Todd Chrisley Gay: How does it feel to live like a millionaire after becoming a business tycoon? Well, no one knows it better than Todd Chrisley. He is one of the wealthiest real estate tycoons in America. Not only this, but he is also known to be a reality TV star. He has been the subject of various concerns over the years. From filing for bankruptcy to owing several mortgages, Todd’s income has always created a buzz among the public. He is currently serving time for tax evasion and defrauding community banks.
Moreover, apart from financial troubles and other controversies, the Georgia-born celebrity is linked to other gossip as well. Among every concern, the most discussed one is Todd Chrisley Gay rumors. Amid his family drama and other feuds, such speculations have constantly grown on the Internet. The 53-year-old is believed to be homosexual and allegedly had a gay affair, too. Are these true? Let us explore the facts!
Todd Chrisley Gay: How Did The Rumors Spark?
One can say that Todd Chrisley has led an interesting life so far. The reality TV star has dealt with several issues, including family drama and tax evasion problems. Although ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ throws light on lots of aspects, his life has seen many dramas apart from it. Talking about his personal life, he shares a strained relationship with some of his children. At the same time, Todd has been dealing with gay rumors for years. While Todd Chrisley Gay speculations have already taken over social media and the Internet, there are only a few people who know how it all started.
Todd Chrisley’s sexual orientation was questioned for the first time after his son, Kyle Chrisley, made a comment. The latter claimed that his father allegedly tried to hide his true self. While speaking to InTouch magazine, Kyle commented on his dad’s sexuality and called him gay. He further revealed how Todd passed flirting remarks to one of the asset managers at Chrisley Asset Management. This was how Kyle began to shape his opinions about his father being homosexual. On top of that, the real estate tycoon’s son also doubted if his dad was involved with a local doctor. Although the latter’s name is unknown, all these public revelations were enough to strengthen Todd Chrisley Gay rumors.
As months passed by, such gossip became more prominent and gained more attention. Interestingly, back in the day when the Todd Chrisley Gay speculations arose, the 53-year-old dealt with another issue. His daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, ended her relationship with Todd and other family members. She revealed how the business tycoon and her siblings condemned her decision to end her marriage after about a decade. Lindsie clarified that she won’t be rekindling her relationship with her father or anyone else in the family.
Todd Chrisley Gay: The Real Estate Expert Addresses The Rumors!
Chrisley Knows Best star has been accused of being gay for years. Who would believe that his own son gave birth to online speculations? On top of that, reports suggesting Todd shared an affair secretly also turned out to be troublesome for the reality TV celebrity. With these factors around, it was evident for Todd Chrisley Gay speculations to rise beyond the expected level. But like most reality personalities, Chrisley has addressed such claims and cleared out the air.
The real estate tycoon appeared in one of the episodes of Chrisley Confessions podcast. He shared the platform with his son Chase and finally broke his silence on the accusations he faced. While many fans assumed that Todd would deny having any gay affair, what he replied was extremely unexpected. For the uninitiated, Chrisley has been accused of sharing a homosexual relationship with a former business partner. Coming back to his statement, the millionaire did not deny the claim in a clear way.
While acknowledging multiple high-profile personal scandals, Todd answered every claim sarcastically. Further, he called his ex-business partner, Mark Braddock, a toad and said that he looked like a thumb. He also noted that his fling with Mark has witnessed several changes in the last few months. Moreover, there are two sides to his statement made during the podcast. Firstly, Todd Chrisley was not offended by the gay affair accusations. But what bothered him was his link up with a man whom he considered unattractive. Isn’t it weird?
Todd Chrisley Gay Affair: Who Is Mark Braddock?
It becomes nearly impossible for one to reconstruct his or her public image after getting into a certain controversy. In the case of Todd Chrisley, there are numerous feuds and troubles registered under his name. While everyone knows about the financial issues and tax evasion cases he has been through, the reality TV star once had a gay affair. Only few know the details about Todd having an affair, but it has a lot to do with the bank frauds Todd has dealt with.
His image apparently got ruined after he and his wife were found guilty of getting involved in a fraud conspiracy. This has very much to do with Todd’s ex-business partner, Mark Braddock. He accepted helping the couple with these feuds. He revealed supporting Todd and his wife in committing fraud and also witnessed other crimes. Not only this, but Braddock also claimed to have a gay affair with the father of five. It created a huge fuss and drama while Todd was already dealing with bank fraud.
While the real estate tycoon was often called to court for trial, Mark provided shocking testimony and also confessed to having a year-long affair with the millionaire. Although both of them were married to their respective wives, Chrisley and Braddock had a romantic relationship. Since both of them have worked together, rumors about gay affairs seemed acceptable. However, later on, the alleged secret affair ended, and the businessman called their close relationship as a ‘brotherhood.’
Todd Threw Braddock Out Of The Office!
It is true that Braddock has been a married man for more than three decades. He and his wife, Leslie, got married in 1987 and will be celebrating their 36th anniversary this year on October 10. Apparently, after the truth surfaced, Leslie stood by his side and supported him. It is believed that Mark’s testimony turned the Chrisleys into the FBI for tax evasion fraud. The entire legal trial and financial problem affected his relationship with Todd. Their relationship fell apart, and the self-turned-businessman reportedly threw Mark Braddock out of his office. Chrisley even threatened him to call up the police in the workplace.
There have been a few instances when Todd’s son Chase claimed Mark to have changed his side of the story five times. In fact, Todd also clapped back at the rumors and instead spoke about his own sexual prowess. According to a post published by Business Insider, Mark testified of having an intimate and personal relationship with Todd Chrisley. He explained about having a personal connection for about a year, and then they continued being friends. The duo remained close and worked together until 2012, when everything started falling apart. Braddock also unveiled a surprising fact before the public. He opened up about paying a certain amount to a blackmailer just to keep their relationship a secret from everyone.
The Gay Rumors Do Not Bother Todd
It has been more than a decade since Todd Chrisley has been facing doubt over his sexuality. Netizens still believe that he might come out of the closet soon in order to turn the gay rumors true. But on the other hand, the Atlanta millionaire is completely unbothered by these speculations. He appeared on The Domenick Nati Show and admitted that the online theories and other sorts of queries do not bother him.
While addressing the gossip, Chrisley explained that disappointment to him would mean that he disagrees with someone being gay. Further, he clarified that one’s identity and sexuality is not a choice that an individual makes. It is something the way God has created for oneself. Furthermore, Todd confessed to being straight even after other people’s opinions were everywhere. This is what he said in reaction to people’s opinions, “I’m never going to have a drought.”
What Is The Fraud Case Of Todd & Julie?
Chrisley Knows Best is a reality series that centers around Todd and his patriarchal parenting style toward his children. He has been married to Julie, and the entire family participates in the drama showcased in the docuseries. The imprisoned businessman is already known for having disturbed relationships with some of his children. On top of that, Todd has also been a part of several controversies and legal issues. According to the official records, the couple has been involved in 12 cases of bank and wire fraud, conspiracy, and tax evasion.
This accusation came to everyone’s notice after Todd and Julie were already accused of evading nearly $2 million in state taxes between 2008 and 2016. Officers claimed that their production company also tried to hide the income coming from reality TV from the IRS. Not only this, but Todd Chrisley himself asked one of his employees to alter the documents in the wrong way. The real estate tycoon and his wife turned themselves in but did not take up the charges. Two years after the whole drama, a trial began in May 2022 in Atlanta.
There were certain factors that showed up during the court hearing. Reports suggest that the couple falsely exaggerated their income only to become eligible for a loan worth $30 million. In response to it, Todd claimed that it was Mark Braddock who initiated the crimes without their knowledge. But none of these statements worked, and in June 2022, both Todd and Julie Chrisley were found guilty on all counts. Previously, Julie Chrisley was already accused of having a fake credit report and misleading bank statements.
What Punishment Did Todd And Julie Get?
According to industry insiders, Todd and Julie will have to spend several years in prison and are also planning to appeal for a conviction. In June 2022, the couple was convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion, and since then, they haven’t agreed to the ruling. The twosome is also accused of attempting a defraud activity with Georgia Bank amounting to $30 million. However, the business tycoon and his wife have opened up about the case publicly. In one of the podcast episodes, Julie said that they never did anything wrong intentionally. While Todd believed that these legal issues brought his family closer and together.
Talking about the punishment, Todd Chrisley has been sentenced to 12 years of imprisonment with 16 months on probation. Coming to his wife, Julie, will serve a 7-year sentence but in a different state. Initially, she was to be admitted to Florida’s Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna. However, later on, Julie was taken to the Federal Medical Centre in Lexington. The couple has surrendered the crimes and frauds, respectively.
Drama Has Always Been A Part Of The Chrisley Family!
The self-turned-millionaire Todd Chrisley has been a part of numerous dramas and troubles. It is not only his business that has created headlines in the media. But his personal life as well has contributed equally to it. Be it his relationship with his children or Todd Chrisley Gay rumors linked with his ex-business partner, the family has delved into never-ending drama many times. One of them is the feud between the businessman and his eldest daughter, Lindsie.
The father-and-daughter relationship became strained after Lindsie married Will Campbell without her dad’s approval. However, Todd forgave the latter for not discussing it with him but was still unhappy. The former even called Lindsie’s decision disrespectful, and so he had a problem with the way it was conducted. Todd explained how being a father and watching everything go against his will made him disappointed. Eventually, the two of them sorted things out and Lindsie reunited with her father. In fact, she often visits him in prison.
Todd Ended Up Adopting Kyle’s Daughter! Case Explained
While Todd and Julie have been accused of tax evasion, the former’s eldest son struggled with addiction. We are talking about none other than Kyle Chrisley, who welcomed his daughter Chloe with ex-Angela Johnson in 2012. But after getting arrested, Chloe’s custody was shared between Johnson and Chrisley Confessions’ cohost. While everything seemed normal and in place, in 2014, things turned upside down. Kyle claimed that Todd stole his daughter from him only to have a good impression on the reality show.
Reacting to the accusations, Todd turned to Twitter and shared a post. He said that Kyle suffered from bipolar disorder and had a mental illness. Meanwhile, the real estate expert received Chloe’s full custody following Johnson’s arrest in 2016. The latter was accused of defrauding Medicaid and food stamps. On the other hand, Kyle Chrisley was also arrested after police found drugs in his car. He also issued death threats against his ex, Alexus Whilby. For the drug case, the charges were dropped, while for another issue, he was released on his own recognizance. After Todd and Chrisley went to prison, Chloe’s custody was then transferred to Todd and Julie’s daughter Savannah. The latter has been playing the role of a mother for her sister.
Todd’s Daughter Lindsie’s S*x Tape Was Leaked
Even though they’ve worked things out now, Lindsie and her father didn’t share a healthy relationship at one point in time. Both of them were on negative terms, and the former has been distancing herself from the family back in 2017. Todd was already unhappy with the way her daughter got married to Will. But later on, what Lindsie confessed was extremely unexpected. She filed a police report in July 2019 claiming that Todd and Chase planned to release a sex tape that involved her. Responding to the same, her dad sat down with E! News to discuss a few aspects of it.
Todd Chrisley explained how the family has tried to keep her extramarital relationships away from the media. For the unversed, Lindsie had a brief relationship with Josh Murray and Robby Hayes. While the former called her only a friend, Robby clarified that he did not shoot any sex tape with Lindsie. Moreover, her attorney claimed that Todd’s eldest daughter has always been a target of constant lies and harassment from the family. This is why Lindsie had maintained a certain distance from them for years.
Chrisleys To Star In A New Series With Todd & Julie In Prison!
According to industry insiders, the Chrisley family is planning to feature in a new reality series. It is basically the children of the family that will provide an update on their lives while their parents, Todd and Julie, are behind bars. However, sources claim that Chrisley Knows Best couple also intends to appear on the TV show despite serving an imprisonment sentence. But they are not likely to appear on camera, but that won’t stop them from being a vital part of the new series. Attorney Jay Surgent explained that Todd and Julie could participate in other ways.
While talking exclusively to People, Jay turned the attention of people towards his statement as he expressed his doubt about the filming sessions in prison. He said that the chances for the Bureau of Prisons to allow shooting are highly doubtful because of security purposes and administration operations. Meanwhile, Todd is quite confident about contributing his thoughts and opinions to the show. He believes that his children could relay his thoughts and feelings on screen.
Well, the attorney revealed that Savannah visits her parents on a regular basis. Not only this, but they also stay in contact by phone. So, she could act as one of the ways through which Todd and Julie could reveal their viewpoints on children and their respective careers. Therefore, we can say that the couple might not become active film participants. Jay stated that the real estate business tycoon is excited about the new show. As per the sources close to the development, the new project comes from Scout Productions. The reality series will basically focus on the children of the Chrisley Family.
Todd Chrisley Is Suffering From Anxiety Amid Punishment
The Chrisley Knows Best patriarch and Julie were convicted of federal charges and began their present sentences in January. The former will spend 12 years behind bars, and his wife is sentenced to seven years of imprisonment. According to their lawyer, Todd is very excited about the comeback of his children to reality TV. But at the same time, he is facing the mental toll after receiving a years-long prison sentence. His attorney revealed him to be struggling with anxiety due to consistent unstable thoughts. Todd is concerned about what would be happening in the outside world with his case. Moreover, he also seems frustrated with the legal system as everything is delayed.
Jay Surgent revealed Todd was having issues with privacy in prison. Many people took his photograph while Chrisley was sleeping. The lawyer added that his daily routine consists of eating meals, watching TV, and speaking with other inmates. Further, in a podcast episode, Savannah and Chase claimed that the prisons were in bad condition. They complained of having no air conditioning and even had snakes at Julie’s facility. However, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons responded to the claims and gave clarifications.
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