<p><span></span>TV's hottest trainer, <strong>Chris Powell</strong>, has dedicated his life to helping others on ABC's <em>Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition</em>. But it's his new gig as a father that's his No. 1 priority. In an exclusive <em>Life & Style</em> interview and photo shoot, Chris shows off his newborn son, William Cash, and shares his journey to finding love and happiness.<br />
"I cried," Chris says, as he recalls William's birth. "I thought, that's my boy, that's my son. It's my flesh and blood and such a magical moment."
The 30-year-old and his wife, Heidi, welcomed their 7-pound, 13-ounce son into the world on June 13. Chris is the loving stepfather to Matix, 6, and Marley, 4, Heidi's children from a previous marriage, and William is his first biological child. "These are the most important people in the world to me. It's beautiful -- life can't get any better."
But not everything was always so perfect. Chris reveals that investing money in a faulty nutrition system, he ended up in thousands of dollars in debt. "Three years ago, I was living out of my car and didn't believe in love," he confides to Life & Style. But it was Heidi who ultimately saved him. "When I look back at those times, I thank God every day," he says, "because without going through that, I wouldn't know how sweet all this is."
For more of Life & Style's exclusive interview with Chris, pick up the new issue of Life & Style on newsstands nationwide Friday.
Photo Credit: Caroline Greyshock
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