Leslie Fhima caused a sensation The Golden Bachelor since her first moment on screen.
The 64-year-old fitness trainer immediately turned heads when she memorably stepped out of the limo during the show’s season premiere in September. Fhima got out of the vehicle wearing a wig and robe and holding a walker. At the Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner As she offered to help, she threw off her clothes, letting her hair down and revealing a little black dress. “I look “Like I need help?” she asked with a grin.
Her arrival on the ABC series – and Turner, 72 – matched her energetic personality. Over the course of her life, Leslie has founded her own business, run ten marathons, pursued a career as a professional figure skater, and even dated the legendary prince.
As a mother to children Chloe, Eli and Zack—and a “glama” to three grandchildren—Leslie brings “a better environment, a more relaxed environment, a more playful environment,” every time she walks into a room, according to her son Eli. “Your hospitality is not professional. It’s a way of life,” he told the Star Tribune in September.
Her other children are just as in awe of their mother. “Proud of this woman. “At 64 years old, she has so much life in her and so much love to give,” Zack wrote via Instagram alongside a photo of Leslie in August, in which he states that he is committed to her finding the perfect partner. “@leslie_fhima you deserve the world and now it’s time to get it. I love you mom #teamleslie #thegoldenbachelor.”
Leslie is no stranger to the Bachelor Nation franchise. Eli told him Star Tribune that the family was always watching The bachelor together, i.e. as ABC announced The Golden Bachelor For adults in their 60s and 70s, Leslie applied immediately. “She’s looking for love,” he insisted.
The Golden Bachelor airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Keep scrolling to learn more about Leslie:
What does Leslie do for a living?
Leslie is a personal trainer at Lifetime Athletic. According to her LinkedIn page, she is also the founder of her own company, Soul612, and created the product PowerBark – a “meal for a dog on the run.”
Before her career in fitness, Leslie was a professional figure skater, according to her ABC bio.
What does Leslie look for in a partner?
Leslie hopes to find her “running buddy for life” and “a real man who will enrich her life, and she’s willing to risk everything to pursue love,” according to her ABC bio.
Has Leslie ever been married?
Leslie’s ex-husband is a restaurateur David Fhima, who is executive chef for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Fhima’s Minneapolis. In 2007, he remarried and married his wife Lori Fhima.
Does Leslie have children and grandchildren?
Leslie has three grown children and is a “glamour” to three grandchildren. “We swim together in the summer, we have dance parties,” she told the Star Tribune in 2020.
She is also a mother to a fur baby: her mini Aussiedoodle, Billie.
Was Leslie dating Prince?
In her Golden Bachelor In the intro video, Leslie said that she and the late musician met when they were younger, claiming he “wrote [the song] “Sexy Dancer” about me.”
Her son Eli backed up her claims Star Tribune in September: “Not only did she date Prince, but she also broke up with Prince.” He noted that his mother eventually broke up with Prince to tour Europe with the Ice Follies.