adopt from abroad after leaving in 2011. At age 16, she was diagnosed with endometriosis-a medical condition where tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus instead grows outside of it and can affect fertility.
“Our relationship happened to intersect with my desire to be a parent, and Heidi was supportive.” Then last year, Rhoades’s biological clock started kicking in as well.
“Heidi was feeling invested in us, and she was like, ‘What if I try to get pregnant and whatever happens happens? “I said, ‘Baby, if that’s what you want to do and that’s what’s meant to be, then I support you.'” They learned to lean on each other during a heartbreaking year filled with silence from adoption agencies and failed pregnancy attempts.
“We were dating without any pretense,” says Michaels.
, fitness guru and star trainer Jillian Michaels has herself thrown in the towel on the reality show. At home, running after her 2-year-old son Phoenix, Michaels wants to make one thing clear: “I don’t want fans to think I feel like I’m too big for the show or that I’m seeking greener pastures.
I’m so grateful to the show and so sad to leave.” Yet, Michaels, 40, says, “there were some fundamental differences [with ‘s producers] that have existed for a while.” One main issue: how she was being portrayed in recent seasons. You saw the tough, and you saw the love,” she says.
“I came to the conclusion that moving forward, I need to be able to have an impact on the outcome of what I do.
The "Just Jillian" reality star and celebrity personal trainer is engaged to her longtime girlfriend, Heidi Rhoades.