Jillian Michaels Talks Adoption, Exiting The Biggest Loser

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Jillian Michaels is leaving The Biggest Loser to focus on her family. There's just one problem: that family has started yet.

In the October issue of Redbook, the trainer goes into the "nightmare," two-year process of trying to adopt a child from the Congo.

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"I’ve watched friends congratulate me on [starting] the process, get pregnant themselves, have a baby, and then their baby’s crawling. People are lapping me. My best friend just told me she’s pregnant, and of course I’m ecstatic, but I’m also like, Uhhh! [gestures stabbing herself]. Like, I want my kid to be playing with your kids!"

Michaels also has disparaging words to say about the primetime slate these days:

"I’ve wanted to be in daytime television for a long time, because that’s where you can convey a message. On primetime, it’s like Jersey Shore and The Desperate Housewives of Some Dumb-ass County. It’s just train-wreck television. And it rates.

"[On The Biggest Loser] I would have long conversations with contestants about unearthing stuff from their past, and none of it would air. They grunt, they cry, I’m like, “You can do it,” they say, “I believe in myself,” and the scene’s over.

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Jillian Michaels Biography

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Jillian Michaels is a personal trainer. She's risen to fame due to her role on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Michaels was born in Los Angeles... More »
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