American travel writer, Rick Steves is a well-known advocate of embracing local culture, independent hotels, mom-and-pop restaurants, and alternative cultural sites over tourist traps. Also, he is an activist, author, and television personality.

Picture of American travel writer, Rick Steves
Caption: Picture of American travel writer, Rick Steves (Photo: Houston Chronicle)

Is Rick Steves still Married? His Girlfriend

Rick Steves isn't still married but in a relationship with his girlfriend. As per reports, he is dating his girlfriend, Shelley Bryan Wee. His girlfriend Shelley is a Bishop of the Northwest Washington Synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. As per reports, the duo started dating in December 2019.

Rick Steves with his girlfriend Shelley Bryan Wee
Caption: Rick Steves with his girlfriend Shelley Bryan Wee (Photo: thumb)

Rick and Shelley has been happily dating but yet to tie the wedding knot. If their relationship goes like this, they might get married. However, Rick Steves was married to his wife Anne Steves in the past. After divorce from his wife, he remains single for a couple of years. 

When Rick Steves Married To His Wife Anne?

Rick Steves got married to his ex-wife Anne in the year 1984. They tied the wedding knot in a private wedding ceremony at St. Thomas in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Rick and Anne's wedding reception happened at Saint David's Gold Club. They were friends and had been dating for a long time before their marriage. 

Rick Steves with his ex-wife Anne
Caption: Rick Steves with his ex-wife Anne (Photo: netdna)

Therefore, he married his long-term lady love but details of their love story yet to be out. His ex-wife Anne revealed that her Biedermeier was made of roses and traces of Hydrangea. Out of their married life, Rick and Anne became parents of two kids. 

Rick Steves' Reason for Divorce

In the year 2009, the request for divorce was filed at Snohomish Superior Court in Anne’s birthplace. The duo's divorce was finalized on March 5th, 2010 after they started living separately.  Court records do not indicate who requested the divorce or what the official reason was.

Rick Steves clicking selfie with ex-wife Anne
Caption: Rick Steves clicking selfie with ex-wife Anne (Photo: celebrity) 

According to rumors, Rick Steves wanted to separate from Anne Steves because he found a new love in Trish Feaster, his travel partner. The claims, however, are unsubstantiated. It does not mean that you are romantically involved if you roam together. After his divorce from his ex-wife, Steve has kept his private life hidden and has never commented publicly on it.

About Rick Steves' Ex-wife Anne

Rick Steves' ex-wife has worked as a medical nurse. However, her former husband Rick made her an activist. Anne was born and raised in the United States of America. She rose to popularity after marrying Rick Steves. 

Rick Steves with ex-wife Anne & their friends
Caption: Rick Steves with ex-wife Anne & their friends (Photo: affairspost)

Likewise, she has traveled with her ex-husband Rick on European tours and was invariably by his side. She lived a low-profile life after her divorce from her ex-husband Rick. Anne lives a mostly private life today, far from the limelight.

About Rick Steves' Kids

Rick Steves is the father of two kids shared with his ex-wife Anne. The children of Rick and Anne;  Andy Steves (son) and daughter Jackie Steves. His children used to stay with their mother after the divorce. 

Rick Steves with ex-wife Anne & their kids
Caption: Rick Steves with ex-wife Anne & their kids (Photo: Pinterest)

However, Rick shared a pretty good relationship with his kids. His son Andy follows in his father's footsteps. He is the owner of a travel firm and chose the travel business as his profession. Rick's daughter Jackie also follows in her dad's footsteps and often featured in her father's shows.

More on Rick Steves

  • Richard John Steves Jr was born to parents Richard John Steves (farther) and mother June Erna Steves.
  • His birth date is May 10, 1955, and his birthplace is Barstow, California.
  • Rick's dad Richard a high school band director and piano technician. 
  • His mom June was to Norwegian immigrant. 
  • Also, he has two siblings sister Jan Steves and Linda Steves
  • In the year 1967, the family moved to Edmonds, Washington. 
  • Rick's family owned a piano store named "John Tierney's Piano Paradise".
Rick Steves posing for the picture
Caption: Rick Steves posing for the picture (Photo: palmspringslife)

  • He along with his parents took a trip to Europe when Rick was 14. 
  • He graduated from the University of Washington, majoring in European history and business administration in 1978. 
  • Rick again visited Europe without his parents, when he turned 18 and kept journals of all of those experiences, as well.
  • Rick Steves has earned an estimated net worth of $15 Million
  • His work on TV shows and guidebooks in Europe takes him about a third of the year.
  • He launched a mobile phone app called 'Rick Steves Audio Europe' in 2010. 
  • Since 1967, his home is still in Edmonds, Washington.
  • Rick Steves has a height of 6 feet or 1.83 meters tall.