Remember we told you that Queen Latifah and her longtime lover, personal trainer Jeanette Jenkins, split up a while back? We told you that Latifah, real name Dana Owens, moved into a New York hotel where she dined alone on take out food.
Even though it’s our job to bring you these scoops, we still feel bad for the Queen. At our age it’s difficult to move on and start our lives over with someone new. Especially when you all you have to choose from are gold diggers who are just waiting to empty out your bank accounts.
Well, according to the National Enquirer, Jeanette has had a change of heart and she’s willing to take Queen Latifah back on the condition that the Queen kicks her nasty habits, which includes drinking, smoking and eating fatty foods.
The strange part is, Queen Latifah, 41, is working with fitness guru Jillian Michaels to help her get back into shape — not her lover, who is the personal trainer to celebs such as Kelly Rowland and Tia Mowry.
The “Biggest Loser” star gave a big dose of tough love to her pal Latifah, who is hoping to start a family with Jeanette through adoption, surrogate birth or one of them carrying the baby.
“Jillian told her if she is planning to raise children, it is her responsibility to be a good role model,” said the insider.
“She also reminded Latifah that if she continued down the junk food, cigar-chomping highway, there was a possibility that she wouldn’t be around to see her kids graduate high school.”
After the dramatic heart-to-heart, a tearful Latifah vowed to Jeanette to change her ways, confided the insider.
“And Jeanette promised Latifah she’ll do whatever it takes to help her.”
Jillian’s advice has already worked wonders. The couple, who began dating in 2003, were spotted smiling and working out together near their home over the Fourth of July weekend.
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