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The Biggest Loser's Ajay Rochester reveals the heartbreaking reality of raising a child with Asperger's

By Chloe-lee Longhetti For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 23:33 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 23:52 BST, 3 May 2021

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Television presenter Ajay Rochester has spoken candidly about raising a child with Asperger syndrome. 

The former host of The Biggest Loser, 52, told New Idea this week she and her son Kai, 21, have certainly faced some difficulties together over the years.

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Ajay said she'd always 'expected' to provide for her son well into adulthood because of his condition, but was beyond 'proud' of him after he landed a well-paid job.

Candid: Television presenter Ajay Rochester told New Idea this week she and her son Kai, 21, have faced some difficulties together over the years because of his Asperger syndrome

Candid: Television presenter Ajay Rochester told New Idea this week she and her son Kai, 21, have faced some difficulties together over the years because of his Asperger syndrome

'I've been paying his bills for years and keeping him in a house and frankly, I expected to be doing that for some time,' Ajay said. 

She explained that Kai had moved to Australia from LA - where he'd spent much of his childhood - in 2019, but struggled to find work after applying for over 100 jobs. 

But he has now landed a position as a video-editing assistant for a television network and is thriving and 'living an independent life'.

Proud: Ajay said she'd always 'expected' to provide for her son well into adulthood because of his condition, but was beyond 'proud' of him after he landed a well-paid job

Proud: Ajay said she'd always 'expected' to provide for her son well into adulthood because of his condition, but was beyond 'proud' of him after he landed a well-paid job 

Struggles: She explained that Kai had moved to Australia from LA - where he'd spent much of his childhood - in 2019, but struggled to find work after applying for over 100 jobs. But he has now landed a position as a video-editing assistant for a television network and is thriving

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