'The Biggest Loser' Trainer Jillian Michaels Ashamed That She Couldn't Get Pregnant

Tue, March 15, 2011 1:11pm EST by 4 Comments


Although many people thought she just didn’t want to gain the baby weight, it turns out Jillian suffers from endometriosis.

Trainer Jillian Michaels, 37, who is currently in the process of adopting a child and becoming a first-time mom, confessed over the weekend that she struggles with infertility. Last year, Jillian said she wouldn’t want to carry a baby herself because she couldn’t “handle doing that to my body.” And although that comment stirred up a lot of controversy, Jillian explains that it was not about putting on weight, but was addressing the fact that she has endometriosis. Sad news.

“I most likely couldn’t get pregnant,” she tells The New York Times. “I’ve had the X-rays, my tubes are closed, the uterine lining is too thick, blah, blah, blah.”

“I was ashamed about it because I thought I’m supposed to be the healthiest woman in the world, and what does this say about me if I can’t have kids of my own,” she says. “It was insecurity, which I have to work on.”

A friend of the Biggest Loser star says it took a lot of strength for Jillian to confess her fertility issue. “Jillian would much rather have kept her private life private,” a friend tells PopEater‘s Rob Shuter. “She thought the nasty comments would stop, but once it became clear that they wouldn’t, she felt the need to address it head-on.”

There are so many women out there who battle infertility, including celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Khloe Kardashian, and the source says that if Jillian “can make just one woman struggling to conceive right now feel better about herself then it was all worth it.”

We hope Jillian gets the family she dreams of, as well as other women struggling with similar fertility problems.

–Leigh Blickley

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Posted at 12:56 PM on March 24, 2011  

Look, her comments were taken out of context. When refering to not being able to do that to her body, she was talking about the issues of having a (high risk) pregnancy with endometriosis. She was not being calous about baby weight, if anyone could get that off it would be her. No, she is not gay, Bob is her partner. And even if she were, what business is it of anyone else. The whole point to this article is to point out the heart wrenching troubles associated with this disease. Even someone as healthy as Jillian can become a victim to endometriosis, so this is something all women should be checked for. Especially, if like Jillian, you want to be a mother. She has been talking about starting a family of her own for a couple of years now.

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Posted at 7:29 PM on March 15, 2011  

is Jillian gay? Not that it matters, but I was curious, since her personal life is never talked about.

In terms of wreaking her perfect body to have a child. Well, that’s something you sort of trade in TO have a child… Plus look at Bethanney Frankel, she’s 40, had a baby, and I swear looks better body wise post baby.

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Posted at 2:31 PM on March 15, 2011  

Isn’t it kind of funny that there was no mention of this until AFTER she gets run over by everyone for her insensitive comments to mothers and pregnancy.

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Posted at 5:13 PM on March 15, 2011  

indeed. i do think this woman seems utterly horrible and hard to believe her statements. on the other hand, if she really cannot conceive, i feel sorry for her. so, i am going to try to hold my tongue on the point, in the off chance she isn’t actually lying as part of a pr campaign.

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