What Todd Chrisley Has Said About His Sexuality

When USA's reality show "Chrisley Knows Best" first premiered in 2014, viewers were introduced to the chaotic-but-lovable Chrisley family, and followed them as they navigated life in the South. Parents Todd and Julie have been raising their children — Savannah, Chase, and Grayson, along with their granddaughter, Chloe — on-screen for eight seasons now. Between the growing pains and the crazy, comedic antics of Todd's mother, Nanny Faye, there is something about the Chrisley's that keeps drawing people in.

The patriarchal figure, Todd Chrisley, has gained quite a bit of attention since the show first started. Despite being married to Julie since 1996, audiences have questioned Todd's sexuality for years. Prior to that, Todd's first marriage was to his high school sweetheart, Teresa Terry, in 1990. His portrayal on "Chrisley Knows Best" also hits viewers over the head with his sexual relationship with Julie, as the majority of episodes end with him alluding to it — which may also raise some eyebrows. 

Todd is well aware of the things that have been said about his sexual preference — and he's not afraid to clear the air. Keep reading to learn what Todd Chrisley has said about his sexuality.

Todd Chrisley's family fueled the drama about his sexuality

The famous father of five, Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best," has spoken out against the questions surrounding his sexuality over the years — but his own family has only added fuel to the fire. Todd's son, Kyle (pictured above), told InTouch in November 2014 (via Daily Mail) that he believes his father was both gay and potentially sleeping with an unnamed doctor.

"I think my father is gay. I used to work with him at Chrisley Asset Management. If one of the asset managers was going to take a p***, he would say, 'You want me to come hold it for you?' 'It makes you wonder. It's time the truth comes out," he stated. Kyle is known to have a rocky relationship with his father, so it's possible these accusations play into that.

However, Todd himself rebutted the claims after speaking to The Domenick Nati Show in 2017. "I'm flattered that people think I can get laid on both ends. So, that doesn't bother me," he said. "And my wife certainly is flattered that as many men want her husband as there are women. With that being said, I'm never going to have a drought. You on the other hand might. But Todd will never have a drought." This isn't the only time Toss has been forced to come clean about his sexuality, though. 

Todd Chrisley has been denying rumors about his sexuality for years

Kyle Chrisley added fuel to the rumors about his father's sexuality, but Todd Chrisley has been bombarded with questions about his sexual preference since before his son's shocking statement. In March 2014, Todd spoke to People and denied everything. "There's no coming out," he told the publication. "What you see is what you get. I am what I am. Other people's opinions of me are just not my business."

While Todd's current wife, Julie, has stayed relatively silent about the rumors surrounding her husband's sexuality, his first wife came to his defense. Todd and his ex-wife, Teresa, separated in 1996, but she has maintained that the rumors are false. She spoke to the Daily Mail in 2014, saying, "I know there are reports saying that he's gay and I can see why. But I married him and I had two children with him so obviously I don't think he's gay. If he comes out of the closet in the second season I'll be shocked," she said. 

It's clear that Todd and his ex-wife want to put these rumors to rest, but only time will tell when he finds himself explaining himself once again. 

Todd Chrisley clapped back at troll who called him gay

Further, People reported that Todd Chrisley shut down a homophobic Instagram troll after the troll called him gay and called his daughter Savannah Chrisley "ugly" back in September 2020. The commenter referred to the Chrisley patriarch with a homophobic slur, and went on to write, "America sees that your dad is gay the more he keeps denying it will manifest itself."

Todd responded and slammed the troll, writing, "today since I had a few minutes, I decided to allow my f**dom to manifest enough to say 'F*** off.'" Todd also defended Savannah, adding, "you have some nerve to come at my daughter but after reviewing your profile, I see where the jealousy comes from." But he was just getting started. "You are weak. I get that you don't have my DNA, but that's your mamas fault for not meeting me before she met your dad," he continued. The reality TV dad ended his troll takedown with another burn: "PS, who even uses the word 'F*****' anymore, didn't that go out with bell bottoms."