RC: It was like, “This is the coolest chick ever.” I was definitely drawn in. You just put us together and we’re like 10-year-old schoolgirls. I think everyone in the gay community knows her, but I don’t think she’s out on a national level.
RC: We weren’t for a while, [but] now, it would seem I’m on her person-to-call list again, ’cause I’m getting a lot of daytime phone calls. AE: Was the physical part of your relationship just for the show?
There was much debate over her relationship with Rebecca, whom she began to casually date during the filming of the second season late 2006.
The reality show's first season followed Warner's daily routine, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how Warner runs her day-to-day business, juggles her personal life with then-girlfriend Milenna (Mimi) Saraiva, and deals with her employees' personal issues.On March 18, 2007, Bravo launched a second season of "Work Out," where it continues to show Warner handling her personal life and controversial relationship with employee Rebecca Cardon, launching a new business venture, integrating a new trainer (Gregg Butler) into the mix, and dealing with the sudden death of trainer Doug Blasdell.Jackie was born on August 17, 1968, in Fairborn, Ohio, USA. She has not revealed any information about her childhood life.Her educational background has not been disclosed yet.Did you know the gym would make for reality-TV gold?
Jackie Warner: The drama is so much more than I ever dreamed of.
Here, the budding fitness scion discusses the price of TV stardom, her plan to date older women, and why most of us will never look like her. When I started dating one of my employees [Rebecca, a trainer who was previously straight], I was like, So what? It just goes to show I need to stop dating girls under 30.
ELLE: Work Out is different from other reality-fitness shows because it focuses on the behind-the-scenes drama.
AE: You’ve said that you and Jackie have “undeniable chemistry.”RC: We do have chemistry. You sound like you’ve gotten very close, as friends.
The movie was sold out, so we had to wait for the next show. And we literally sat on the sidewalk and talked for three hours. AE: Yeah, that’s what I think of when I think of Jackie Warner: a 10-year-old schoolgirl.
The title of Bravo's reality fitness show Work Out is a bit misleading. I carry myself in a way that makes it easier for women to relate to. [Growing up in rural Ohio], all of my girlfriends were cheerleaders. It became a joke, but a lot of the men were upset or jealous of me because I got the girl. When I effortlessly get the girl, it pisses them off. I was so nervous; I didn't know what the camera was going to make me look like.