We got a brief window in to the relationship of Biggest Loser Trainor Jillian Michaels, 44, and fiancée, Heidi Rhoades, in 2015 when the couple did a reality show about their relationship called ‘Just Jillian’. But sadly after almost nine years together, the couple has decided to split.
“Hey tribe, you’ve been with me through it all so I’m sharing some news with you…Heidi and I have been split for a while now,” Michaels posted on Instagram post on Friday, June 15.
“We’ve found we’re better friends and parents living apart than staying together. Life and people change but our love for one another and commitment to raising our two kids as an inseparable team remains. Thanks for always loving and supporting us, the feeling is mutual!”
A source told Us Weekly, “It just wasn’t working. They tried to make it work for a long time, but they decided it was too late. They have been coparenting their kids and they are their main priority right now.”
And another insider added, “Jillian is living at her beach house, and Heidi is at the farmhouse. Heidi has always wanted the farm, so it was an easy decision on who would live where. Heidi is a fantastic mother and lives a quiet lifestyle. She has never loved the spotlight and enjoys working on the farm.”
They couple got engaged in late 2015 and their reality show, but if you watched the show like I did, you aren’t shocked by the breakup news. The duo fought incessantly on the series.
The women co-parent 2 young children, Jillian adopted their daughter, Lukensia, now 8, from Haiti in May 2012, the same week that Rhoades gave birth to their son, Phoenix, now 6.
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