Carson Kressley is a well-known television personality, actor, and fashion designer who rose to prominence in 2003 as the “fashion savant” of Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Fab Five.

In 2004, he was nominated for an Oscar for Outstanding Reality Program for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Following that, Kressley served as a judge on the reality show Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants, presented the TV shows How to Look Good Naked and Carson Nation on OWN, and competed in season 13 of Dancing with the Stars.

Learn more about the television personality’s personal life, profession, and net worth by reading on!

Ex-Partner Esera Tavai Tuaolo’s Relationship with Kressley

In March 2016, the 51-year-old design guru revealed details about his personal life when he revealed that he had previously been in a relationship with Esera Tavai Tuaolo, an American professional football player.

Tavai, also known as Mr. Aloha, was a ten-year defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) who came out about his sexuality after retiring in 2002. In an interview with Bravo TV, Kressley admitted that dating a football player was “very sexy.” He went on to say that the two had a few dates and that their romance was short, but that he wouldn’t mind marrying him.

He didn’t say why they broke up, but given that they are still friends, it’s safe to believe they did so amicably.

Quick Facts

  • Date of BirthNov 11, 1969
  • Age52 Years, 6 Months
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States
  • ProfessionFashion expert, Author, Actor
  • Relationship StatusSingle
  • Ex-BoyfriendEsera Tavai Tuaolo
  • GayYes
  • Net Worth$8 Million
  • Ethnicity/RaceWhite
  • FatherWillard Kressley
  • MotherBarbara Kressley
  • Sister/sDiana Kressley-Billig
  • CollegeGettysburg College
  • Height/ How Tall?5 Feet 10 Inches
  • Hair ColorBlack-Brown
  • Official Site
  • Birth NameCarson Lee Kressley
  • Career2003-present
  • High SchoolNorthwestern Lehigh High School
  • Eye ColorHazel
  • AwardsPrimetime Emmy Awards For Outstanding Reality Program
  • NomineesTeen Choice Awards For Choice TV Fab-u-lous(One More Nominations)

He is currently unattached

Kressley hasn’t been romantically engaged with anyone since his separation with Esera, and he’s been busy covering everything from his shows to prospective projects.

According to The Sun, the fashionista is now single, and if he marries or finds a boyfriend, he will likely announce it publicly.

The Moment Kressley came out as gay

Despite the fact that Kressley has always been outspoken about his sexuality, his parents were the last people he told about it. He waited until just days before the launch of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy in 2003 to tell his parents.

He announced the show’s title while driving with his mum. His mother was unconcerned, assuming he wasn’t “the straight guy.” At his house, there was no surprise because his family had foreseen it.

On Jungle Radio, Kressley informed writer Steve Price about the incident, stating, “When I told them I was starting a new show, they asked, “What’s it called?” ‘It hasn’t been given a name yet; it’s the nameless makeover show,’ I say.”

Following that, he stated:

“The show I’m doing is called Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” I explained. She said, “So, you’re not the straight man, right? Yeah. We had a feeling “. At my residence, there was no great news.

Bio of Kressley: From Pennsylvania to Fashion Designer

Kressley was born on November 11, 1969, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and raised with his sister Diana Kressley-Billig.

He graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 1987 and Gettysburg College in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree. From 1994 through 2002, the designer worked with Ralph Lauren as an independent stylist. When Queer Eye debuted on the Bravo Cable Television Network in 2003, he got a lot of attention as the “fashion guru.”

In 2007, Kressley presented the US TV series How to Look Good Naked, with the first episode earning the largest amount of viewers (1.6 million) in the franchise’s history. In the same year, he starred on the reality show Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants as a judge. The show featured a beauty pageant in which a mother and daughter combo competed against another duo.

After ten years, Kressley reunited with his Queer Eye co-star and buddy Thom Filicia for Bravo TV’s Get a Room in October 2018. Filicia mentored Kressley in the interior design business on the show.

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Salary and Net Worth of Kressley

Over the course of his illustrious career, Kressley has appeared in a number of television programs, each of which paid him a respectable wage, if not more.

He has incorporated smart ideas in his Manhattan flat, which looks homey and majestic at the same time, as a fashion guru. He has an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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