Fitness guru and ‘Biggest Loser’ star Jillian Michaels has settled her divorce with ex-partner Heidi Michaels-Rhoades, and the couple has agreed to share custody of their two young children.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, the two women have agreed to joint physical and legal custody of their children, Lukensia Michaels-Rhoades (9) and Phoenix Michaels-Rhoades (6).
In the filing, they agreed the children will live with Heidi 60% of the time and Jillian 40% of the time. And during that time, “each party shall offer the other parent the right of first refusal to care for the children in the event they will be unable to do so for overnight.”
Also, both of them agreed not to speak poorly of each other in front of the kids, saying, “Neither parent shall speak in a negative, disrespectful or derogatory manner to or about the other parent in the children’s presence o within hearing distance of the children.” That goes for other family members on both sides as well.
Jillian and Heidi settled their divorce on January 16, 2020. This coming after Heidi filed last year to end their domestic partnership. The couple registered as domestic partners on June 27, 2013, and according to the settlement, “entered into a Prenuptial Domestic Partner Agreement on May 28, 2013, which provides for a division of their assets in the event of a dissolution of their registered domestic partnership.”
As for support, the documents claim Jillian has given Heidi $2.4 Million as an “advance” on “future” child support, and Jillian’s share of “all extracurricular activities, private school, clothes, and jointly agreed upon birthday gifts and any additionally ordered child Support shall be deducted from the advance.”
Jillian has agreed to pay for “the minor children’s private school, clothes, jointly agreed-upon extracurricular activities, and jointly agreed upon birthday gifts for their friends.”
In addition, Jillian will pay Heidi $2,000 a month in additional child support. The couple has waived both of their rights to spousal support in the divorce.
Jillian pulls in $33,000 per month in “self-employed income.”
The docs say, “Additionally, Respondent shall pay for the minor chi1dren’s airfare and hotel costs for one round trip vacation with the Petitioner per year not to exceed $2500.00.”
As for the living situation, in the documents, Jillian will get the house in Malibu, CA which is worth over $8 Million and Heidi will get the home in Topanga, CA which is worth almost $2 Million.
Jillian will keep her 2015 Chevy Truck, and Heidi the 2017 Tesla.
Michaels proposed to Heidi in 2016 on the finale of her show, “Just Jillian” and the couple had been together for 9 years when they split.
Jullian issued a statement when the couple split, saying, “Heidi and I have been split for a while now. We’ve found we’re better friends and parents living apart than staying together.
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