Jillian Michaels: New mom to two talks motherhood, her partner
Michaels has taken to the cover of the new issue of People magazine to announce that she's adopted a 2-year-old girl from Haiti named Lukensia following a lengthy adoption process that was fraught with peril.
But that's not all. The adoption was finalized in early May, the same week that Michaels' longtime partner, Heidi Rhoades, gave birth to a son, Phoenix, People reports.
They make quite a photogenic quad. Scroll down on this People.com version of the story and check out the video of the foursome in action. The full story is in the June 4 issue of the magazine.
Michaels, dubbed TV's toughest trainer following her stint on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," has said for years that she wanted children. That was one of the reasons she left the weight-loss reality show, to give her more time to focus on family.
Michaels, 38, told People that having two young ones at home has helped her re-prioritize, "I don’t even answer email. I don’t have time to care about anything else," she said. "I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don’t want to rush any of it."
The news confirms what has largely been an open "secret": Michaels is in a committed relationship with another woman. Michaels has been coy on the subject in the past, saying that she's dated both men and women but prefers to keep her private life private.
But that's impossible in this paparazzi-driven world. So now that we know Michael's relationship status, the next question is this: Who's the baby daddy? Anyone we know?
Congrats to both Jillian and Heidi. Oh, wait, one other question: Do you think Jillian will allow her kids to have sugar or, God forbid, HFCS?
Photo: Jillian Michaels. Photo credit: Don Flood