Ricki-Lee Coulter Biography – Ricki-Lee Coulter Wiki
Ricki-Lee Coulter is a New Zealand-born Australian singer, songwriter, television, and radio presenter. Ricki-Lee began performing at the age of 15. She rose to fame in 2004 on the second season of Australian Idol and placed seventh in the competition. She subsequently signed with Australian independent label Shock Records, and released her self-titled debut album Ricki-Lee (2005), which produced the top-ten hits “Hell No!” and “Sunshine”. Both singles were certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The following year, Coulter became a member of Australian pop girl group Young Divas, before leaving in early 2007 to resume her solo career.
The multi-platinum selling ARIA nominated singer/songwriter has sold over a million units globally, achieved 3x #1’s on the ARIA Dance Chart & UK Club Chart, 15x ARIA Top 20 singles, 2x ARIA Top Ten albums, a Top10 album on Japan’s Billboard Hot 100 Chart, 5x Gold, 4x Platinum and 2x Double Platinum certifications and over 30 million streams of her music & videos.
She has toured with Jason Derulo and the Backstreet Boys and collaborated with the most respected songwriters in the world – and is also the host of the biggest entertainment show in the world AGT.
Ricki-Lee has fronted major campaigns in Australia and globally over the years – as the face of COVERGIRL, launching her own clothing line Ricki-Lee ARMY for Cotton On Body, as well as featuring in campaigns for Disney+, McDonalds, Woolworths, Samsung, Arnott’s, Pantene and AT&T.
Her songs have been featured in movies like Sex & The City 2 and Alvin & The Chimpunks and on TV shows all around the world. Ricki-Lee is an Aussie pop music icon & is back with a BANGING new #1 single ‘LAST NIGHT’.
Ricki-Lee Coulter Age
She was born Ricki-Lee Dawn Coulter on 10 November 1985 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Ricki-Lee Coulter Husband
Is Ricki-Lee Coulter married? Ricki-Lee is married to her husband and manager Richard Harrison. The couple met through mutual friends at a pub at 2am. Ricki-Lee and Rich married at the Château Bouffémont in Paris, France, on 5 August 2015.
Ricki-Lee was previously married to Jamie Babbington. After the marriage ended in divorce, Ricki-Lee was single for about a year and a half and not interested in men at all. She went on maybe one or two dates, then met Rich Harrison.
“A lot of people think I met him because he was my personal trainer, but that’s not true. We met through mutual friends at a pub at 2am,” Ricki-Lee told The Age.
“At the point in my life when we met I was really quite lost. I’d kind of thrown in the towel a little bit, I’d almost given up on my career and my dreams. He would tell me things people had never told me before. He would see something about me and say, “Hey, you really should try this”, “You really should fix this” or “You’re amazing”. He was pushing me, telling me to keep going.
“It takes a real man to stand behind a successful woman, no matter what career she’s in, and not hold any resentment. He is my backbone.”
Ricki-Lee Coulter Husband Jamie Babbington
Jamie Babbington is the ex-husband of Ricki-Lee Coulter. Ricki-Lee and Jamie married in Canungra, Queensland in September 2007. On 18 October 2008, Ricki-Lee’s publicist issued a statement that they had separated due to “distance and time apart”.
After the marriage ended in divorce, Ricki-Lee revealed in an interview with The Age that the whole reason she split up with her ex-husband Jamie Babbington was because “I felt he wasn’t supportive. After seven years, it got to the point in that relationship where I started to feel guilty about wanting to be successful and doing what I want to do, and travelling. I felt as though he wanted me to be at home all the time, but that’s not who I am.
“I did stay far longer than I should have. It’s always on the other side that a woman says, “Oh my God, I wish I’d left earlier.””
Ricki-Lee Coulter Parents
Ricki-Lee Coulter’s parents separated before she was born.
Ricki-Lee Coulter Father
Ricki-Lee’s mum and biological father split up before she was born. They moved from New Zealand to Queensland when she was three months old. So the father figure she had in her life was my grandfather Rocky.
Her mother gave her every chance to visit her biological father in New Zealand when she was a child. She told The Age: “My mum made sure she gave me every opportunity to have my biological father in my life. I would fly over [to New Zealand] as a kid and see him. To me he was just a man who I didn’t know who had the title of Dad.
“He wasn’t a part of my life. I’d go over there and stay with him and his family, [but] it was just weird to me. Then when I got to an age where I could speak up to Mum, about six or seven, I said, “I don’t want to go; I don’t like it.”
“So I haven’t seen him since. Some people think that’s really sad; they say, “Don’t you wish you had a relationship with him?” But I really don’t.”
When Ricki-Lee was about nine years old, her mum met John – the man who Ricki-Lee now calls dad. She told The Age: “When this guy came in, I was like, “Who are you? You’re on my turf now.” He won me over because he’d take me in the car and drive me to Dreamworld on the weekend. He’s a bit of a kid at heart, so we’d run around and get on the rides and we’d go home and watch The Simpsons.
We’re so close, you know. He is my dad. He’s the man who sat there and did my homework with me, who I got in trouble from when I did the wrong thing. He’s the man who made sure I was focusing on the right things in life, my education.
“So I’ve had two amazing dads: Poppa Rock and John. I don’t feel like I’ve lacked in father figures at all.”
Ricki-Lee Coulter Children
Does Ricki-Lee Coulter have children? Ricki-Lee and her husband Rich Harrison have discussed not having children. She told The Age: “I’m the oldest of 25 grandchildren, so I’ve done a lot of babysitting in my time. We both kind of feel the same way; it’s a mutual decision.”
Ricki-Lee Coulter Dancing with the Stars
Singer Ricki-Lee Coulter is competing on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars on Channel 7. The singer is paired with professional dancer Jarryd Byrne. In 2014, she competed on the fourteenth season of Dancing with the Stars Australia and was partnered with professional dancer Jarryd Byrne. She placed third in the competition.
Ricki-Lee Coulter Net Worth
Ricki-Lee Coulter’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million.
Ricki-Lee Coulter Height
Ricki-Lee Coulter stands at a height of 173 cm (5 ft 8 in).
Ricki-Lee Coulter Weight Loss
Ricki-Lee Coulter gained weight after she got divorced. She has since lost over 30 kilograms, which has transformed her from being a size 14 to a size 8.
Ricki-Lee Coulter Instagram
Ricki-Lee Coulter’s Instagram handle is @therickilee.