Jillian Michaels is engaged!
The health coach is ready to marry fiancée DeShanna Marie Minuto, PEOPLE can verify. Michaels, 47, and Minuto, 36, acquired engaged on Saturday.
“DeShanna is ‘all the things’ — beautiful, smart, funny, creative, quirky, passionate … I could run down the list of adjectives. Those characteristics obviously attract you to someone. But it’s the quality of their character that makes you think ‘Thank God for this person laying next to me’ every night when you fall asleep,” Michaels tells PEOPLE.
“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,” she continues.
The Fitness App by Jillian Michaels creator popped the query with a 7-carat emerald minimize diamond that includes two single carat, trapezoid diamonds on all sides. The beautiful ring was crafted by a household buddy and specialty jeweler at H&H Jewelers in Miami.
The former Biggest Loser coach and Minuto have been courting since 2018. Michaels not too long ago marked their three-year anniversary on Instagram.
“‘We are all asleep until we fall in love’ Happy Anniversary @deshannamarie ❤️ I adore you,” she wrote.
To have a good time the couple’s two-year anniversary in 2020, Michaels posted a picture of Minuto on Instagram, thanking her for “showing me how much love gives and how hard it works” and “for teaching me something new everyday.”
She added, “Thank you for making me a better person. Thank you for being you and sharing yourself with me. I love you more.”
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Michaels beforehand opened up about her relationship with Minuto to PEOPLE, telling PEOPLE Now that she and her fiancée work out collectively. While Minuto was as soon as a university athlete, even Michaels’ exercises proved powerful for her, the coach stated.
“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,’” Michaels stated. “And so I was like, ‘Alright babe.’ ”
“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,” Michaels added.
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Michaels was beforehand engaged to Heidi Rhoades earlier than their cut up in 2018.