Todd Chrisley, who was featured on his Chrisley Confessions podcast with his son Chase Chrisley, came up with the allegations about his sexuality, according to Page Six. “What insulted me the most is that, out of all these 54 years, for me to finally be accused of being with a man, it would be someone who looked like Mark Braddock,” Todd said about his former business associate.
Todd, apparently irritated by the claims, called Mark a “toad” and “someone who looks like a thumb.” Mark testified against the Chrisleys in their ongoing fraud case in May, revealing he and Todd had an intimate, sexual relationship for a year in the early 2000s. Mark said that the duo maintained a “brotherhood” friendship until 2012.
Let me just say this… whether Todd is gay or not is irrelevant. For years, I’ve hated the storyline and the many rumors that have questioned his sexuality. It’s not fair, in my opinion. In fact, I believe it’s pretty sad to see some storylines on this show, as well as others like Real Housewives of Atlanta, play out over a man’s sexuality just because he doesn’t fit the mold of “how” a male should act, as per Yahoo.
Todd rejected the reports in 2017, calling them “flattering.”
“In order for it to disappoint me, it would mean that I don’t agree with someone being gay,” he said on The Domenick Nati Show. “I don’t believe that’s a choice that you make. I believe that you are the way that God has made you.” Todd even joked about the rumors — adding that if he were gay, fulfilling his sexual needs would never be an issue. “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,” he said.
Todd isn’t bothered by what was said so much as by who said it. “Let me tell you something. I could understand if you’d have had sex with me, it would [make] you crazy. I get that,” he told Chase. “There have been many who have been d–k-noticed by your daddy.” Adding his signature southern twang to his statements, he said, “I ain’t that small spoon at Baskin-Robbins. I’m the whole scoop. You don’t get to just sample here.”
Todd stated that if Brad Pitt or George Clooney ever claims to have had sexual relations with him, he will gladly accept the claims. However, as far as Mark is concerned, the Chrisley Knows Best star shut it down. “That is the one thing that is the most insulting. To say that I couldn’t pull something better than that… there’s better to be had by Todd Chrisley than that,” he finished.