All About Kristen Tomassi - Richard Branson's Ex-wife

All About Kristen Tomassi - Richard Branson's Ex-wife

Kristen Tomassi was married with Richard Branson whose estimated net worth at US$3 billion, reported by Forbes in June 2023. He was placed in the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list, in 2007.

Couple married in 1972 in an Anglican marriage ceremony at Holy Cross Church in Shipton-on-Cherwell and divorced her in 1979. They had no children together.  Branson met Joan Templeman, in 1976, and later began a relationship with her.


Three children were born during the course of the relationship: daughter Clare Sarah (b. 1979) who died only four days after birth; another daughter Holly (b. 1981) and a son Sam (b. 1985). In 1989 Branson and Templeman married on Necker Island.

Where is Kristen Tomassi now?

Kristen Tomassi gained popularity due to her previous marriage to Richard Branson. She was born in Southport, Connecticut in 1951 to parents Joseph H. Tomassi and Jacqueline Tomassi. In 2023, Kristen Tomassi is 72 years old.

Her siblings are Merril Delaney, Jacquelyn Richardson and Lowell McHugh. Her educational journey started at Concord Academy.

She then pursued her higher education at Fairfield University. Building upon her passion for design, she continued her studies at the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. She expanded her knowledge by attending the Arizona State School of Architecture.


As of 2023, Kristen Tomassi is away from media and spending her personal life with her family members.

When did Richard Branson and Kristen Tomassi meet?

At the time of marriage, Richard Branson was 21 years old and Tomassi was 20 years old, as per sources. They met each other through mutual friends.

Their wedding ceremony was a small and intimate affair, held in the presence of their closest family and friends. The love between Richard and Tomassi was visible to all who attended, as they exchanged heartfelt vows and promised to support each other through thick and thin.

Why Richard Branson and Kristen divorced?

In an autobiography written by Richard Branson, 'Losing My Virginity', he said, whenever he and Kristen tried to be intimate played a significant role in their relationship troubles.

Even consulting multiple doctors, no solution was found to solve the problem. At last, the difficulties caused by this issue led to their separation and divorce in 1979. They made the difficult decision to part ways.

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