Is Richard Simmons Gay and Does He Have a Wife?

Whether or not Richard Simmons is gay is yet to be confirmed. It is also unknown if he has a wife, which boils down to the fact that he prefers to keep his private life away from the public.

Is Richard Simmons Married?

Richard Simmons’ marital status is among the many details of his personal life that he has refused to disclose. However, many people believe that he has never been married before. Although this is none of anybody’s business, it has not stopped fans from forming various theories. 

Some of the explanations they gave for his choice to remain unmarried included that he has always had a busy schedule due to his career and as a result, had no time to build romantic relationships and settle down in marriage.

Another possible reason for Richard’s decision to remain single is that he enjoys being alone, as fans have likely understood by now. However, he likes connecting with people via his work and likes to know that people appreciate him.

While everyone had come to believe that the fitness professional was unmarried, he released his autobiography titled Still Hungry After All These Years: My Story in 1999. It featured a passage with the title ‘The Woman I Live With,’ which would make anyone think he had finally opened up about his love life or wife.  

But that was not so, as it read: “Yes, there is a woman in my life – a beautiful woman who looks like a 35-year-old Sophia Loren. Her name is Teresa. I know this is the part of the story you’ve been waiting for.” It eventually turned out that the said woman was none other than his housekeeper.

How True Are Richard Simmons Gay Rumors?

Owing to the fact that he is not known to be married and has never talked about his sexual inclinations openly, people have speculated that Simmons is gay. This is particularly because of his outward behavior, which supposedly hints at a homosexual nature.

In line with this, the 74-year-old once told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that his persona has always been what a man was never supposed to be (by societal standards), describing it as “Outrageous, gregarious, crazy, silly, funny.”

He went on to disclose that when he was younger, he was picked on for not being macho and for not taking part in sports. However, his mother advised him never to be bothered by people’s opinions of him. According to him, his mother also told him never to change but rather to remain who he was and keep doing the good things that he did. 

The above was Richard Simmon’s response to a question about whether or not he cared about speculations that he was gay. He reemphasized his decision not to talk about his sexuality and personal life, saying, “I don’t talk about two things. I don’t talk about my personal life, and I don’t talk about death. So you can ask me [about] any other area but those.”

There Were Reports That The Fitness Personality was Transitioning Into a Woman

During his days of actively working in his Beverly Hills studio, his workout classes were described as gay. But no matter what people said about his sexuality, it never pushed him into disclosing it, nor into making trouble with anyone. 

However, when several media houses, including Radar Online, National Enquirer, and American Media, Inc., reported in 2017 that he was undergoing gender reassignment, he refused to take it lying down. Consequently, he sued the media houses.

Sadly, Richard Simmons lost the lawsuit in September 2017, as the judge ruled that “misidentification of a person as transgender is not actionable defamation absent special damages.” Consequently, he was ordered to pay the attorney’s fees of the defendants.

Meanwhile, the fitness guru denied the reports about him transitioning to become a woman through his official Facebook account. “Some tabloids have recently falsely reported that I am transitioning,” he wrote.

“In response, I feel compelled to set the record straight and refute these lies”. He went on to state that even though he was not transitioning, he has been and always will be supportive of those who are.

Does Richard Simmons Have Kids

Although it’s common to see most men his age who are fathers, Richard Simmons is believed to have no children. As we have already explained, he has no wife and has never been in any known relationship with any woman. Thus, he has no biological children, nor does he have any adopted child/children. 


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