RadarOnline.com has learned Richard Simmons has secretly undergone a sex change. See the photos showing how the fitness guru has always hinted at the gender he identified as through the years.
Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported in March, Simmons would secretly dress like a woman while out in public. Here, he showed some of his trademark sass after a performance of a show called Sparkle in Los Angeles back in December 2013, one of the last times he was spotted out and about.
87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
He donned a fur coat, striped spandex pants and a fun attitude at NYC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade the same year.
2013 MTV Video Music Awards – Arrivals
He ain't no holla back girl! Simmons greeted fans at the 2013 MTV Music Awards in NYC in August 2013.
Richard Simmons out in Beverly Hills, CA
The fitness guru once tried out a red wig. Behind closed doors he was trying out living as a female.
EXCLUSIVE: Richard Simmons out in Beverly Hills, CA
Do blondes really have more fun? Simmons once explored the answer to that question in Beverly Hills.
Richard Simmons wears a tartan skirt in Beverly Hills
Plaid certainly worked on Simmons, who showed off his legs in a short skirt.
Richard Simmons wears a butterfly costume on his way to breakfast in Beverly Hills
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Spreading his wings! Back before his transition, Simmons went to breakfast wearing a butterfly mask.
Richard Simmons in Beverly Hills
Simmons was hiding his secret in plain sight when he dressed in this gutsy number.
Richard Simmons Performs a Fitness Class in Beverly Hills, CA
Dressed as a woman, he once gave a fitness class in Beverly Hills a twirl.
An Evening With Richard Simmons
In 2010, Simmons was still more into short shorts than short skirts.
Celebrities Arrive At The Late Show With David Letterman
Simmons, here in 2007, has never let his feisty spirit be dampened by his struggles with his gender identity. He recently told fans not to worry and that he was doing fine, despite the fact nobody had seen him for years.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Season 4
He got into a turkey leg fight with Jay Leno in 1995.
Richard Simmons Portrait Session
In the '80s and '90s, Simmons used his quirky personality to rise to fame as a respected fitness guru.
Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
In 1981 and the years before the fitness star came into his own, Simmons would wear more conservative jeans and button-down shirts.