Is Todd Chrisley gay?
          

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USA is bringing a new, over-the-top family to reality television with Todd Chrisley and his family in Chrisley Knows Best. He and his family live in a gigantic 30,000 sq. ft. house right outside of Atlanta, and bragging about spending over $300,000 on clothes. According to early promo videos for the show Chrisley is a controlling father who asks everyone in the family to strive for perfection. He’s also obsessed with fashion, and is trying to get into that cut-throat industry by launching department stores.

He’s definitely a charismatic, and according to him some of his flamboyant mannerisms lead people to ask him via Twitter when he’s going to come out of the closet. His response? “I don’t live in a closet, but if you’d like me to escort you out of yours, I’m happy to do so,” Todd says in the print edition of People. “I am who I am. Love me or walk away. Or in this case, you can use the remote. That anyone is thinking what I’m doing in my bedroom at 45 is exciting!”

He added to People: “There’s no coming out. What you see is what you get. I am what I am. Other people’s opinions of me are just not my business.” UPDATE: Radar Online reports that Chrisley has been sued for sexual harassment on two separate occasions by both male and female employees.

Todd has been married to his wife Julie, a former Miss Carolina (though it’s unclear which Carolina,) for 18 years, and they have five children. And in a way, he’s modeling himself after Kris Jenner, a former neighbor of his who built a reality show empire around her affluent lifestyle with her brood of kids. But Todd’s quick to note that there are some differences. “Kris has done an amazing job,” he says. “But we have boundaries and a different thought process on raising children. Because I came from very little, I wanted to give my children everything I dreamed of, but I have no problem giving them nothing.” In fact Todd’s style of parenting involves putting GPS systems in their cars to track their every move. As he says on the show “He who has the gold rules. I have the gold. You don’t.”

His gold is in a precarious situation right now though, because he’s in the middle of a $45 million bankruptcy case his lawyer says is because of a bad real estate deal. Things got complicated last month when a trustee filed a complaint alleging that he may have give his wife some of his wealth to hide his assets. His lawyer says that is not true.

On the show Chrisley says he made most of his money in real estate, but now he wants to get into his true passion: fashion. In order to do that, he’s launching Chrisley Department Stores.

Here’s a sneak peak of Chrisley Knows Best, which debuts March 13 on USA:


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    • kiki

      Learn how to spell have!!! Omg enough already

    • Davester

      He makes Ted Haggard seem butch.

      • SammyG

        Good one!

    • JerseyGirl

      Seriously, Starcasm. Proofread your articles before posting! I see better written posts by 14 year olds on Facebook.

      • kiki

        They changed it… and now we look crazy cuz no one else can see it lol

      • Cassandra McCormack

        Oh god I was thinking the same thing! Who the F wrote this? Do they not even have autocorrect? “ahve”, really?

      • Henry Patel

        No. There is still at least one mistake. I stopped reason it immediately. What a joke. Doesn’t autocorrect fix that, and what happened to that red squiggly line. I am actually somewhat embarrassed for them.

    • Guy

      He’s so fem. if he really isn’t gay, he’s at least bi or a cross dresser..

      • Xzamilio

        That’s a stupid stereotype. That’s like saying really masculine gay guys aren’t really gay. Unless he tells you or you find video of him with another guy, he is what he says he is… of course he didn’t say what he was, but whatever.

      • Nikki

        Have you seen him in a dress? How is he a cross dresser? Im so sick of ignorance and the sterotypes!

        • Mark

          O no u must be the liberal pc police.better not say things that may offend someone. Sheeesh homos!

        • Tom K.

          Shut up

      • OUR12

        I suspect he wears women’s underwear.

        • ReadABook

          I’m a stripper, there’s a customer who wears lingerie but he’s not flaming or feminine at all you’d never know. Just seems like a normal business nerd. Not charming or extrovert, but not prude or uptight. Just boring. Your not a skilled profiler.

          • put stripper in place

            you’re a stripper, your argument is invalid

    • Erica

      It sounds like he is going Broke back mountain style… got a wife and kids but is hiding his true self! But who knows maybe he is just VERY Metro?

    • Todd S. Jenkins

      I’ve endured these commercials for weeks now and haven’t seen a single thing that could possibly make me interested in these no-name, self-worshipping mutants. Drop this shit and put some reality back into “reality” TV, eh?

    • dookerj

      God, terribly stupid (and poorly written) article about an even stupider topic. Learn to spell!!!

      • Autocorrct

        Stupider is not a word, genius -_-

    • http://www.simplyetty.us/ EttySpaz

      You misspelled have.

      • captain Ron

        Who cares how people spell, talk and live their not there lives..in my opinion there is nothing real about reality shows, there never was starting with the real world (MTV) & there never will be..if u waste ur life believing and watching this so called television entertainment your just as superficial as the actors and creators..not to mention its non of our business to judge anyone’s sexuality unless its our own

        • Admiral Rusty Schackleford

          “Who cares how people spell, talk, act, live their lives?”
          Your ignorance and moral ambivalence are exquisite. To answer your question, most people care about those things. Being literate, able to speak correctly, acting with dignity, respect, and honor. Yea, people care about those things. People who aren’t losers anyway. Having standards for how you live your life is not a bad thing. The adults in your life have failed you. You are the unfortunate, ignorant result.

          • shame on you

            I can tell from reading your comment that you are oblivious to the REAL world. You are not acting with respect. Quit trying to prove yourself and stop taking things so serious. Does it make you feel good calling an individual “unfortunate” while you yourself are clueless to how you sound. It is unfortunate how you think that extensive vocabulary and belittling others make you appear “educated”. There are a lot of successful people in this world who are not book smart or excelled in English/grammar. How many times did school fail you with their false information in textbooks? You are narrow minded. Keep trying to prove yourself to others. I suggest you stop wearing your pants too tight and have a personality.

            • Admiral Rusty Schackleford

              He he. Loser.

    • The Mouse

      Who the heck cares. As a gay man, I truly have known of straight men who actually were straight yet had these mannerisms. Gay men don’t have a monopoly on these mannerisms. I am still shocked that not only do straight people find it hard to believe a straight man can lisp or have “feminine” mannerisms, but even gay men are just as intolerant of men who identify as straight who sound “gay” (whatever that means). Ugh. Why can’t people just have an open-mind? FYI, I have met in rural Wisconsin very butch women who you’d swear were “butch dykes” but were not (and if the say so, why shouldn’t I believe them?). They hunted game, were not into fashion and were outdoorsy and sensible/plain about how they looked. Does that mean they are lesbian? Sheesh!

      • dude

        My best friend is a straight cat caller, he basically gets any chick he wants when he wants but If you met him you’d say he makes Chrisley look like the Brawny paper towel guy

        • DD Objective Elite

          Is his name Jamie Christy??

      • Jessica Andrews

        @themouse I agree.I am an adult woman who never left her “tom boy” phase, and I very much enjoy my husband. I was raised with only men (that I respected enough to learn from), and maybe he was raised around mostly women. Don’t jump to conclusions, because he got it done at least 5 times.

      • jojo

        Amen!!!!!!

      • Wolverines

        Thank the wave of Identity Politics that has swept the nation in the last 6+ years.

      • Nancy Karen Davis Brian

        I agree and have known quite a few straight men who I though were gay until I was invited to their homes and met their lovely wives and children.

      • ND

        Amen

      • adot

        Well im adraid I got some bad news, when god comes and does anyway with homosexuality then what cause it is gonna happen.

        • iamazoo

          Your blasphemy is as disgusting as your ugly little vagina poker. I can already tell your an insecure homophobe only an idiot would believe something so one sided. So I guess god didn’t create sex at all and you prolly support female genital mutilation dirtbag breeder hope your kids get aids.

    • Joey

      He’s OBVIOUSLY not gay! He produced 5 children, and his wife is still around!! Gay? No. Bi? Not unless he acts on it. Curious? MAYBE

      • NANative

        Joey, how disarmingly sad that you believe a man is not gay because he has both a wife and children.

      • SammyG

        Kids dont mean anything… I personally know 7 gay men who have biological children.

      • Admiral Rusty Schackleford

        Weather you act on it or not, if you are sexually attracted to members of the same sex, you are a homosexual by definition. Both sexes, bisexual Etc.. Pretty simple stuff. Not rocket surgery.

        • RocketSurgeonDMS

          Sweetheart…Rocket science OR brain surgery, nobody performs rocket surgery ya dunce cap.

          • Admiral Rusty Schackleford

            I was kidding, you complete moron.

          • anon because you aint worth it

            @rocketsurgeon

            greatest troll? nah you just another dumb hick that thinks we give a shit about you or your opinion, you ‘mo

          • KK

            LMFAO OMG you are my hero. Funny shit

    • catlady12

      Some of the most manly men have recently come out gay, so that does not mean much.

    • scifiguy

      He makes Richard Simmons seem butch… I’m a gay man and I’d like to kick his ass in. There’s a difference between being gay and being a flaming queen.

      • Melissa Long Barham

        I learned a very good lesson lately….I believed that someone very precious to me, who wears her hair in”a butch style” and dresses in way not feminine is gay. Appearances can be deceiving. Now I don’t know if she believes she is gay, but I made the assumption that she is but I could very well be wrong and should not have assumed. We have talked about everything, me being a former stripper and drug addict…she knows she can come to me with anything. Just because someone doesn’t fit into the box of what you think someone should look like or act like, does not make them gay. Depending on the sex of a person, sometimes the pituitary gland produces more or less of testosterone or estrogen. Society has convinced these people that they must be gay and they are pushed out of regular circles. Now, on you being gay, I’m telling you the truth in love…it is an abomination to GOD. You are not born that way. A scientist did a very lengthy study of identical twins, and of course they have IDENTICAL DNA. This scientist studied thousands of cases and in not one set of twins (every set, one believed they were gay) studied were both found to believe they were homosexual. You have believed a lie from the pit of hell. Society and circumstances and the pleasure you receive from sex make you believe it. Just like I loved drugs, you love how the opposite sex makes you feel. I know you will be angered by this truth. I pray that the Lord Jesus Christ reveal Himself to you and you believe the truth. I love you and Jesus Christ loves you. Please at least seek the truth and don’t follow the world…it is the wide path and only leads to an eternity separated from GOD and hope and spent being tortured by the devil who made you believe this lie. The Lord bless and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine on you and be gracious to you and give you trust and the joy and peace that can only come from knowing Him

        • MrTruth

          Aww, and she started off making so much sense….

        • I smell a druggie

          You sure you’re an EX drug addict? You sound like you might be on something.

        • Elizabeth Black

          Did you take some crazy pills halfway through this post? What the heck…

        • Heather H.

          If you don’t sin, Jesus died for nothing.

          • EmaLee

            Perfect

        • EmaLee

          I think you’ve smoked a tad too much meth in your time, hon. You’re talking crazy.

        • Megeara

          You crazy

        • Jonathan Swift

          I am truly confused with your comment. At the start you say you assumed a woman you know was homosexual and what a great relationship you have with her and that has taught you to not prejudge people. Then you rail on the poster who said he is gay and that he is an abomination?

        • ND

          Thou shalt not judge.

    • Richard K

      This ‘mo reminds me of the following scene from Will & Grace:

      Karen Walker to Will’s best friend, the flamboyant Jack McFarlane: No one in the world would believe you’re straight. You’re as gay as a clutchpurse on Tony night. You fell outta the gay tree, hitting every gay branch on the way down. And ya landed on a gay guy… and ya did ‘em. No, no, honey, your gayness can be seen from space.

      • Twinytwin

        Hilarious.

        • Tara Walton

          Lol….

      • Jessica Andrews

        Don’t call anyone a ‘mo on the internet. I dunno if you were trying to be offensive, but my friends have seen it a lot in the lgbt community lately too. If someone doesn’t know you’re kidding it looks like another homophobe online to agree with. if you WERE being a d-bag, then why watch Will and Grace?

    • AmberP

      I just watched an episode and loved it he has some very old fashioned views on raising children HATS OFF! I set this to record so I won’t miss an episode!

    • The Al

      More wealthy soon to be broke airhead’s flaunting what most will never know.So how come obama’s not on this dude to share the wealth???

    • Aunalyssa Marie Conner

      He isn’t gay that’s just how ga southern men talk. Born n raised in ga. Its nothing new but the show is like all the rest dumb and dumbest.

      • CrazyPpl

        I was born, raised and continue to reside in Georgia. The only southern men that talk like this that I have ever heard or have ever known are gay. Not that it matters one way or the other. His sexual orientation is his and his wife’s business, not mine.

      • Admiral Rusty Schackleford

        Um… No, this is how gay men in Georgia speak. And he is from South Carolina.

      • Melody Weckel

        He’s not even from georgia..I was born and raised there too and I’m kinda skeptical that you were since that’s a stereotype the only kind of accent that can even come close to that is like some older southern gentlemen I know..which it’s still different because it’s like he’s tryin to sound that way but messin it up because of the..yeah gay soundin twist he puts on it..it almost feels like he’s doin it on purpose and it’s ridiculous we do not need any southern Kardashians by the way seemin so fake and material obsessed..

        • Molly Davis

          He’s originally from South Carolina. i’m from Tennessee with VERY close friends in South Carolina. They sound JUST LIKE HIM.

          • ill

            yep, Tenn ‘mos sound like a gay Chrisley

        • CrazyPpl

          Say it is a sterotype if you want. Why can’t people be honest and just state facts as facts and stop with the political correct b.s. I am going next weekend to photograph one of my old friends partnership union. I am in no way offended by someone’s sexuality, unless it involves children. My male gay friends can say they can tell other gay men by their speech. Have you ever heard them talking about their “gaydar?” I guess the liberal side of the world believes that black people can call each other a name, it’s okay, Jewish people can make fun of each other, it’s okay, gay people can laugh about each other, it’s okay, but no straight, white, Christian, heterosexual person has a right to say anything, ever. God forbid if a straight person says that. OH NO I said GOD! Then you are being stereotypical! That is total B.S. This liberal political correctness doesn’t protect anyone, ior even out anything. It separates more people than any of the old “stereotypical” comments ever could. Let’s find a reason to get pissed off! WHATEVER. Stop being so serious and say it like it is and stop this correct b.s. Nothing I said would offend any of my gay friends in the least. They would laugh about it and agree with me!

    • mark4java

      Who wrote this? A third grader. Geez invest in a computer w/spell check. Even my phone has that.

    • docwatson

      If this guy really is straight, he’s feeding the feminization and emasculation of the American male. ;

    • cig

      He seems like a gold digging closet queen who can’t manage money or his desire to be admired. Obviously he stopped maturing at 12. And has been compensating and envying wealth, beauty queens and their clothes ever since.

    • Dan

      He needs to be honest with himself and come out the closet

    • tcseacliff

      flaming, queen like , hwatever all i can really say about him and his show (proms were /are awful!) is “ick”!

    • GRAMMARQUEEN

      Whoever writes this blog needs some serious grammar lessons. Way too hard to follow because I was too busy trying to decipher all the grammatical errors.

    • Theresa Bates

      Seriously, people! You NEVER accidentally type “a-h-v-e” instead of “have” because you have perfect keyboarding skills. If that’s the best you can find, go correct some seventh grade essays; now, there’s a real challenge! As for overall reporting, journalism is supposed to be written at sixth grade level and it’s apparent that these internet bloggers/reporters tend to take that seriously.

    • Tara Walton

      This article has severe grammatical errors!! but I love the show and yes Todd is very flamboyant but that doesn’t always make a person gay…Furthermore that’s his business if he is or isn’t …..

    • hargen

      “…severe grammatical errors!! but..” (no period?). “Furthermore that’s..”(no comma?)

    • floydandfriends

      I’ve seen the show a few times and all it is about is a guy who is a horses ass thinking he’s better than everyone else and treats his kids like crap…Not only does he have low jacks on the cars but bugged his kids phones to know where they are at all times…Thats a sick overbearing guy that has trust issues and has to be in power of everything to make himself feel important…He acts like a 12 year old child if its not his way…I saw them swimming and his son’s 800.00 phone was on the floating dock and he throws it in the lake to his son saying you have a call….He puts the kids down and god knows how they will grow up…If you look at Todd and his so called wife, none of the kids look anything like them…..Look at his 17 year old son with dark hair, but it looks as if he has false teeth? Todd has a ego that bigger than the house!

    • PuffDogggy

      That guy is Gay!

    • Xfour00

      seeing this show for the first time on tv…who’s the target audience? gay men who wish they were married to women? or women who wish they were married to gay men?

    • Sean Bagley

      Isn’t he also Dr. Phil’s wife? If not, they most certainly share the same plastic surgeon.

    • OUR12

      Apparently you’ve never been in prison.

    • Robert Davis

      AN OUT SPOKEN MAN FORM THE SOUTH NOT GAY!

    • mikey

      Anyone whos from the south knows that his accent isnt southern..its over the top gay. Obviously hes an actor and hes gay. I might mention that hes a terrible actor and his so called authoritarian act is the wimpiest act that is so insincere . Hard to believe anyone would buy it. The fact that anyone watcheschim is a sad ststement about humanity. I would love to punch his lights out just because hes a fool.

    • gilbert

      SAYING GOES IF IT QUACKS LIKE A DUCK IT IS A DUCK?

    • gilbert

      Oh by the way have we seen any proof that he’s fathered any of these so called children of his?

    • Lola

      Saw commercial thought he was based on it

    • rodney

      I’d say that they are all the way they are because they are trying to make money by being on a television show, and they are working one of several ways to have as successful and long running of a television show they can so they can get the most cash and benefits for as long as possible. The matter of most significance to me here is that ‘this’ kind of show and behavior and values and qualities of characters is what makes for the most popular and thus lucrative types of shows on television (re: Kardashians, Paris, Real Housewives of several cities, New Jersey Shore, etc ad in finitum blah blah, blah). What’s most significant here in my opinion is not that any of the characters on any of these shows are the way they are and act the way they do to cash in the most and longest that they can…..but that it is what most television viewers seem to want! Its more indicative of the state of people in population than the characters on the shows, and more often than not….not in a good way if you ask me.

    • Me

      Does anyone even need to ask this question??

    • https://www.facebook.com/FarRightOfLeft Farrightofleft

      Seriously, who the hell cares what his sexuality is? Why are people so adamant to place a label? I don’t agree with the homosexual lifestyle, but I don’t spend time checking out to see who is and who isn’t practicing homosexuality. To each his own and mind your own business. The guy’s hilarious and although a bit controlling, with the dangers of today’s world, can you blame him for being so controlling? It only shows that he truly is concerned for his family. The show’s interesting. Let him be. I rather watch this than the Kardashians.

    • John Billings

      GAY!!! And a wife who deals with it for the money.

    • badbadperson

      Gay or straight….this dude is a big loser who is broke so he’s prostituting out his family for money…..

 

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