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- Pennsylvania native and openly lesbian, Heidi Rhoades is most famously known for her romantic partnership with the celebrity fitness trainer, Jillian Michaels.
- Heidi is a woman of many talents. In addition to being the mother of two, she films for the reality TV show Just Jillian alongside her entire family.
- She is also a celebrity yoga instructor and a former music manager.
Personal Life, Parents & Family Background :
- Heidi was born and raised in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
- Her parents’ names are Fred and Joyce Rhoades. They now live in a retirement complex in Florida.
- She has one sister, who once owned a nontoxic nail salon in Los Angeles, California.
Jillian Michaels and Heidi Rhoades :
- Heidi’s partner is Jillian Leigh McKarus, more popularly known as Jillian Michaels, star of the reality television series “The Biggest Loser” and “Just Jillian.”
- The two have been together since 2009 and hot engaged on March 8, 2016.
- They are also parents to two children, Phoenix and Lukensia.
- Rhoades is the biological mother of their son, Phoenix (born on May 3rd, 2012)
- Lukensia is the couple’s adopted daughter who came home from Haiti at two years old only four days after the birth of their son.
- Jillian announced their split via Instagram in mid-2018, saying that they were better as just friends & parents, rather than partners.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- For high school, Heidi attended Selinsgrove Area High School, a public high school in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She began high school in 1994 & graduated with the class of 1998.
- While in high school, she participated in gymnastics, dance, soccer and softball.
- Most notably, she was an accomplished member of her high school’s varsity track team.
- After high school ended, Rhoades went on to pursue tertiary education at Pennsylvania State University (Main Campus), a research-intensive public university in State College, Pennsylvania.
- While at college, Heidi became trained in yoga & even taught as a yoga instructor.
- She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2002.
TV Career, Job, Salary & Net worth :
- Soon after college ended, Heidi got a job in New York City as a part of the artist management team for a company called Nettwerk Music Group.
- She stayed there for a little over 7 years, from November 2002 to December 2009.
- Eventually, Rhoades’ music management career took her to Los Angeles. She soon realized she was unhappy with her career path though & left her company to become a yoga instructor.
- Heidi is very successful as a yoga instructor. Her clients are very diverse and range from celebrities to stay at home moms.
- She now appears as a main cast member of the reality television series on E! Television Network entitled “Just Jillian.”
Interesting Facts, Height & Trivia :
- When she was in the fifth grade, Heidi wrote a paper entitled I’d never live in New York City” which is ironic because that’s exactly where she ended up right after college.
- Growing up, Heidi sang in the choir at her family’s church in their hometown.