Famous for his appearance in public, dressed in candy-striped Dolfin shorts, tank tops decorated with Swarovski crystals, American fitness and TV personality Richard Simmons give off queer vibes to his viewers and fans. Does his appearance speak for his sexuality as a gay man?

The American national is best known for his health and fitness programs and books. He is a well-recognized fitness instructor, and also an actor, comedian, and author of nine books.

He worked as a fitness instructor to promote weight-loss in his program Sweatin' to the Oldies (1990). Likewise, he has also written numerous fitness and health-related books such as Reach for Fitness: A Special Book of Exercises for the Physically Challenged (1986), Richard Simmons: Never Say Diet Book (1980), The Richard Simmons' Farewell to Fat Cookbook: Homemade in the U.S.A (1999).

Fitness Guru's Show: Commercial of Richard Simmons fitness show Sweatin to the oldies 

He launched his own show The Richard Simmons show in 1980 which aired for four seasons. Over the years he shaped himself as a staple on late night television shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman. He also played a brief role in the soap opera General Hospital as himself.

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In recent years, since 2014 he has been enjoying his life out of the spotlight.

He has a net worth of $15 million dollars.

Richard Simmons Bio: Age & Height

American native, Richard Simmons was born on July 12, 1948, at New Orleans, Louisiana. He graced into this world as Milton Teagle Simmons to mother Shirley May and father Leonard Douglas Simmons. Both his parents worked in the show business. He also has a brother named Lenny Simmons.

Simmons did his schooling for Cor Jesu High School. He is a B.A graduate from Florida State University.

Growing up in New Orleans, he sold pralines in the street corners and started off as an entrepreneur from a young age. He was an obese youngster growing up and struggled to maintain his weight.

He adopted several methods like diet pills, laxatives, and other unhealthy fads in order to eliminate the extra weight. He did lose some weight, but also lost much of his hair in the process. This inspired him to adopt a healthier means of losing weight and fame as a fitness guru.

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He stands tall with a height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Was Richard Kidnapped In 2014?

Too much of something doesn’t always end up in good terms. The long-lived spotlight was the same for Simmons and he really had enough of it.

His missing rumor was a big news in the media in 2014. He was also rumored to have been held hostage by his own housekeeper.

The news was so huge that even a podcast show named Missing Richard Simmons’ hosted by Dan Taberski came out.

He’s doing what he wants to do which is kick back and have a quiet life,” Lenny, 70, says on the latest episode of the Missing Richard Simmons podcast. “He’s not angry with anybody. He just decided, I’ve done it and I’m going to be quiet.”

 In the podcast, as mentioned above his brother Lenny confirmed of his well-being which calmed his concerned fans down.

Little Under The Weather: Richard Simmons message to his fans after the missing rumor. (Photo: Richard Simmons Facebook)

And after three years disappearance, the man himself spoke up about his disappearance too.

Flamboyant Richard Simmons’ Sexuality: Into Boyfriend, Gf or Just Too Feminine

There exists plenty of stereotypes when it comes to sexuality. Men are supposed to act masculine and females are supposed to act feminine. If vice-versa, you may get labeled as queer. The flamboyant Simmons too was speculated to be gay on the basis of his not-so-masculine demeanor.

Gay?: Richard Simmons expresses his feminine side through his flamboyant dressing sense (Photo: Richard Simmons' Archives) 

He was extremely affected by the gay speculations. It also led him to sue two news houses. They reported the wrong information about his gender reassignment.

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Whatsoever the speculations or his demeanor, he has not owned up to being gay. On the other hand Simmons’ has definitely been open about being a little more on the feminine side.

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Richard’s sexuality has always been a topic of controversy. Although he owns up to being a little on the feminine side, this hasn't stopped gay rumors about him at all.

Speculations are made constantly despite his stance of not owning up to be gay. The media linked him with various males.

His linked male partners include Swiss pornstar Daniel Holt in 1992 and gay hustler Bruce Headrick in the 80s.

Possible Gay Couple: Daniel Holt, Swiss Pornstar linked as Richard Simmons possible boyfriend (Photo: Pinterest)

Besides these allegations, he hasn’t had any flings reported as so in the media.

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However, he seems to have had enough of the speculations surrounding his life and himself and is believed to be single at the moment!