Shonda Rhimes Married, Partner, Gay, Net Worth

By Ravi Lama | Updated On: 20 Dec, 2018
Shonda Rhimes Married, Partner, Gay, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth January 13, 1970 Age 51 Years 6 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Televison Producer
Marital Status Single Husband/Spouse Not Known
Divorced Not Yet Boyfriend/Dating Not Known
Gay/Lesbian No Net Worth $140 million
Ethnicity Afro-American Height 5 Feet 6 Inches (1.67 m)
Parents Ilee Rhimes (Father), Vera Rhimes (Mother)

The real nature of motherhood is unselfishness. When a lady becomes a mother, she relinquishes her realm for the prosperity of children. Shonda Rhimes is one of those celebrities who is faithful to her three youngsters and rejoice moments despite her hectic schedules. Despite being a mother, she thinks marriage is just a myth.

Shonda Rhimes is a renowned actor and producer, popularly known for her portrayal in the political thriller series Scandal. She also played in the movie The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.

Mother of Three, Shonda Not Ready To Marry?

The single mother of three, Shonda Rhimes, cherishes her moment with her family and it seems like she is not in a hurry to get married. In November 2015, in an interview with SuperSoul Sunday show, she and Oprah Winfrey discussed on a topic of marriage.

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Meanwhile, Shonda, age 48, told that she doesn't want to get married. The mother of three daughters gushed that from the very beginning, she knew she wanted kids but never had any interest in getting married and sharing wedding vows. She opened the reason for not getting married by stating,

 “I have so much going on inside my head in terms of writing, there’s such a large space in my life taken up by that. I can’t imagine it being taken up by a husband and children and writing, and everything getting its due. I don’t believe there is room for all of it. I really don’t.”

Also, Shonda explained that she loves having a boyfriend or partners but doesn't want a husband in her life.

Shonda Rhimes has been raising her three kids alone. Back on 19 September 2013, she shared the happy news via Twitter about her third baby. In the tweet, she apologized for her fans for her absence for longtime and said that she welcomed her third child, a baby daughter. As per the source, she underwent through gestational surrogacy.

Shonda Rhimes with her sisters and daughters at The Forum. (Photo: Instagram)

Shonda previously adopted two daughters named Harper in June 2002 and Emerson in February 2012. At the time when she adopted Emerson, she told Us Weekly that she was thinking to give Harper a sibling, so she adopted her through a domestic abortion.

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Shonda's Support For Gay and LGBT Community

Scandal's actress Shonda is a huge supporter of the LGBT community. In an interview with Indie Wire, when an interviewer asked her why she features gay story on her show, she replied saying that she believes featuring the gay character on TV might bring positive thinking towards gay people and the same-sex marriage. She said;

Because I believe everyone should get to see themselves reflected on TV. EVERYONE. And because I love all my gay and lesbian friends. AND because I think same-sex marriage is the civil rights fight of our era and back when being a person of color was the civil rights fight, people like Norman Lear put black people on TV and helped change some minds. So you know, it's gotta be paid forward. As long as we are willing to sit by while one person is not free, none of us are free.

Shonda Rhimes's Net Worth

Shonda Rhimes has accumulated the net worth of $140 Million from her multiple jobs as a director, writer, and producer. After graduating from the Dartmouth, Shonda fled to San Francisco and worked in an advertising company. Later, she completed her study from USC with honors and stepped into the Hollywood industry. Since then, she garnered the revenue from her movie and TV shows. Her longtime-running TV series including Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and few more series has aided income to her wealth.

As of now, the Chicago-born actress is working as producer of For the People and Station 19.

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Shonda Rhimes's Bio

Standing at the height of 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters), Shonda Rhimes was born on 13 January 1970 in Chicago, IL. Talking about her family, she was raised by her parents Ilee Rhimes, Jr and Vera P. (Cain) alongside her sisters. Her father and mother, who are in their 80s, were a university professor and a university administrator respectively.