‘Golden Bachelor’ Finalist Leslie Fhima: 5 Things to Know

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Leslie Fhima has been making a splash on The Golden Bachelor since her first second on display screen.

The health teacher, 64, immediately had all eyes on her resulting from her memorable limo exit in the course of the present’s season premiere in September. Fhima emerged from the car sporting a wig and gown with a walker in hand. When Golden Bachelor Gerry Turner provided her help, she threw off the garments, let her hair down and revealed a little bit black gown. “Do I look like I need assistance?” she requested with a smirk.

Her introduction to the ABC collection — and Turner, 72  — was in tune together with her energetic character. All through her life, Leslie has began her personal firm, run 10 marathons, had a profession as an expert determine skater and even dated the legendary Prince.

The mom of youngsters Chloe, Eli and Zack — and “glama” to a few grandchildren — Leslie brings “a greater atmosphere, a extra relaxed atmosphere, a extra playful atmosphere,” each time she enters a room, based on her son Eli. “Her hospitality isn’t for career. It’s a lifestyle,” he informed the Star Tribune in September.

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Her different youngsters are simply as in awe of their mother. “Pleased with this lady. At 64 years outdated she has a lot life in her and a lot love to offer,” Zack wrote through Instagram alongside a photograph of Leslie in August, noting that he’s rooting for her to seek out her good match. “@leslie_fhima you deserve the world and now it’s your time to go and get it. Love you momma #teamleslie #thegoldenbachelor.”

Get to Know Golden Bachelor Finalist Leslie Fhima
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Leslie is not any stranger to the Bachelor Nation franchise. Eli informed the Star Tribune that the household used to observe The Bachelor collectively, so when ABC introduced The Golden Bachelor for adults of their 60s and 70s, Leslie instantly utilized. “She’s searching for love,” he insisted.

The Golden Bachelor airs on ABC Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET. Hold scrolling to study extra about Leslie:

What Does Leslie Do for a Dwelling?

Leslie is a private coach at Lifetime Athletic. In line with her LinkedIn web page, she can be the founding father of her personal firm, Soul612, and created the product PowerBark — a “meal on the run for a canine on the go.”

Previous to her profession in health, Leslie was an expert determine skater, per her ABC bio.

Get to Know Golden Bachelor Finalist Leslie Fhima
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What Is Leslie On the lookout for in a Accomplice?

Leslie is hoping to seek out her “working buddy for all times,” based on her ABC bio, and “an actual man who will improve her life, and he or she’s able to put all of it on the road to pursue love.”

Get to Know Golden Bachelor Finalist Leslie Fhima
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Has Leslie Been Married Earlier than?

Leslie’s ex-husband is restaurateur David Fhima, who’s the manager chef for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Fhima’s Minneapolis. He remarried in 2007, tying the knot with spouse Lori Fhima.

Does Leslie Have Kids and Grandchildren?

Leslie has three grownup youngsters and is a “glama” to a few grandkids.  “We swim collectively in the summertime, we’ve dance events,” she informed the Star Tribune in 2020.

She can be mother to a fur child: her mini Aussiedoodle, Billie.

Did Leslie Date Prince?

In her Golden Bachelor intro video, Leslie stated she and the late musician dated once they had been youthful, claiming he “wrote [the song] ‘Horny Dancer’ about me.”

Her son Eli backed up her claims, telling the Star Tribune in September, “Not solely did she date Prince, however she broke up with Prince.” He famous that his mother in the end cut up from Prince to tour Europe with the Ice Follies.