Is Richard Simmons Gay or Married Man? Bio, Wife, Net Worth, Siblings, Now, Height

American semi-retired fitness personality, actor, and video producer, Richard Simmons is popular for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality. Also, he has been promoting weight-loss programs, most prominently through his Sweatin’ to the Oldies line of aerobics videos.

Is Richard Simmons Married? Who is His Wife?

Richard Simmons is yet to be married and yet to make someone his wife. Since 2014, he has been living a low profile life. So it is hard to determine his personal life. Richards’s sexual orientation became a topic of controversy. He lives single life ay at his residence in Beverly Hills, California.

In the year 1992, he was allegedly intertwined with Swiss adult star Daniel Holt and also, Bruce Headrick a gay hustler in the 80’s. According to reports, Simmons often reached Bruce in the ’80s. This aerobics guru Richard never disclosed his sexuality openly, no one knows he is gay or straight. Currently, he lives alone with just two-house staff and three Dalmatians.

Richard Simmons Bio, Siblings

On July 12, 1948, Richard Simmons born as Milton Teagle Simmons in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the son of parents Leonard Douglas Simmons and Shirley May. Both of his parents worked in the show business. He has a sibling brother Leonard Simmons Jr.

Having American nationality, Richard is of mixed ethnicity. At the very early age of 5, he was obese. Richard weighed 83 kilos and reached up to 122 kilos during his adolescence. He with his brother raised in the french quarter of New Orleans. He enrolled at the Cor Jesu High School but later changed name to Brother Martin High School. into located in St. Louis, Missouri.

After completing his high school education, he graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Arts. Richard thought about being a priest when he was young.

What’s Richard Simmons Net Worth?

Richard Simmons has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He has been earning money from his career which was his prime source of earning money. He earns millions of salary from his professional career.

His mansion in the Hollywood Hills was built in the year 1937 in the colonial style, complete with Corinthian style pillars in the front. Then he purchased the home in the year 1982 for $670,000, and it’s worth an estimated $6.07 million in 2020.

This home is  4,119 square feet on a 24,400-square-foot lot. Also, the house has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a black bottom pool in the backyard.

What’s Richard Simmons Doing Now?

Since February 2014, he retreats from public speculation, and expressions of concern about his well-being began to surface in the media. He simply chose to be less publicly visible.

Simmons began to upload archive content to his YouTube channel (recorded before his decision to withdraw from public life) to help people stay fit at home during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the Height of Richard Simmons?

He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. While Richard’s body weighs around 61 kg. He has light brown colored hair with dark brown eyes color.


Richard Simmons is a semi-retired American fitness instructor, actor, as well as video producer. He is popular for his eccentric, flamboyant, and energetic personality. Also, he has been promoted weight-loss programs, most prominently through his Sweatin’ to the Oldies line of aerobics videos. He started his weight-loss career by opening his gym Slimmons in Beverly Hills, California, catering to the overweight.

Richard became widely known through exposure on television and through the popularity of his consumer products. He frequently featured as a guest of late-night television and radio talk shows, such as the Late Show with David Letterman and The Howard Stern Show.

Richard continued to promote health and exercise through a decades-long career and later broadened his activities to include political activism – such as in 2008 in support of a bill mandating non-competitive physical education in public schools as a part of the No Child Left Behind Act.