Richard Wilkins Wife, Son, Girlfriend, Married

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Richard Wilkins Wife, Son, Girlfriend, Married

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1954-06-19
  • Age 66 Years 1 Month(s)
  • Nationality Australian
  • Birth Place Auckland, New Zealand
  • Profession Television Presenter
  • Birth Name Richard Stephen Wilkins
  • Zodiac Sign Gemini
  • Religion Christianity
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Son/s Christian Wilkins, Adam Wilkins, Nicholas Wilkins,
  • Daughter/s Rebecca Wilkins, Estella Wilkins
  • Children/Kids 5
  • Relationship Status Dating
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Thrice)
  • Girlfriend Virginia Burmeister
  • Ex-Girlfriend Collette, Rebecca Naso
  • Ex-Wife Lynette, Michelle Burke
  • Gay No
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Career 1987–present
  • College Teacher's college
  • Height/ How Tall? 6'2" (188 cm)
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Short
  • Hair Color Light Brown
  • Eye Color Blue

There is no denying that there are no set boundaries for love! People have always tried to suppress love; labeling it by caste, creed, and sexuality. However, love always wins at the end of the day!

Australia has just learned the same, as it has voted "YES" to same-sex marriage. It has been a celebratory thing for many across the country, and one famous person, who is over the moon hearing this news, is renowned TV presenter Richard Wilkins, who has paid a touching tribute to his son on the occasion of love winning in the Aussie land.

So, let us learn more about this amazing story in this segment below!

Proud Of His Gay Son

15th November 2017 was a historic day for everyone in Australia, as everyone witnessed love winning, vanquishing all the boundaries as same-sex marriage (marriage equality) was voted "YES."

Now, that has taken Richard Wilkins to cloud nine; he paid a touching tribute to his "beautiful" son Christian, who is a gay rights advocate. After Wednesday's segment of the "Today" show ended, he looked at the camera and said,

'Look. I just want to say something.'

He then added,

'It was a significant day yesterday for Australia, which has of course resonated around the world - and it was also a very profound day for my family. My son Christian has been a passionate advocate for marriage equality.'

 Richard Wilkins paid a touching tribute to his 'beautiful' son after Australia voted "YES" for marriage equality (Photo Credit: Dailymail)

And even after the words were choking him and tears were almost streaming out of his eyes, he did not stop praising his courageous son for standing up for what he believed in.

'To see the joy and relief on his face yesterday made me very happy and extremely proud of my beautiful boy, It feels to me like we all grew up a little bit yesterday. I love you very much darling, very proud. Thank you.'

His son, who is gay and goes by the name of "Prince" on the social world, was seen celebrating this victory in his own manner with his close friend Andrew Kelly.

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While attending the 'GQ Men Of The Year Awards' on Wednesday, Christian and Kelly were seen arm-in-arm and shared an embrace and a celebratory kiss on the cheek. They had "love wins" badges on their clothes.

Christian "Prince" was seen kissing his close buddy Andrew Kelly on the cheek (Photo: Dailymail)

Richard, who became a father when he was just a teen, has four more children other than Christian, two sons, Adam and Nicholas and two daughters, Rebecca and Estella.

Out of them, Adam was born with down syndrome when Richard was just 18. But, the 44-year-old son, Adam is Richard's main strength as per him. During an interview, he opened up on how being a teen father changed his life.

It was a 16-year-old girl who I didn’t know very well and she fell pregnant... so we got married of course,'

He then added,

'I didn't quite know how to handle all that at the tender age of 18, but now I often refer to him as my rock. I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t been forced to suddenly grow up at the age of 18,'

A family man who is always up for being supportive of his sons(Right-Left Christian, Richard, Adam, and Nicholas Wilkins ) (Photo Credit: Dailymail)

And did you know, Richard is no stranger to being in multiple relationships? Richard has even admitted that 'marriage is not his specialty.'

He has been involved in some broken marriages. Some were his former wife Michelle Burke, who is the mother of Christian, Lynette who is the mother of Adam, Nicholas, and Rebecca. The mother of Estella is Colette Dinnigan, who is a famous Australian fashion designer.

He was further in a relationship with Rebecca Naso and Bronwyn Jones. He even dated Rebecca Gibney and Totti Goldsmith and is currently dating his girlfriend Virginia Burmeister, who upstaged him at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.

Quite the ladies man eh?

New Relationship On The Block

While guys cannot find it difficult to woo the perfect girl, Richard has cracked the code. After his string of romances including three failed marriages, the romantic in him is very much alive.

Another beauty involved in his life is pretty blonde named Virginia Burmeister.


Richard Wilkins poses with girlfriend Virginia Burmeister on 7th March 2019 (Photo:

Well, the couple made their first public appearance on 23rd September 2017 the opening night of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Sydney's Lyric Theatre. After their debut, the love birds didn’t shy away from red carpet appearances. 

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While attending one such event; Logie Awards on 1st July 2018, the couple sent fans into a meltdown when Virginia was seen rocking a mystery ring in her finger. The admirers wanted to know if the New Zealand born anchor was planning to wait at the aisle for the fourth time.

Well, the ring turned out to be an accessory for the occasion and nothing else. Although no engagement, the love-birds continue to support and care for each other.