Are Carson Kressley & Partner Married? Gay Man's Personal Life Revealed

By Staff Writer | On: 12 Aug, 2018
Are Carson Kressley & Partner Married? Gay Man's Personal Life Revealed

Quick Summary

Date of BirthNovember 11 ,1969
Age50 Years 4 Month(s)
Birth PlaceAllentown, Pennsylvania
Birth NameCarson Lee Kressley
ProfessionFashion expert, Author, Actor
Career 2003-present
Relationship StatusSingle
Divorce/SplitNot Yet
Ex-BoyfriendEsera Tavai Tuaolo
Net Worth$8 Million
FatherWillard Kressley
MotherBarbara Kressley
Sister/sDiana Kressley-Billig
High SchoolNorthwestern Lehigh High School
CollegeGettysburg College
Height/ How Tall?5 Feet 10 Inches (177.8 cm)
Hair ColorBlack-Brown
Eye ColorHazel
Official Site
Children/KidsNot Yet

Fashion expert Carson Kressley who hadn't mentioned anything about his romantic affairs till date revealed a tad bit about his nearly married life with his former partner.

Carson Kressley is a known American television personality who appeared on Queer Eye. He was the motivational host of the TV show How to Look Good Naked and OWN’s Carson Nation.

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The designer also won an award for Outstanding Reality Program for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in 2004. He acted as a judge on reality series Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants in 2007.

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Carson Kressley’s Bio: Education, Ralph Lauren, Queery Eye

Born on 11 November 1969, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Carson was brought up along with his sister Diana. His family raised ponies, and Carson owned his first pony at the age of 5.

He competed in equestrian events and was a member of the US World Cup Saddle Seat equitation team in 1999.

Carson graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 1987 and earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1991. He was also a member of the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Beginning as an independent stylist, Carson worked for Ralph Lauren from 1994 till 2002. His jump into television in 2003 on Queer Eye gained him a great exposure as the ‘fashion savant’ when the show debuted on the Bravo Cable Television Network.

Carson also hosted US TV series How to Look Good Naked, a Lifetime show, in 2007 with the first premiered show receiving the highest number of audiences (1.6 million) in the history of the franchise.

The same year, he also appeared as a judge for the reality series Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants. The show was a beauty pageant where the duo of mother and daughter competed with another duo.  

In April 2018, it was announced that Carson will team up with his Queer Eye co-star and friend Thom Filicia for the Bravo Cable after 10 long years.

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The now 48-year-old actor will be working together with Thom on a home design series with the title Get a Room with Carson & Thom Audiences are eager to see the two together after such a long time with them providing a sizzling chemistry and different fashion persona. 

Carson’s Net Worth and Salary

With the help of his professional acting career, Carson has appeared in many television series that might have brought him a tremendous amount of salary. He must have garnered a windfall of money from hit TV show Queer Eye.

According to sources, he has got an estimated net worth of $8 Million. Being a fashion expert, he has also put keen designs in his Manhattan apartment which looks cozy and grand at the same time.

Carson Kressley Comes Out as Gay: Long-Delayed Event For Family

Even though Carson has been open about his sexuality to the public from the very beginning, his parents were the last people he told about it.

He saved the coming out to his parents just days before the premiere of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in 2003.

Celebrity Family Feud: Carson and his family on ABC’s show on 15 July 2016 (Photo:

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Talking to on March 1, 2017, he said,

Literally, the weekend before the TV Guide was coming out with us on the cover and the show's name, I had to tell them.

He was driving with his mother when he revealed the show’s title as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

His mother was cool about it and guessed that he was not ‘the straight guy.’ It was not any news flash at his home because his family had already predicted it.

Is Carson Getting Married To Footballer Esera Tavai Tuaolo?

The 48-year-old fashion guru spilled the tea in March 2016 about having dated former American professional football player, Esera Tavai Tuaolo.

Esera, nicknamed Mr. Aloha, was a defensive tackle in the National Football League for ten years who opened about sexuality in 2002 after his retirement from the NFL.

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Carson even confessed to that dating a footballer was ‘pretty sexy.’ He further added that the two had a couple of dates and that it wasn’t a long romance, but he wouldn't have minded marrying him.

He didn't mention why they broke up, but it's safe to assume that they parted ways on good terms as they are still friends. 

New Book: Carson and Esera during the party at the Stella McCartney Store for Danny Seo’s new book ‘Simply Green’ in 2016 (Photo:

When Carson disclosed his short dating history with his former boyfriend, it spread like a wildfire which wasn’t what he had expected. He was nervous about Esera getting mad about it, but it went fine.

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After the split with Esera, Carson hasn't been romantically involved with anyone and is busy covering everything from his shows to upcoming projects.

As of now, the fashionista is still single and currently has many things going on as he is a jack of all trades. If Carson does get married, he probably won’t hesitate to announce that to the public.