Jillian Michaels is explaining her decision to exit NBC's The Biggest Loser after 10 years, citing irreconcilable differences (so to speak) with producers.
The 40-year-old fitness guru admits to People that "there were some fundamental [differences with Loser producers] that have existed for a while."
"I don't want the fans to think I feel like I'm too big for the show or that I'm seeking greener pastures. I'm so grateful to the show and so sad to leave."
One main issue was producers' portrayal of Michaels herself.
"In the beginning of the show it was tough love. You saw the tough, and you saw the love," she says, but lately, "You saw none of the relationships."
"[You saw] none of the bonds that I build with my clients."
As a result, the trainer believes, "millions of people have this warped negative perception of me" as a harsh person, and that spilled into her personal life.