It’s a girl… and a boy! Jillian Michaels is a mom, a job title she’s been seeking for about two years. It was one of the main (or at least most public) reasons for her exit from Biggest Loser last year. And it’s no doubt her main focus from here on out.
Just announced today by People Magazine, Michaels’ adoption of a two-year-old girl from Haiti, Lukensia, has finalized. The adorable little girl is seen in a photo snuggled in her mom’s arms. And sitting in Jillian’s other arm is her newborn son Phoenix, born May 3 to she and partner Heidi Rhoades.
“We’re swimming in babies over here,” Michaels told People.
The fitness star and former Biggest Loser trainer hasn’t been shy about her adoption proceedings, letting everyone know she was in baby mode for quite some time. The latest update came back in January when her adoption referral came through. It was then that Jillian learned that Lukensia would soon be calling her home in Los Angeles home, too. It was previously thought that she would adopt from the Dominican Republic of Congo (DRC).
In a wonderful twist of fate, Lukensia and Phoenix both arrived during the same week. Michaels explained in the exclusive interview that the instant family is making for “long days and nights,” but it doesn’t sound like she’d trade that for much of anything. She’s given up answering emails and said “I don’t have time to care about anything else.”
The full story will be on newsstands this Friday in PEOPLE’s June 4 issue.
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May 23rd, 2012