Jillian Michaels covers the new issue
of People to discuss
motherhood and life with her partner.
38-year-old Michaels, who, after appearing on NBC's The
Biggest Loser, was dubbed TV's
toughest personal fitness trainer, talks about Lukensia, the
2-year-old daughter she adopted from Haiti, and Heidi Rhoades, her
longtime partner and the birth mother to their infant son, Phoenix.
process took years to complete but Lukensia came home in May, the
same week Rhoades gave birth.
told People that she
is focusing on her family: “I don't even answer email. I don't
have time to care about anything else. 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.”
It is the first
time the fitness guru has spoken publicly about her relationship.
Previously, Michaels has only said that she'd dated both men and
behind-the-scenes video, Michaels and Rhoades are seen hanging out in
a bed with Lukensia and Phoenix. (The video is embedded in the right
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