Former Baseball Player Richard Giannotti – His Parents, Married Life, Divorce, Children and More

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Former Baseball Player Richard Giannotti – His Parents, Married Life, Divorce, Children and More
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Richard Giannotti is an American financial advisor currently working at Ask Global Wealth. Besides, Richard is a former baseball player who played for the University of Miami, LA Angels, and STL Cardinals. Besides his professional endeavors, Richard is also famously known as the ex-husband of the famous journalist, Joy Taylor.

Richard and Joy were in a relationship for a couple of years and they were married for a short period of time, however, their relationship couldn’t last as long as they might have expected. Well, what was the cause of their divorce? Has Richard moved on after his divorce? Has he married again?

A lot of questions have been raised about Richard Giannotti’s love life, so in today’s episode, we are talking in detail about his love life alongside his family, education, career, and more.

Richard Giannotti Birthday, Parents and Childhood

Richard Giannotti was born Richard Brandon Giannotti on August 9, 1983, in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, the United States of America. His mother is Susan Giannotti and his father is Richard Giannotti Sr. According to Richard’s Instagram post, his father Richard Sr. died on October 5, 2016. He and his mother Susan frequently post Richard’s photos on their socials.

They remember the beloved Richard on his birthdays and death anniversaries. Back on October 5,  2018, on his father’s second death anniversary, Richard shared a lengthy message with his and his dad’s photo. “Pain is only temporary but true love lasts forever. As I get older, I’m very thankful for all the years I was able to spend with you and the values you instilled in me,” wrote Richard. Here is the post.

Richard Giannotti remembered his father on his second death anniversary
Richard Giannotti remembered his father on his second death anniversary

Besides, Richards doesn’t have siblings. Meanwhile, when it comes to his nationality, Richard is an American and he belongs to the Caucasian White ethnicity.


Richard Giannotti completed his high school education at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 2001. According to his LinkedIn bio, Richard studied Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Miami-School of Business. He studied there from 2001 to 2007.

Richard Giannotti Unsuccessful Marriage to his First Wife

Richard was famously in a relationship with famous American radio personality and television host, Joy Taylor. The pair reportedly met during a baseball match in 2014 when Richard was playing for Miami Hurricane.

They were introduced by their mutual friend back then and they instantly hit it off. They soon started dating which made headlines on several online media due to Joy’s celebrity status. After a short courtship, they got engaged in 2015 and they quickly took a big step in 2016.

Both Richard and Joy didn’t readily share their relationship in the media. In the meantime, back on January 17, 2016, Richard wished his then-fiancee her birthday. In the post, Richard also hinted at their big day as he wrote “1 month to go. #GandJoy” in the caption. Here is the post.

As per the record, the ex-husband-and-wife tied the knot a day before Valentine’s Day 2016 i.e., February 13, 2016. But, the former lovebirds couldn’t continue as a husband-and-wife for more than a year as they divorced in 2017. But, unfortunately, it’s unknown when they finalized their divorce.

His Current Marital Status-Who is Richard Giannotti’s Wife?

Well, after his first divorce from Joy Taylor in 2017, Richard found his new love interest soon. He started dating a girl named Kristen Simigran in 2017. Nearly three years after they started their journey as girlfriend and boyfriend, the pair walked down the aisle in 2020. Richard took to his Instagram on July 24, 2020, to announce his wedding to Kristen.

“7❤️24❤️2020 Happiest guy in the world,” Richard wrote alongside a collection of photos he shared. Have a look.

The former athlete hasn’t been vocal about his wife, Kristen. But, if the online sources are to be believed, she is a former model. Ironically, Kristen’s social media account is private, which contradicts the fact that Kristen is a model.

He Is Already a Father

Richard and his now-wife Kristen together welcomed a son named Banks Domenico Giannotti on August 23, 2021. At the time of his birth, he weighed 7 pounds 8 oz and was 21 inches in length.

He also has a stepson named Anderson from Kristen’s previous relationship. Meanwhile, going through Richard’s Instagram, we came to know that he has a godson, who is 13 years old as of 2022.

What about His Ex-Wife, Joy Taylor’s Love Life?

Richard’s ex-wife, Joy is not dating anyone as of August 2021, however, she has been in a serious relationship after her divorce. Joy previously dated Earl Watson. Earl is a former NBA player and coach. After dating for a while, the couple got engaged in 2018. However, they ultimately called off their wedding. As per the record, they split up in 2019.

Giannotti Career Endeavors

Richard initially pursued his interest as a baseball player. He started playing baseball during his high school days. He started his college baseball in 2004 with Anaheim Angeles which is currently known as Los Angeles Angels. After playing there for three years, Richards joined St. Louis Cardinals in 2007. He played for the team for a year.

Further, in 2008, Richard joined Southern Maryland Blue Crabs and played with the team for the next five years. He played with Crabs until 2013 which surprisingly became the end of his career.  He couldn’t achieve desired success from his baseball career.

Richard Giannotti is a former baseball player
Richard Giannotti is a former baseball player

As per his LinkedIn profile, Richard started his own business as a co-founder of Babucheek Clothing in September 2008. He left the company more than six years later in September 2014. At present, he serves as the president of Global Wealth Management. Besides, he also works as a Sports & Entertainment / Wealth Advisor in the company.

What is his Net Worth?

Richard has been working professionally for a long time now. Though he hasn’t revealed his earnings, we can say for sure, he earns a handsome sum of money from his endeavors. While many online sources have mentioned Richard has an impressive net worth of $2 million, we can also assert he is a millionaire for sure. But, his exact net worth can’t be confirmed at the moment.

On the other hand, his ex-wife, Joy Taylor earns a decent amount of money from her journalism career. As of 2021, she has a decent net worth of $1 million.