Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is closer to adopting

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is closer to adopting

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels

Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels is getting closer to becoming a parent, a life-long dream of the 37-year-old who left her position as trainer on The Biggest Loser in the US to focus on adoption.

After beginning the adoption process in 2010 within the Democratic Republic of Congo, she has now been paired up with a little girl from Haiti she told Access Hollywood Live.

“I went over to visit orphanages and I ended up falling in love with this little girl, and by the grace of God, I got matched up with her,” she said.

Although she is one step closer to adopting a child, she isn’t celebrating just yet.

“I now have to get her home … it could take up to a year to get her home,” she said.

“Anything can happen and fall through or fall apart, so it’s kind of premature for me to say it, but that’s where it’s at.”

If the adoption doesn’t go to plan Jillian warns, “You’ll know why I’m devastated and not coming out of my house for months.”

Jillian’s adoption quest became quite public when she was asked if she would ever consider having children in the May 2010 issue of Women’s Health.

“I’m going to adopt,” she said. “I can’t handle doing that to my body.”

Her comments created a public backlash, but Jillian says she was misquoted in the article.

“I’m disappointed about the way that my words have been twisted by the media. ‘Heartbroken’ is actually more the word I’m looking for. I support all women in any and every endeavour they choose and I wish that they would do the same for me,” she told Access Hollywood at the time.

She went on to explain that pregnancy would be hard on her body because she had suffered from endometriosis and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) since she was 16.

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