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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drago... dragonflylovr19

I can't imagine what else her comment would mean so ya, to me it seems like she is back tracking! 

Anyone else enlighten me as to what else her comment may have meant?

lovin... lovinangels

Lol, I'm just having a hard time thinking fox and huffpo had the same take on something!

nonmember avatar SHEILA

Jillian has medical issues that prohibit her getting pregnant. She would like to adopt, however. The media should quit trying to say such things on her. It is just not true that pregnancy is an option for her. It is not.

urtrn... urtrnngvlt

Who cares if she doesn't want to give birth because it will ruin her body!  She wants to adopt... GREAT!  There are plenty of kids who need adopting.

nonmember avatar Robyn Brown

I think this whole situation is overblown.  It was a comment referring to herself no one else.  Only she knows what she meant since the comment came from her.  I hate it when people put words in your mouth and try to put a whole different spin on what you said and what you meant.  Does a public figure  have to hinge on every word they speak to the media so it doesn't get blown way out of proportion to the public.  I mean seriously! Such drama over two little words.  I feel the media is running with this so they can generate more readers.   Lets move on to more pressing topics like getting the shape of our economy back in order so families are not living in the streets, or worry about trying to get our poor soldiers overseas back home safely soon. Now they are topics worth discussion.





nonmember avatar christine

SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!! She trys to help people. Yes ...it has become her profession and something she does well. I dont see that as being a shallow person.  Now if having a baby is not something she can handle or at the moment wants to handle, how is that anyones business. Thats a bit personal, dont ya think??

sstepph sstepph

I honestly don't see what the big deal is. Like I have said before, I feel that some women can handle being  pregnant and some women cant. Those are the women who adopt, along with the ones who can't have babies. She's not degrating women and saying that you 'ruin' your body. The press overblows everything. I have a friend who doesn't want to have a baby because she doesnt think she could handle everything that you go through. You don't see her on the front page of the news paper do ya

KatieP. KatieP.

If I said I can not handle what that does to my body I would be talking about the 24/7 nasua, the unbearable tiredness, the tests, etc etc not getting fat.

Stacy119 Stacy119

After being a mom for over 16 years, my impression is that God made it hurt to teach us an important lesson about forbearance. That said, those of us who have the luxury of adoption have options that exclude them from the essential aspects brought to us through suffering; albeit at a price to their dimension of bonding with their child. Of course, there are ways to compensate if a Mom really cherishes her connection to her child.  There are no absolutes in parenting. I just need to believe all that suffering has an ultimate function. And in all honesty, I was relieved when I was no longer "perfect" [rolleyes] after childbirth because this freed me to focus on other aspects of my development as a person.

ankle... anklebitr

I will say it again, "It is HER body"

LOL at Fox news and Huffington post.

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