Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels says
the “gay thing” has always been hard for her.
Michaels came out gay two years ago in
a People cover story in which she discussed raising a family
with partner Heidi Rhoades. The women are raising daughter Lukensia
and son Phoenix.
The 40-year-old Michaels, who is best
know for her appearances on the NBC reality program The Biggest
Loser, appears on the November cover of Health.
When asked, “Have you always been
comfortable talking openly about being gay?” Michaels responded
that she has always struggled with talking about her sexuality.
“I don’t know that I am
[comfortable talking about being gay] now, to be honest with you,”
Michaels said. “The gay thing has always been hard for me. When
Heidi and I are out and somebody older asks, ‘Are you sisters?’ I
say, ‘We’re friends.’ I guess it comes from thinking that they
will be shocked or disturbed. Look, I wish I had some strapping
football player husband. It would be such a dream to be ‘normal’
like that, but I’m just not.”