Is Richard Simmons transitioning to a woman? Amidst reports that the fitness guru is transgender, photos surfaced showing Richard in colorful wigs and thigh-high boots. See the crazy pics here!
It may not be easy for Richard Simmons to deny that he’s becoming a woman after this bombshell. His fans are baffled by reports that the 67-year-old fitness instructing icon may be transgender, but there may be evidence that will leave them even more shocked: Photo proof of Richard dressed as a woman. We’re talking wigs, dresses, and even thigh-high boots!
A series of photos in the National Enquirer allegedly show Richard dressed in various female garments, from fur-lined lingerie to sexy black over-the-knee boots. In another set of pics, Richard is supposedly sporting a bright orange wig and black evening gown while out with friends. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by Richard or his reps that those photos are actually pictures of him, they do look a lot like him! Click here to see pictures of Richard in wigs!
While Richard’s female outfits may seem strange to fans, it’s apparently nothing new to the fitness guru. He has reportedly transitioned to female, now living as a woman named Fiona, according to National Enquirer sources. One insider even told the mag about the first time Richard dressed as Fiona while on vacation in Brazil in 2013!
“He was wearing a rainbow-colored wig, was very softly spoken and had all the mannerisms of a woman,” the source said. “He appeared to be totally natural and comfortable as a woman.”
Richard’s absence from the public eye sparked speculation and worry after he was last seen in 2013 at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Although a friend of Richard’s accused his housekeeper of holding the fitness star hostage in his Beverly Hills home, these new insiders are alleging that his transition was the true reason for his extended silence.
Richard has yet to comment on the transgender report, but his fans can rest assure that he’s at least alive and well. After briefly being hospitalized on June 3 for “bizarre conduct,” Richard took to Facebook to let fans know he was just fine. Although he happened to share a selfie along with the message, we still haven’t seen a full body shot of Richard for quite some time — so it will be interesting to see what he’s wearing once we see him out and about again!
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