Sources Report That Richard Simmons is Now Living as a Woman Named Fiona

Richard Simmons has been exhibiting “bizarre” behavior lately and now sources are saying it’s because he’s undergone a secret sex change. They claim he’s now living as a woman named Fiona.

The National Enquirer released the following cover this morning, claiming that the 67-year-old fitness guru from the ’80s has undergone breast implant surgery and hormone therapy throughout the last two years. The cover shows Simmons in a white fur coat donning long brunette locks, full-on makeup, and feminine curves.

National Enquirer Richard Simmons

National Enquirer

A supposed friend told the tabloid “[This is] not [him] just in drag. This is Richard dressed as a softly spoken woman named Fiona!”

Simmons has yet to comment on his apparent transition, but sources claim he’s left his apartment within recent months dressed as a woman. The Daily Mail asked Simmons’ publicist Tom Estey about the story, and his response was relatively aggressive: “This is c*** but thanks!”

So who should you believe? Let’s backtrack.

Simmons has been out of the public eye for the last three years, with several bizarre reports claiming that he was being held captive by his 64-year-old live-in housekeeper. But when he was questioned on the reports, Simmons explained that he was interested in staying out of the limelight. “[This is] how I want to live my life right now,” he explained during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I am not kidnapped. I am just in my house right now. No one should be worried about me. The people that surround me are wonderful people who take great care of me.”

He elaborated, “For the last 40 years I have been traveling, teaching classes, and I had a knee injury, so I had a knee replacement, which was very difficult for me. I have really just been taking it easy, staying at home, working out in my gym and doing the things I haven’t done in a very long time.”

However, his personal assistant at the time, 49-year-old Mauro Oliveira, insists his housekeeper was controlling him with black magic. “He told me last time we spoke. I asked him, does she control your life? He said ‘Yes,'” he told the Daily Mail. “And I believe she’s doing black magic, yes I believe that’s what she’s doing.”

In April 2014, Simmons allegedly had a mental breakdown after one of his dalmatians died. “He got completely messed up. He was already having some breakdown, some mental breakdown, some problems with anger management, some falling outs,” Oliveira explained. “I believe it is a culmination of a lifetime. Because he’s always been high on life for his whole life and I think it finally crashed down.”

The following year police reportedly carried out a welfare check at his California home after claims of elder abuse were made to authorities. However nothing ever came of the allegations and Simmons allegedly told police he just wanted to be left alone.

Then earlier this month Simmons’ longtime nanny and caretaker called 911 after he was “acting strangely” at his Hollywood Hills Mansion. He was reportedly suffering from severe dehydration and was released from the hospital Monday after getting extra fluids into his body.

Richard Simmons Woman
Needless to say, he’s had a rough last few years. But is it because he’s harboring a secret? Or because he’s just losing it? We’ll let you decide.

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