Richard O’Brien, (81), is married to a much younger woman named Sabrina Graf, whom he has known for 35 years. Though this is one of those details that continues to attract many to their love lives, the British-New Zealand entertainer is remarkable for his controversial statements about being a member of the third gender.
This has only made him more focused on the lovers in his life; it turns out that all his publicized relationships are with women, as he has been married three times. His first marriage was with Kimi Wong, with whom he collaborated at the beginning of his career, followed by Jane Moss, and then his current wife, Sabrina Graf. He welcomed three children from his first two marriages, one with Wong and the other two with Moss.
Let’s Meet Richard O’Brien’s Much Younger Wife, Sabrina Graf
In 2013, The Rocky Horror Show writer, who was 71 at the time, made waves when news of his engagement and marriage to German-born Sabrina Graf made the rounds. As mentioned earlier, Graf was 35 years old at the time, and unsurprisingly, their union caused a media frenzy. Though many celebrities have paired up in wide-age-gap relationships, there is always a frenzy that follows. Understandably, we may not be wrong to point out that O’Brien was already established even before Graf was born. Notably, he wrote the milestone work The Rocky Horror Show in 1973, 5 years before Graf’s birth in 1978.
Moving on, they were not discouraged from following their hearts, despite such details. They got married in New Zealand, adding to the number of wide-age-gap marriages like that of Paul Nassif and Alec Balwin, who are married to much younger women.
Focusing on Graf’s career, not much is known about what she does for a living. Regardless, she remains in the shadow of her famous husband, who is notable for works like The Crystal Maze, Elvira’s Haunted Hills, and Shock Treatment.
More on Graf and O’Brien’s marriage: she and the multi-hyphenated entertainer have proven that they understand and are meant for each other over the years. We can say this because of the snippets they give about their relationship. O’Brien revealed that when it comes to his sexual orientation, he is 70 percent male, but his wife, Graf, thinks he is actually 50-50. This came up due to challenges he had with his sexuality. Apparently, Graf accepts her husband for who he is.
His Two Previous Marriages
O’Brien was first married to Kimi Wong. They got married on December 4, 1971, about the time that O’Brien launched his career. Focusing on Wong, she was born in South Africa in 1949 and came to the limelight with a career in the entertainment industry. She traded her craft as an actress and singer. And like many celebrity stories, she met Richard while they were both struggling to make a name for themselves.
In fact, they were able to collaborate professionally, as a close look at their relationship timeline showed that they were part of the ensemble of the English musical Hair. During their marriage, they formed the group Kimi and Ritz, through which they recorded six songs, including I Was in Love With Danny.
Despite their ability to manage both a professional and marital relationship, it was quite shocking when they divorced in 1979.
Richard and Kimi Welcomed a Son During their 8-year Marriage
Aside from sharing professional interests, they also welcomed a son, Linus O’Brien, in May 1973. Richard describes his son as a singer and DJ who is based in Los Angeles.
We also learned that Linus is engaged in other aspects of entertainment. His LinkedIn profile shows that he has experience as a film director, writer, producer, performer, and event manager. The same source credits him with directing Finding Rocky Horror, the 50th-anniversary documentary of his father’s iconic play, which is still running.
O’Brien’s second marriage was with Jane Moss, a production manager and additional crew member in movies. They got married in 1983, four years after his first marriage ended. The actor, writer, and presenter Moss welcomed two children: a son named Joshua in 1968 and a daughter, Amelia, who was born six years later.
Notably, O’Brien’s career grew and expanded during the marriage, as they were together for 23 years before parting ways in 2006. Based on this, we can say that this was Richard’s longest marriage.