Could it possible be true?
Could beloved fitness guru Richard Simmons be coming out of his three-year self-imposed exile sometime soon?
It’s been over three looooong years since he stopped teaching his daily group exercise class and all but vanished from the world. Since then, there have been whispers that he’s been taken hostage by his housekeeper Teresa Reveles… and possibly the victim of her black magic.
But now comes news from Simmons’ manager Michael Catalano that the fitness guru had just signed a lucrative deal with Prominent Brand + Talent. This new deal gives Prominent the rights to represent Richard Simmons for licensing, merchandising and endorsement opportunities around the globe.
Does that mean he’s going to join the land of the living again?
‘All I can say, at least for now, is it is possible,’ Catalano said in an interview with The New York Times about Simmons leaving his home after holing up inside the residence for the past 38 months.
‘But it is yet to be determined, I would say.’
It would certainly help in the selling of his products.
‘Richard Simmons is a beloved American icon and a proven retail brand,’ Dan Levin, a managing member of Prominent, told License Global.
‘Everything he stands for has been the gold standard in health and wellness. He has paved the way for every subsequent fitness personality in this country, yet none of them have matched the impact of Richard’s indelible imprint on America’s psyche.’
He later stated that the company ‘plans to launch a global line of thoughtful motivation and inspiration-based products that will achieve the tenets Richard has always espoused – love yourself no matter what you weigh, make time to do good for others and laugh a little.’
OH, PLEASE COME BACK TO US!
WE MISS YOU, RICHARD!
(via The Daily Mail)