FITNESS trainer Jillian Michaels announced her engagement to longtime girlfriend DeShanna Marie Minuto.
The couple got engaged on Saturday, November 27, when Michaels popped the question with a 7-carat emerald-cut diamond with two 1-carat trapezoid diamonds on each side.
Who is DeShanna Marie Minuto?
DeShanna Marie Minuto is a New York City fashion designer with her own line, Letterino, which sells reconstructed vintage jackets.
A fitness junkie herself, Minuto started working out with Michaels who told People in 2018 her girlfriend said they were tough even for her.
Michaels said, "What's interesting about DeShanna is she was like, a D1 athlete — some crazy great athlete … and is very fit, very lean, and was like, 'Okay, I'm going to start working out.'
"I gave her a little routine and she was like, 'I can't walk, I've been zombified, I hate you,' and then, over a couple of weeks … she's like, I just ran my mile in seven minutes and 15 seconds."
Minuto and Michaels traveled extensively having visited Japan, Belize, and Spain since they started dating in 2018.
When did Jillian Michaels and DeShanna Minuto start dating?
Jillian Michaels, 47, and DeShanna Marie Minuto, 36, started dating toward the end of 2018, but the relationship wasn’t officially announced until mid-2019.
However, Minuto first posted a photo with Michaels for Christmas on December 24, 2018, with the simple caption, "Merry Christmas."
A few days later on December 27, Minuto posted another photo with Michaels with the caption "I ❤️ YOU."
Michaels responded in the thread and said, "You sure do... you spoil me."
Michaels’ discussed their relationship post-engagement with People and said, “It's easy to stay together when everything is going great, but when real life sets in and things get messy, challenging, scary, and even downright ugly — that's when the truth reveals itself.
“And this woman has revealed herself to be strong beyond measure, wise beyond her years, and loving beyond my wildest dreams. I am so grateful to officially call her mine.”
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