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Full NameRichie Palmer
First NameRichie
Last NamePalmer
ProfessionCelebrity Ex-Husband
Birth CityNew York
Birth CountryUnited States
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusDivorced
SpouseRaquel Welch
No Of Children1
Networth$5 M
Date of BirthOctober 12,1954
Age68 years

Richie Palmer is an American actor who is best known as the ex-husband of famous American actress Raquel Welch

Richie was born on 12th October 1954 in New York City, New York, United States

He is best known for his roles in The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps (2000), Zigs (2001), and Malevolence (1999).


Riche was married to Donna Tripicchio before his marriage to Welch. They had a son together named Richie Palmer Jr., who was born in 1989

Then he was engaged to Cathy Moriarty. Later in October 1997, he broke off the engagement to be with Raquel

Then he tied the knot with Raquel on 17th July 1999. However, the couple later got divorced in 2008

After their separation, Palmer was linked with Pia Artesona.

Richie Palmer with his ex-wife Raquel Welch on their wedding day
Richie Palmer with his ex-wife Raquel Welch on their wedding day. Source: Pinterest

Later the actor was in a relationship with Leilani Dowding from 2007 to 2009. As of February 2010, he was in a relationship with Priscilla Presley


Jo Raquel Tejada, aka Raquel Welch, was an American-based actress and model. 

She was born on 5th September 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, and passed away recently on 15th February 2023

She was the firstborn of Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, who was an aeronautical engineer, and Josephine Sarah Hall

Her father was Bolivian born, and her mother was American in nationality. In her early years, Welch was not very fluent in Spanish

However, in her 70s, she articulated that she still felt very Hispanic. 

She stated that her essence was that she was a Latina, and she thought that her background was Anglo-Saxon. 


When Raquel was growing up, she wanted to be a Ballerina, but she was told that she did not possess the physique for it. 

Welch, in her teenage years, had won a famous beauty contest. She was also awarded pageant titles like Miss Photogenic and Miss Contour.

She is known for her role in several movies like Fantastic Voyage, One Million Years B.C., Fuzz, Legally Blonde, etc.

She also has endorsed various products throughout her career, like Lux soaps, HairUWear wigs, and Foster Grant sunglasses.


On 8th May 1959, she got married to her high school boyfriend, James Welch, in Las Vegas

The couple had two children together: Damon, who was born on 6th November 1959, and Tahnee, who was born on 26th December 1961

The pair divorced in 1964. Later on the day of Valentine's Day, on 14th February 1967, she wedded the publicist Patrick Curtis in Paris

Later Patrick accused Welch of cheating on her during her marriage with her Spanish co-star Sancho Gracia

Patrick also claimed that Raquel had undergone an abortion while they were still together. 

Richie Palmer ex-wife Raquel Welch with her ex-husband Patrick Curtis
Richie Palmer ex-wife Raquel Welch with her ex-husband Patrick Curtis. Source: Pinterest

She later also dated the football player Joe Namath, the producer Robert Evans, and comedian Freddie Prinze

After that, on 5th July 1980, she tied the knot with producer Andre Weinfeld. The marriage fell apart in August 1990

She also got into a relationship with Gary Stretch in 1996. On 17th July 1999, she married Richie Palmer. Richie had a son from his previous marriage. 

The duo later separated and divorced in 2008

Later in an interview, she stated that she would no longer marry anyone and she was enough all by herself and did not need any man to make her feel happy in life.


Raquel was the happy mother of two kids, Damon and Tahnee Welch. She had them with her former partner James Welch.

Her first child Damon was born in 1959, and her second kid in 1961

When Damon was two years old, he acted in the movie The Beloved, where he played the role of a small boy. 

He has also worked as a production assistant and a production associate. 

Similarly, her daughter Tahnee has also acted in various projects like Cocoon, Cocoon: The Return, Sleeping Beauty, etc.

Richie Palmer ex-wife Raquel Welch with her children
Richie Palmer ex-wife Raquel Welch with her children. Source: Pinterest


The net worth of Richie is estimated to be around $5 million.


  1. Currently, Richie Palmer is 68 years old. He will celebrate his 69th birthday on 12th October 2023.

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Updated On Thu Apr 20 2023 Published On Wed Apr 19 2023 By shreesti

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