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.
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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 but told People they were tough for even her.
She travels extensively having visited Japan, Belize, and Spain with Michaels since they started dating in 2018.
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.
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“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.”
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.”