for those who have reality tv as their guilty pleasure
Reality Ravings | Australia's leading Reality TV blog!

The Biggest Loser – Is This The Story Behind Michelle Bridges Bust Up?

Michelle Bridges has recently announced that she has separated from her husband of nine years Bill Moore and The Daily Telegraph is hinting she may have busted up with him because she wanted a child.

Annette Sharp who does not seem to be a big fan of The Biggest Loser’s trainers husband writes an amusing article about meeting Bill Woods and hints at the issues that may have broken up their marriage.

The article states:

Michelle Bridges and her husband had one of those relationships that appeared, from the outside, to have been based on a mutual desire to make it huge on the world’s stage.

The couple’s marketing strategy was in overdrive when this writer encountered them at a party in 2009, two seasons after Bridges joined The Biggest Loser.

Seconds after Bill Moore clocked that I was a reporter, I began devising my exit strategy. Following the initial introductions, Bill, on the hunt for the next great promotional opportunity, began shopping his wife. Relentlessly.

A business card was first proffered (taken with thanks), then an interview opportunity offered (declined with thanks), then a book despatched as a gift (not keen, thanks), before the persistent daily calls started at my office as Bill energetically razzled and dazzled in the pursuit of media coverage for his wife. (Step away from the phone Bill, you have become a bloody nuisance and you have overstepped the line.)

Regardless of what I may have thought, clearly he was doing something right as fitness trainer Bridges has become a household name and the biggest star on Loser – resonating better with television audiences than program host, former Olympic swimmer Hayley Lewis.

But back at that 2009 meeting, this writer was struck by how little Bridges actually said during our conversation. This seemed at odds with her mouthy TV persona. Though polite, she seemed guarded, repressed even, by comparison to the razor sharp salesman standing at her side jabbering away on her behalf.

This week the couple finally announced the end of their nine-year marriage, a subject whispered about in television circles for several weeks.

Though Bridges looks to be in the best shape of her life physically, it seems that for some time she hasn’t been entirely happy.

The source of her misery, this columnist has been told, is that she has wanted a baby and at 42 the deadline on that dream is almost up.

Bill the businessman, on the other hand, is said to have been less keen.

He has children from an earlier relationship.

It could be a messy divorce as it has been reported their business empire is worth $20 million.



1 drb123 { 03.09.13 at 4:21 am }

Is his surname Woods or Moore?

2 Georgie { 03.09.13 at 7:48 am }

He looks just like her without hair.

3 Reality Raver { 03.09.13 at 8:00 am }

drb123 – oops my bad must have been thinking of the actor, it is Bill Moore have now changed.

Daisy – now that you mention it…. They say if you partner up with someone you look like that it has a great chance of lasting longer or maybe it is the ultimate in narcissism.

4 Georgie { 03.09.13 at 8:11 am }

Lol RR – Woods, Moore; Daisy, Georgie. ‘What’s in a name’ anyway?

5 Littlepetal { 03.09.13 at 8:34 am }

RR is overwork. Slowdown and that a deep breath.

6 Georgie { 03.09.13 at 9:30 am }

Hear, hear Littlepetal, RR should have the weekend off. We’ll behave ourselves won’t we?

On ‘what’s in a name’ – sometimes I call my partner of 23 years by my ex-husband’s name and we divorced 33 years ago!

7 Anna { 03.09.13 at 10:02 am }

RR, we’ll behave till Monday :-)

Don’t like Michel as a trainer, mean & nasty. She never shows any empathy

Hubby looks unpleasant …

There must be more to it then just having or not having kids. Since he is a LOT older then she is, the matter of kids would have been discussed prior to marriage 10 years ago . She is not naive ….

8 brain dead dave { 03.09.13 at 11:53 am }

Lost respect for Michelle a while back. Cold and mean to the Losers and then advertising garbage from the likes of $wisse that are just snake oil.

9 Daisy { 03.09.13 at 12:12 pm }

Georgie @6 thats’ a good one. I’ll try it on Rolf, I mean Steve, Luke, Nick.
I have been doing that to my grandkids ever since I had more than 2 of them. And my grandmother used to do it to us.

10 Izobel2 { 03.09.13 at 12:16 pm }

Funny one Georgie @ #4 !!