Jillian Michaels marries fiancee Deshanna Marie Minuto

Jillian Michaels is a married woman!

The former “Biggest Loser” trainer and DeShanna Marie Minuto said “I do” at a private ceremony in Namibia, People reports.

The fitness instructor, 48, announced the big news on her Instagram, saying it was “an honor” and “adventure” by saying “I do” to Minuto, 37, during the intimate ceremony led by the Himba people.

“Finding you… my person… and running away together in Africa has been one of the most magical and transformative chapters of my life,” Michaels said alongside photos of their big day.

She continued: “A special thank you to Susan Neva from Alluring Africa, the Wilderness Safari team and the Himba people who helped us commemorate our union in style”, adding: “We will share these experiences for the cherish the rest of our lives.”

Jillian Michaels and Deshanna Marie Minuto
The couple followed their wedding with a honeymoon in Namibia.

Before flying to Africa, the newlyweds were married on July 11 in a Miami courthouse.

Although the couple is already officially married, Michaels says they are planning an “official wedding party” in June 2023 in Venice, Italy, to celebrate their nuptials with friends and family.

The reality star posed the question to Minuto in November 2021 with a 7-carat emerald cut diamond.

Jillian Michaels and Deshanna Marie Minuto
Michael’s new wife flashed her ring after the couple celebrated.

At the time of their engagement, Michaels gushed about her now-wife, saying she checked all the boxes.

“DeShanna is ‘all things’ — beautiful, smart, funny, creative, quirky, passionate … I could search the list of adjectives,” she told People. “Those qualities clearly draw you to someone. But it’s the quality of their character that makes you think every night as you fall asleep, ‘Thank God this person is next to me’.

Jillian Michaels marries Deshanna Marie Minuto
“1153 days… on thousands more. She said ‘yes’ ❤️”, said the fitness instructor on Instagram at the time of their engagement.

The couple started dating in 2018, shortly after the author of “Slim for Life” ended her previous engagement to Heidi Rhoades after nearly a decade together.

Michaels and Rhoades share two children: daughter Lukensia, 11, and 9-year-old son Phoenix.

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