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Carson Kressley Retells Wild Story of Hooking Up With a Wanted Robber

Carson Kressley Retells Wild Story of Hooking Up With a Wanted Robber


The Celebrity Big Brother contestant's story of his run-in with a wanted man is something you have to hear to believe.

The third season of the U.S. version of Celebrity Big Brother is coming to a close very, very soon, but there are still lots of gag-worthy moments being circulated around the internet that have been taking our breath away -- like the revelation that beloved RuPaul's Drag Race judge and one of the original Fab Five members (from Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy series) Carson Kressley hooked up with a wanted criminal.

In a viral TikTok featuring a clip from this season of CBB, Kressley (before his eviction from the house last week) is having a kiki with Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey and YouTuber, singer, and frequent Drag Race choreographer Todrick Hall when he recounts the wild, wild tale of hooking up with someone who ended being wanted for beating and robbing people who took him home after meeting up at gay bars.

"I had met somebody that I didn't know that well," Kressley starts his story, recalling how he used to patronize a New York City-area sports bar called Champs. "Like, maybe I just met him over a drink."

"I had taken him home to my apartment, and he did seem a little dodgy," he continued. "We started getting romantic, but then he's like 'I'm hungry. Could you make me a sandwich?' I was like, 'Sure.' I went to make him a sandwich, but I was just like, 'Oh, I wonder if he's going to rob me.'"

Kressley then went on to explain that while he was very young and didn't have many valuables to steal in his apartment at his age, he kept checking in with his hookup while making him a sandwich to make sure he wasn't doing anything shady. After his date eats the sandwich and they do their thing, the following week, Kressley visits the Champs bar again, and while using the restroom, he sees a poster with something incredible on it -- a police sketch of his hookup.

"He had been wanted for going around the city beating up people and robbing them after they took him home," he tells a shocked-looking Hall and Bailey, who immediately chuckles after Kressley says, "I escaped death."

"Romance isn't dead. And thankfully, neither am I," Kressley concludes in a confessional shot.

This isn't the first revelation Kressley has made during his time in the Celebrity Big Brother household.

During another moment that was caught on a CBB after-hours live-stream earlier this month, he also opened up about being in the right place at the right time and how fate led him to the Drag Race runway to become one of the show's longest-running and most beloved judges.

"This is a great showbiz story," Kressley recalled when asked by fellow CBB competitor and Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu about how he was cast on Drag Race. "The mantra is to say 'yes' to some things, even if people say you shouldn't do it."

He then opened up about how he and Ru connected on the set of Rebecca Romijn's body painting-themed reality competition Skin Wars, and how although he was a little skeptical of taking on that gig as a guest judge, something made him agree to it.

"I went, I loved Rebecca because I worked with her on something else," Kressley remembers. "I always wanted to meet Ru, so I was just like, 'I'll go do this.' And on that set he said, 'Why aren't you doing my show?' and I was like, 'I don't know, did you guys ask? I would love to,' and then he called me on my cell phone and I still have the message and that was eight years ago."

Moral of the story? Just be a little bit more careful about who you bring home...

The Celebrity Big Brother finale airs tonight on CBS at 8pm ET/PT. Stream the series on Paramount+.

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Raffy Ermac

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.