The Biggest Loser star Jillian Michaels and her partner Heidi Rhoades hit the pumpkin patch with their two kids – daughter Lukensia, 2, and son Phoenix, 5 months – on Sunday (October 14). Along with some pals, the family-of-four prepped for jack-o’-lantern season at Mr. Bones Pumpin Patch in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Jillian and Heidi are one of the many couples in Hollywood that have put adoption in the spotlight. They recently adopted Lukensia from Haiti after a lengthy process.
The celebrity trainer said the adoption process was not easy, and after a year and a half of waiting for a referral from Africa, she switched gears.
“I switched all my paperwork over to Haiti and I get a phone call one day,” she shared. “Heidi is now trying to get pregnant for five months now. They say, ‘We have a referral for you,’ which means they’ve matched you with a child. I was like, ‘This is unbelievable, this is great!’ I come home and tell Heidi, and in less than 24 hours she says, ‘By the way, I’m pregnant.’ ”
Although she recently left The Biggest Loser after 10 seasons, Jillian is returning to the popular weight loss competition TV show this January. And there’s a twist in season 14. In addition to adult competitors, there will also be teens aged 13 to 17 for the first time.