Richard Simmons: ‘I Am Not Transitioning’ Into A Woman

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Richard Simmons spoke out about the rumors he is transitioning into a woman on Tuesday, confirming Gossip Cop’s recent bust.

Simmons took to Facebook to squash a tabloid report that claimed he was becoming a woman named Fiona. “Some tabloids have recently falsely reported that I am transitioning. In response, I feel compelled to set the record straight and refute these lies,” he wrote. He went on, “Although I am not transitioning, I have and always will be supportive of those who are going through their journey.”

The fitness guru then called attention to those affected by the shooting in Orlando. “We should not lose focus on showing love, strength and compassion to all of the LGBT community during these tragic times. My broken heart and healing thoughts are with the people of Orlando and all other victims of prejudice, bigotry and hate,” he shared.

As Gossip Cop reported, last week we investigated the National Enquirer’s transition report, which included false claims Simmons had undergone breast surgery and was taking hormones. The star’s rep exclusively told us the cover story was a “complete fabrication” and simply “not true.” Now Simmons himself is going on the record to back that up.


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