Jillian Michaels 38, wanted kids and she got them. Two at a time! The former trainer on The Biggest Loser was embroiled in an adoption process for daughter Lukensia from Haiti, that that was two years in the making. Finally in the week that she was able to bring her daughter home, her partner Heidi Rhoades 31, gave birth to their baby boy Phoenix.
She speaks with People Magazine on the lengthy and heart wrenching two years and the instant adjustments to their lives:
“I don’t even answer email. I don’t have time to care about anything else,” she notes. “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.”
This is a story I would love to read. I can imagine how confusing it must be for little Lukensia, but you just know Jillian is going above and beyond to ensure her kids are adjusting well.
That issue of People hits newsstands this Friday. Congratulations to the happy family!