Richard Simmons’ troubling exile from society may now be explained by the new report that he’s been allegedly living as a woman. Did allegedly transitioning make him a recluse?
Welcome back, Richard Simmons! Richard, 67, was last seen in public in 2013, sparking a years-long controversy that the famed fitness guru was in significant trouble. But Richard was on a self-imposed seclusion, according to a new report, because he has allegedly been trying to live life as a woman! Get all the details after the jump!
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Firstly, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, because Richard is safe and sound! After being last seen at the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Richard’s continued absence sparked intense worry from the public, his friends and family. Richard, allegedly, had quietly slipped into obscurity to start transitioning into a woman, and didn’t even tell those closest to him what was happening, according to a new report from National Enquirer!
It was incredibly shocking and worrisome, to the point where he was missing (and silent!) for so long that rumors started that he was being held captive by his housekeeper! A friend was terrified that Richard was being abused, and called the police to investigate. They found nothing, and the mystery continued.
None of this has been true in the slightest, a source, who is allegedly close to Richard, told the mag! “[Richard felt there was] someone trapped inside of him. He had a boob job, and his breasts are like he had been taking hormones to make them grow. He had huge mood swings, too, which we attributed to hormone therapy. [Richard] never really felt comfortable being a man. He felt he was a woman trapped in a man’s body.”
Now that Richard is allegedly becoming more and more comfortable with his body, he’s actually been seen out and about! In cute new outfits, Richard has allegedly been taking hot locations like Buenos Aires, Miami and Venice by storm. That’s so refreshing to hear after nearly three years of worrying about the fitness god’s well-being! Good for Richard!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by the allegations that Richard is living as a woman? Tell us in the comments!