Andy Cohen is set to host the 10 year reunion of the guys from “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” tomorrow night on Bravo.
People offers up one of the special’s biggest reveals: Carson Kressley and Ted Allen were not out to their families when the show was about to air. Kressley, who has had two of his own series and became a fan favorite on Dancing With the Stars since the show ended:
“It was for me … really ironic that it took something like a makeover show for me to actually be honest and empowered, to get over that fear that your family is not going to love you for who you are,” Kressley admitted. He says he literally told his relatives he was gay just weeks before the show just aired.
Allen, who hosts Food Network’s hit series, Chopped, says he too had to come out right before the show aired. “They were great when I came out to them. They did not like the idea of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy at all” but, he adds, once the show became a hit they changed their minds. “The funny thing about being semi-famous is it sort of makes everything okay.”
Read more at the Advocate.