Todd Chrisley Denies His Former Business Partner’s Claims They Had a Gay Affair; Says He’s “Insulted” People Could Think He’d Have Sex With Someone Who Looks “A Toad”

“What can I say? I have high standards.”

Former Chrisley Knows Best star Todd Chrisley is once again denying rumors that he is gay–- this time, in a truly shady and Todd-like fashion. 

During a recent episode of the Chrisley Confessions podcast, Todd and son Chase Chrisley discussed some of the scandals the Chrisley family has faced over the years, one being the rumors surrounding Todd’s sexuality.

While Todd has faced countless allegations of such since stepping into the spotlight, the rumor was amplified in May 2022 when his former business partner Mark Braddock testified in his federal fraud case that he and Todd were blackmailed for $38,000 by an anonymous individual who threatened to expose Mark and Todd’s alleged year-long intimate affair, Business Insider reported.

 (Mark is also the individual who tipped off the FBI about Todd and wife Julie Chrisley, both of whom are set to begin prison sentences this month in Florida for tax evasion and bank fraud crimes.) 

“We prefer to refer to it as a extended legal vacation!” 

Todd said on his podcast that the “gay rumor” has never bothered him; however, Mark’s inclusion in said rumor certainly has. 

” … The thing that’s insulted me the most is that out of all these 54 years, for me to finally be accused of being with a man, and it would be someone that looked like Mark Braddock,” he said. “I mean, a toad. I mean, someone who looks like a thumb. I mean, somebody who says he’s only had sex with his wife and me.” 

A photo of Mark from his Instagram…in case you need a visual to go along with this story…

Todd assured Chase that, while many people “have been dickmatized by your daddy,” Mark’s claims were nothing but “wishful thinking.”

“ … That’s the most insulting thing,” Todd said. “If George Clooney had gone out here, or Brad Pitt gone out here and said, ‘I had a dick down with Todd Chrisley,’ I’m not gonna be as embarrassed by it. But to say that it was someone who looked like him, somebody that was a thief … .” 

Me, after hearing Todd use words like “dickmatize” and phrases like “dick down.”

Later in the podcast, Todd reiterated that he’s not insulted if people believe he’s gay, but rather people believing he “couldn’t pull something better than that.”  

“ … There is better to be had by Todd Chrisley than that and there’s better for you to believe than some mess like that,” he added. 

As mentioned above, 2022 wasn’t the first time Todd was hit with the “gay rumor.” In fact, prior to ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ premiering in 2014, Todd told People he had heard the rumors about his sexuality for years but maintained “there’s no coming out.”

“However I WILL be coming out of prison in about 12 years, so mark your calendars.”

“What you see is what you get,” he continued. “I am what I am. Other people’s opinions of me are just not my business.” 

Todd also took it as a compliment when his eldest daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, told him he’d be a gay pop icon once the family’s show aired. 

“I said, ‘Lindsie, I’d rather be a gay pop icon than I would a redneck,’” Todd said. “ … I’m 45. I really don’t care what your opinion of me is. The fact that you are thinking about [what] I’m doing in my bedroom at 45 is exciting to me.”

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(Photos: USA Network; Facebook) 



  1. I predict Todd divorces Julie in year 4-5 of prison. I predict he meets a man that he falls for, and realizes that he’s been living a lie. I’d love to see some type of prison show, where Todd teaches backing our crafts. How about ya USA?

  2. I pray that you and your wife Mr. crispy never goes to jail look what they do in Congress all sorts of things they should not send you to jail I pray that your sentence be Thrown out of court I really enjoyed you God bless you your wife and your family

  3. His ex is looking better than he does, outside and inside.

    I have no respect for the children that still fully support this man (and copy his behaviour) for money. Grow some balls.

    Worried about that little girl, I hope she will be okay.

  4. He’s 45?!? That means he’s only 8 years older than me & for what ever reason I always assumed he was in his late 50’s!

    Also, claiming the “he’s too ugly! I would never do something sexual with him, I have higher standards!” is one of the biggest red flags he could give. I’m actually more inclined to believe his former business partner after that excuse. I’ve always got the vibe he was in the closet though

    1. I was shocked to find out he was married to a woman. Based on his swish in the commercials for the show, I thought that blonde lady was his sister.

      1. Right. The wife threw me off.
        But whatever. They get along.
        I think she would accept him either way. Really.

    2. I think he’s 53, I think when the show first started he was around 45 that’s why he said that to Lindsie.

  5. Well, he might say he wasnt gay on the outside, but with 12 years on the inside looming in front of him, he may soon lower his standards and learn about “gay for the stay”.

    Good luck Todd, you’re gonna need it with that attitude.

  6. He still thinks far too highly of himself. Pretty sure he won’t be on his Im better than everyone else pedestal in prison. Todd Chrisley is no Brad Pitt or George Clooney his damn self. The dickmatized statement made me sick.🤢

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