The Biggest Loser trainer has been very busy since announcing her exit from the weight loss show!
Jillian Michaels wasn’t kidding when she said she was leaving the Biggest Loser to start a family — she’s already in the process of adopting a child from Africa! “I want to start a family,” she tells Access Hollywood. “I’d like to take a year off of television and really focus on – I’m in the middle of the adoption process – and really focus on that and hopefully becoming a mother in the next year and putting all my energy into that for awhile.” Good for her!
The 36-year-old fitness trainer is so thrilled to become a mom, but says adopting a child is an incredible undertaking. “I’ve completed all of my paperwork; I’ve had all my physicals; I’ve been checked by the FBI – you have no idea!” Jillian explains. “Now I wait for a referral. That could be anywhere from six months to a year…then you have to try to bring your kid back home,” she continues. “So, it’s a process… but I’m excited for it!” HollyMoms, have you had experience with adopting? What advice can you give the trainer?
The process might be a bit daunting, but all Jillian cares about is bringing home a baby and starting a family. Boy or girl? “I’m 36! Do you hear the clock? It doesn’t matter!” she laughs. “As long as there’s a little teeny person with me, I’ll be good.” Aww! We’re happy to see people like Jillian adopt and take care of a baby in need.