Is Paul Reubens Gay? His Personal Life, Wife, Net Worth, Arrest, Facts

By Sophiya Shrestha | Updated On: 18 Apr, 2021
Is Paul Reubens Gay? His Personal Life, Wife, Net Worth, Arrest, Facts

Quick Information

Date of Birth August 27, 1952 Age 68 Years 8 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Actor
Marital Status Single (2019) Husband/Spouse Chandi Heffner (Split)
Divorced Yes (Once) Girlfriend/Dating Debi Mazar (Rumor)
Gay/Lesbian No Net Worth $5 Million
Ethnicity ?Ashkenazi Jewish Height 1.78 m
Education California Institute of the Arts Parents Milton Rubenfeld (Father), Judy Rubenfeld (Mother)
Siblings Abby Rubenfeld (Sister), Luke Rubenfeld (Brother)

It is heartbreaking to see the celebrities, who were once loved by all the audiences, as a retreat in the public's eye. Paul Reubens is one striking actor and comedian famous for his role as Pee-wee who left the fans awe-struck. Giving back-to-back fantastic performance, he has been a several-time Emmy Award winner. However, the lawsuit and his continuous involvement in illegal activities left his audience in heartbreak leading to the loss of many fan followings. 

Career And Progression

Paul Reubens is an American writer and film producer who is well recognized for his role in “Pee-wee Herma.” He started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor after joining the Los Angeles troupe, “The Groundlings” in 1970.

In 1982, Paul worked on a show called, “Pee-wee Herman Show” which focused on a particular character, and this show hit the market for five-sold out months along with HBO producing a successful special about it. Until many years the role Pee-wee became a cult figure, and Paul made his public appearances and interviews as the character.

Apart from this, he has made a handful of contributions in the Hollywood industry and has had numerous blockbusters along his professional journey. However, no matter how much his other shows or movies turned out to be a success, it was nothing ‘like Pee-wee, and because of constant appraisal, the show was based on Netflix's original film, "Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.”

As successful and demanding as Paul is in Hollywood, he has had his ups and downs and has been charged guilty by the law several times. On 20 March 2004, Reubens was pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obscenity which involved photos seized from his erotica collection, and was sentenced to three years probation period.

Paul Reubens Engaged To Debi Mazar?

According to Entertainment Weekly, Paul Reubens and his longtime friend Debi Mazar were often seen together in public and were suspected to be dating for a long time. At one point, it was rumored by the Globe that the couple was engaged on 6 May 1994. However, they did not react vigorously to the tale and instead played along with it by presenting Paul with a four-carat diamond ring.

Paul Reubens and Debi Marar together in an event for "Blow" in 2001. (Photo Credit:

Pee-wee actor and producer was initially married to Chandi Heffner though the details about the wedding are not shared with the public. It seems like Paul is quite a reserved man as he has not shared any information on his ex-wife as well as his current love life.

Is Paul Reubens Gay?

In the successful Netflix show, “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” Paul portrayed a gay character. After the show was released, many audiences stood up and spoke against Paul’s sexuality. As per the Queerty, Paul is an openly gay comedic artist who refuses to open up about his sexuality, and this is exactly what bothers the audience.

How Much is Paul Reubens' Net Worth?

Paul Reubens is a well-known comedian who has impressed and entertained a wide range of audiences. By his success and fame, he has managed to mark his place in the industry. Paul probably has an impressive salary and a humongous net worth of $5 million.

Paul's Short Bio

Paul Reubens, age 64, is an American comedian born on 27 August 1952 in Peekskill, New York, and grew up in Sarasota, Florida. He was born to Judy and Milton Rubenfeld who were a teacher and an automobile salesperson respectively. Though Paul's parents were busy with their profession, they also owned a lamp store.

Paul attended Boston University and started building his acting career by auditioning for acting schools. After being turned down by many institutions like Julliard and Carnegie-Mellon, he finally got accepted to the California Institute of Arts. This fantastic artist has a great personality with tall height and belongs to the white ethnicity.