You can be married! Jillian Michaels tied the knot with fiancée DeShanna Marie MinutoA memorable wedding in Africa
“@deshannamarie Michaels – it’s an honor and an adventure saying I do to you,” Michaels, 47, wrote via Instagram on Friday, July 22, alongside a carousel of photos from the couple’s romantic getaway. “Finding you… my person… and eloping in Africa together has been one of the most magical and transformative chapters of my life. We are grateful to Susan Neva from @alluringAfrica, the @wearewilderness team and the Himba people who helped us celebrate our union in style. We will treasure these experiences for the rest of our lives.”
The fitness guru added that the duo plan to celebrate in Venice, California, with their “family and friends” sometime next year.
The couple, who have been married for three years, celebrated their engagement with heartfelt tributes to each other in November 2021.
“1153 days… here’s to thousands more. She said ‘yes’ ❤️,” Michaels captioned an Instagram selfie of the couple. “YES! 💍,” the Letterino founder, 36, succinctly replied via her own post of the twosome, showing off her large diamond engagement ring.
Minuto and Michaels are known to use social media to honor their romance. In October 2020, the 6 Keys author commemorated their two-year anniversary together via Instagram, writing, “Thank you for teaching me something new everyday. Thank you for making my life better. Thank you for being yourself and sharing your time with me. I love you more… Happy Anniversary babe ❤️❤️❤️.”
Us Weekly first confirmed the pair were dating in July 2019 following the personal trainer’s split from longtime partner, Heidi Rhodes. After nine years of marriage, the exes got engaged in 2015. They then split in June 2018.
Michaels spoke out about her new single status after the split. “Life is good. I cannot complain,” she exclusively told UseDuring the Stand Up to Cancer Live Broadcast, September 2018. “I feel like I am going to take a beat on the dating thing. That is a special piece of hell. Heidi is still one of my best friends. But the dating thing is like, yeah. Wow.”
She continued, “I mean, literally, when you have kids, it’s almost impossible to allow other things to, like, f—k with you because they just demand 100 percent of your attention! “So, it’s nice. It’s a welcome distraction to kind of get me out of my own head.”