TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life circled Whitney Way Thore, dancing her way through the haters. But her success wouldn’t have been possible without the help of her “eternal dance partner” from high school, Todd Beasley.
So, who is he? Stay with this Todd Beasley Bio to find out.
Who Is Todd Beasley?
Whitney Way Thore’s closest friend from high school, Todd Beasley was one of the reasons why My Big Fat Fabulous Life was considered authentic. The two shared an “insane passion for dance,” and like good friends, they often got into fights and made up.
Moreover, Todd also played a vital role in bringing Whitney to the spotlight. In the viral video that led the future reality TV to be discovered by TLC, Todd was the one who danced with Whitney.
Whenever Whitney needed help getting back into dance, she called upon Todd. And unlike others who felt overwhelmed by the responsibility of helping Whitney get her dance career back on track, Todd believed that Whitney was “worth it.”
If you don’t know, Todd is also Whitney’s former business partner. The two started Big Girls Dance Class, but later the MBFFL star moved on from that business and started another business with Ryan called No BS Active.
Are Todd Beasley And Whitney Thore Still Friends?
Yes, as of 2021, although the two might have gotten into altercations sometimes, Todd Beasley and Whitney Thore were still friends.
Whitney’s relationship with Todd was much more than that of friends. He was her mentor, advisor, and someone who kept “reality checking” Whitney. In season 9 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Todd found out that Whitney met a French man on a language exchange app (online), and he asked her if they have met.
Then he went on to explain that he liked to “temper expectations,” so nobody gets let down. “You might think you like someone, but you could be wrong,” Todd added. But Whitney knew about the exact response she would get from, and it was also one of the reasons who she didn’t tell him about her online romance earlier.
Thus, another fight broke out.
But this is just Todd and Whitney being “friends”. They looked out for each other. No matter the level of the altercation, they never left being friends.
Is Todd Beasley Married?
Though Todd was often seen intervening in Whitney’s love life, the part on his side was never featured over My Big Fat Fabulous Life. So, it’s still a mystery if the guy was married or not in 2021.
Todd Beasley Job: What Does He Do For A Living?
You might have seen Todd Beasley dancing his shoes off in MBFFL, but that’s not all the talent he was gifted with. His forte lies in singing. As of 2021, he was a part of his local church’s choir in North Carolina.
Todd grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he attended Southeast Guilford High School. Then, he went on to join Elon University and graduated with a musical theater degree in 2007. After received his theater degree, Todd then moved to New York City. But he couldn’t stay away from his hometown for long and returned to North Carolina in 2014.
In April 2006, Todd won first place at the regional National Association of Teachers of Singing competition in Raleigh. The competitors were all-state winners from Maryland, Washington, DC, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Todd Beasley garnered a net worth of under $250 thousand by 2021.
Did you know: Todd has also worked as collaborating director for the documentary Displaced: The Unexpected Fallout from the Cold War (2009).
Todd Beasley Weight Loss Journey
In season 8 of My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Todd Beasleysurprised the viewers with his new look, flaunting sported blonde hair and a clean-shaven face. Moreover, some even believed that the dance instructor had lost a few pounds.
However, Todd has yet to speak on his weight loss journey. It might just be that Todd’s brand new brown hair and a salt-and-pepper beard, made him look a little slimmer than he had before.
How Old Is Todd Beasley?
Todd Beasley was born on April 17, 1985. That made him 36 years of age in 2021.
As per his birthday, Todd is of the Aries zodiac.
Is Todd Beasley On Instagram?
Unfortunately, we couldn’t find Todd Beasley on Instagram. But here’s his Facebook account @todd.beasley.58.
How Tall Is Todd Beasley?
Todd stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (177 cm).
Who Are Todd Beasley’s Family Members?
Here are a few names of Todd Beasley’s family members — Brad Beasley (brother), Amy Beasley (sister), Lauren Chandler Beasley (mother), Cindy Chandler Mason (aunt), Kathie Lee (cousin), Erin Dowell (cousin), and Ellen Mason (cousin).
Also, this might surprise you but Todd is Ashley Baynes’ cousin. “While it’s true that Todd is my cousin (my grandma and his dad are first cousins), we did not grow up with typical cousin interactions – we saw one another maybe a handful of times before we were high school-aged,” Ashley explained on Instagram.
Talking a little about Todd’s mother, Lauren is a Literacy interventionist at Alamance Elementary School graduate who went on to become an educator at Guilford County School.