The "Just Jillian" reality star and celebrity personal trainer is engaged to her longtime girlfriend, Heidi Rhoades.
Michaels popped the question during the season finale of her E! The 42-year-old mom of two surprised her fiancée with a touching video montage in a home theater, with the couple's family and friends in attendance.
I think it will make her happy and I want to make her happy." RELATED: Jillian Michaels: I'm an 'open book' on 'Just Jillian' Between photos of their relationship through the years, the trailer's written text chronicled the joy they've shared: "In a world where it's tough to connect, one woman found that someone special and came to discover that where there's love, there's hope, happiness, adventure and endless possibilities." In the video, Michaels pops the question with the help of their children — Lukensia, 5, and Phoenix, 3 — and other supporters, who pose with individual signs reading "Will," "you" and "marry," before Michaels herself is seen holding the final card: "Me." Once the episode aired on TV, Rhoades admitted it took her a moment to figure out the point of the video.
The five-minute clip featured photos of the lovebirds, including past vacations they've taken together and adorable photos of their children Lukensia, 5, and Phoenix, 3.
The former “Biggest Loser” trainer adopted Lukensia from Haiti in 2012 — the same week Rhoades give birth to Phoenix, who was born via a surrogate.
On the show, Michaels has earned a reputation as a tough, drill sergeant-style trainer who does not hesitate to use fear as a motivation tactic.
But despite her tough-as-nails TV persona, Michaels insists, "I really don't have a mean bone in my body!
I want to turn around and be like, 'I cured smallpox. "I was a really disturbed kid," Michaels remembers. I couldn't sleep at night, every night, waiting for aliens to come. "I still try to go to therapy at least twice a week," she says.
Michaels endured a rough childhood marred by low self-esteem and psychological issues. I thought sharks were coming out of the drain in the bathtub. Traumatized." Her mother enrolled her in therapy at the age of 5, which Michaels says helped her tremendously. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem.”Born on February 18, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, Jillian Michaels was raised by her mother, Jo Ann Mc Karus, a psychotherapists in Santa Monica. '”“Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity.In a world where fitness guru Jillian Michaels stylized her marriage-proposal video like a movie trailer, her girlfriend Heidi Rhoades would make a decision that would change their lives forever. ) The former "Biggest Loser" trainer's creative marriage proposal, screened in a private theater about four months ago, had been a secret until she was spotted wearing a ring of her own, Michaels told her Twitter followers Tuesday.The cinematic proposal reached a larger audience Tuesday night, when it aired during the "Just Jillian" season finale."I know I'm [a jerk] a lot of the time, but if you will continue to put up with me, I would like you to marry me," Michaels told Rhoades.