Chrisley Knows Best Star Todd Chrisley Opens Up About Gay Rumors
Todd Chrisley, the eccentric Atlanta millionaire whose family is the subject of upcoming USA reality show Chrisley Knows Best, may be many things — a flashy dresser, a catchphrase coiner, and a dedicated family man — but there’s one thing he’s pretty darn sure he’s not: gay.
While rumors have been swirling about Todd’s sexual orientation for years, the married father of five says that he’s fine with the speculation, much of which is based on outdated stereotypes.
Todd, who is unapologetic about his love for clothes, Elton John concerts, and Julie, his wife of 18 years, says that, if people are hoping he’ll confess to liking men, they’re going to be sorely disappointed.
"There's no coming out," Todd tells People. "What you see is what you get. I am what I am. Other people's opinions of me are just not my business.”
In response to his daughter’s suggestion that the show may acquire him a following in the gay community, Todd responded, “I'd rather be a gay pop icon than I would a redneck ... I'm 45. I really don't care what your opinion of me is. The fact that you are thinking about I'm doing in my bedroom at 45 is exciting to me."