Celebrity fitness trainer Jillian Michaels is exposing her personal life on the new reality TV show Just Jillian. Cameras will follow Jillian, her longtime partner Heidi Rhoades, and their two children – daughter Lukensia and son Phoenix. Michaels adopted 2-year-old Lukensia from Haiti in May 2012, the same month Rhoades gave birth to Phoenix. Their different parenting styles will be a big recurring issue. “I do like the new age like attachment kind of gentle parenting,” says Heidi. Jillian says “I get that but I wasn’t raised that way.”
Heidi does most of the day-to-day parenting as Jillian travels a lot for work. While at home on the family farm with the kids, Rhoades likes to plant vegetables and experiment with vegan baking recipes. She also (whether she likes it or not) must deal with the family pet pig. Before becoming a mother, for seven years Heidi managed artists for Nettwerk Music Group in Vancouver after graduating from Pennsylvania State University. Just Jillian airs Tuesdays at 10pm on E!
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