Premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on E!
The Dynamic and Driven Megastar is Not Only a World-Wide Fitness Phenomenon, but She Is Also a Mom, Partner, Boss and Friend Who Maneuvers Life’s Ups, Downs and Everything Else In-Between
Tough talk, strength, agility and an unmatchable drive to motivate herself and others are the hallmarks of Jillian Michaels. However, there’s more to the uber-successful celebrity than meets the eye. Between two kids, the longtime love of her life, a steadfast business partner, a family of dear friends, and 15 pets, viewers will get an exclusive backstage pass into Jillian’s personal life when “Just Jillian” premieres Tuesday, January 19th at 10:00 pm ET/PT. For the first time, fans who have seen Jillian in front of the lights, will get an unfiltered look at the woman behind the empire built one drop of sweat at a time and meet the people inside her private world who help her juggle the chaos and support her through it all.
In the series premiere, America's toughest trainer, Jillian Michaels, reveals a side of her you never knew- devoted mother, supportive partner, and comedy chops. Jillian travels to the U.K. for work, causing strain on her home life, and upon returning to Los Angeles, Jillian is pressured by her friends to marry her long-term partner.
Over the season’s eight episodes, Jillian is between a rock and her rock hard abs as she takes on balancing the demands of her ever-growing empire, parenting five-year-old Lukensia (“Lu”) and three and a half-year-old Phoenix with doting partner Heidi, and trying to devote enough quality time to all of them. Jillian and her business partner (and “work husband”) Giancarlo are constantly developing new ways for Empowered Media to meet the demands of her huge fan base. Together they are working on a seemingly endless list of new projects, including Jillian’s next tour, book, exercise DVD's, a new business investment, a grab n go healthy food line, a workout clothing line, a supplement line, her Jillian Michaels podcast, television projects and grooming a group of fitness protégés among others.
At home, Jillian continues to add more helpings to her already full plate by making time for her small children and longtime partner Heidi, managing a full staff, remodeling a second home, and caring for the animals at the family’s farm, including Stella, the pig that makes herself right at home by sleeping in the master bedroom. Meanwhile, Heidi, the more traditional partner in the relationship, and Jillian contemplate expanding their budding family and contend with whether or not they’ll tie the knot. Through it all, Jillian is true to her word and shows that anything is possible, no one is perfect, and at the end of the day, she’s just taking it one lunge at a time.