Jillian Michaels: You Misquoted My Pregnancy Comment!

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The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels insists she never said pregnancy will ruin her body, didn't even use the word "ruin," and is angry at at some media outlets for reporting that, according to Access Hollywood.

“I never ever said that,” Jillian told AccessHollywood.com’s Laura Saltman as she promoted her new show, Losing It With Jillian, as part of NBC’s Summer Press Day on Monday in Pasadena.

“The word ‘won’t’ and the word ‘ruin’ are not even in the article,” Jillian said. “It’s amazing, everybody’s asking about this and I’m like, ‘Did you read the article?’ ‘No I didn’t read the article.’”

Okay, so she may not have used those exact words, but wasn't that still her meaning?


The media outlets to which she's referring are likely Fox News and The Huffington Post, which ran the respective headlines "Do Babies Ruin Bodies? The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels Won't Give Birth" and "Jillian Michaels: I Won't Ruin My Body With Pregnancy."

This is one of those rare times when two media outlets on the opposite site of the political and social spectrum have the same take on something, which makes me wonder if Jillian isn't now trying to cover up a poor choice of words that make her look really shallow.

Her exact quote in the recent Women's Health interview was: “I’m going to adopt,” and, “I can’t handle doing that [pregnancy] to my body.”

 “‘Handle’ is not ‘ruin’ and ‘can’t’ is not ‘won’t.’ " she told Access Hollywood, but wouldn't go into further detail because she said it's too "complicated."

Do you think Michaels is backtracking or do you believe her pregnancy comment was legitimately misquoted?

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