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Are Rick Steves and Anne Steves still married? Does Rick Steves have a Child? Know More about His Girlfriend, Parents & Other Many Interesting Facts!

Are Rick Steves and Anne Steves still married? Does Rick Steves have a Child? Know More about His Girlfriend, Parents & Other Many Interesting Facts!

American travel writer, Rick Steves is famous for his works in travel shows like Travels in Europe With Rick Steves and Rick Steves’ Europe. Besides, Rick is also an author, activist, and television personality.

Today, in this article we are going to talk about his personal life which includes his wife, children, girlfriend, etc. So, stay tuned with us to know more about his personal life in detail.

Are Rick Steves and Anne Steves still married?

No, Rick and Anne Steves are not still married. They tied the wedding knot in the year 1984, in a private wedding ceremony after dating for several years. Some online resources have reported that they came across in a restaurant in Barstow, California in the year 1982.

Rick Steves with his ex-wife, Anne Steves
Caption: Rick Steves with his ex-wife, Anne Steves (Photo: Liverampup)

They were leading a blissful life until they started to have problems in their relationship in 2010. That’s why the couple separated and their divorce was finally finalized on 10th March 2010. They separated after 26 years of their marriage.

Does Rick Steves have a Child?

Rick has two children, a son and a daughter with his ex-wife. His son is Andy Steves while his daughter is Jackie Steves. His son, Andy has followed his footsteps and founded his own travel company, Weekend Student Adventures Europe and he has also written a book, Andy Steves’ Europe: City-Hopping on a Budget.

Rick Steves with his ex-wife, Anne Steves, and their children
Caption: Rick with his ex-wife, Anne, and their children (Photo: Just Richest)

On the other hand, his daughter, Jackie is involved in the same profession as her father and is often featured in her dad’s shows. Rick has a special bond with his children and he loves them the most.

Who is Rick Steve’s Girlfriend?

Rick is in a romantic relationship with his girlfriend, Shelley Bryan Wee since 2019. His girlfriend, Shelley is a bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the United States. It seems his girlfriend is fond of dog pets. During some interview, Rick mentioned:

“She’s got dogs. I never thought I’d have dogs in my life and I’ve been loving having dogs. I never would ever let a dog in my house. I’ve never turned on my oven. I’ve used the stove, but I haven’t turned on my oven in the 10 years I’ve lived in this house. I’ve never cut into an onion…”

Rick Steves with his girlfriend, Shelley Bryan Wee
Caption: Rick Steves with his girlfriend, Shelley Bryan Wee (Photo: The Spokesman-Review)

It has been more than two years since their relationship and their relationship is going smoothly without any sign of breakup or separation.

Is Rick Steves gay?

No, Rick is not gay. Though he has been in a relationship with a lady, he often gets rumors of him being gay. Even his sexual orientation is straight, he never confirmed the rumors to be true or false to date.

How many languages does Rick Steves speak?

As Rick was born in Barstow, California, Rick only speaks his mother language, English. He might have learned other languages but he is yet to share the information with the media.

Where does Rick Steves live?

Rick is living a happy and lavish lifestyle with his girlfriend and children in Edmonds, Washington. His office is also situated in the same place.

Who are the Parents of Rick Steves?

Rick’s parents are Richard John Steves a.k.a Dick Steves (father) and June Erna Steves (mother). His father,  Richard was a high school band director and piano technician. His maternal grandparents are Harold and Erna Fremmerlid.

Rick Steves's sister, Jan Steves
Caption: Rick Steves’s sister, Jan Steves (Photo: Rick Steves’ Travel Blog – Rick Steves Europe)

He grew up with his sisters, Jan Steves and Linda Steves. Rick has a special bond with his family members as he often makes public appearances with them at various social events.

Which College did Rick Steves attend?

Rick completed her high school at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington with a degree in European history and business administration in 1978. He also attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Quick Facts of Rick Steves

  • Rick opened his eyes on 10th May 1955, in Barstow, California, the United States of America.
  • As of 2021, he is 66 years old while his horoscope is Taurus.
  • Every year, Rick celebrates his birthday on the 10th of May.
  • His birth name is Richard John Steves Jr.
  • By nationality, Rick is an American while he belongs to a mixed ethnical background.
  • Steves has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021.
  • Rick stands at a height of 6 feet while his body weight is 80kg.
  • Rick has blonde colored hair while his eyes are blue in color.