Living Single Star T.C. Carson Married & Wife | Or Is He Gay?
The five-year stint at the classic Fox sitcom Living Single, American singer T.C. Carson may have his share of controversy during the show but was also blessed with TV married life.
While his personal life has become a subject of curiosity for many, T.C got reunited with his TV wife after 25 years at an award function. His TV married life, obscure personal life has given rise to allegations accusing him of being a closeted gay.
Now, Living Single star has answers to tell for such gay rumors!
Living Single Co-Star As TV Wife; "Sister" As Prefix
Claiming T.C. dating life a furtive one might be a little bit of understatement even though it seems so on the surface. For the one scouring his dating life, the Living Large actor has left nothing but clues and guesses.
The closest thing T.C. presents from his personal life is his close friendship with actress and co-star of Living Single, Erika Alexander, who accompanies him to various red carpets events.
Contrary to popular belief, Erika isn’t his wife. Whenever he addresses Erika, the Relax...It’s Only Sex star never forgets to add the prefix “sister” by her name.
T.C. and Erika celebrate 25 Years of Living Single (Photo:- T.C. Carson's Instagram)
T.C., who enjoys the net worth of $3 million, first met Erika on the sets of Living Single, portraying each other's love interest on the show. 7 years after the airing of Living Single’s penultimate episode, the sitcom Half and Half would revive their on-screen romance one more time in 2005.
Unlike his rumored wife, Erika, T.C. had left Living Single prematurely: he was a no-show from the 108th to the 117th episode of the sitcom (the 118th episode of Living Single marked the end of one of the popular TV shows across any genre)
T.C alongside his Living Single co-stars feature on the sitcom's poster (Photo:- IMDB)
Following T.C’s departure, fans of the show began to suspect that the Living Large actor’s absence might be related to some kind of sickness. It wasn’t until much later that the truth of the matter was brought to light.
In 2018 The Atlantic interview, the Chicago native insinuated that the creative difference between him and the producers of Living Single was the reason behind his sudden exit from the show. Speaking on the issue, he said:
"I feel that sometimes people believe that in order to get ahead, you have to adopt another culture’s aesthetic, you have to adopt another culture’s way of being, and I don’t think you do."
The doom and gloom surrounding T.C’s disclosure were soon set aside after his co-stars (and the Living Single family) reports began to surface that a reboot of the show might be in works.
Is Living Single Family Getting Together For A Reboot?
Over the years, the classic Fox sitcom has amassed a cult-like following.
They have been campaigning for a reboot of Living Single to happen since the show went off the air in 1998. So when the news of a reboot might be in works, they were elated. But to their dismay, T.C. shot the rumors down in a recent interview.
Contrary to the widespread gossip of a possible reunion, T.C. sounded skeptical when he sat down with TV One to talk about the lasting impact of the show. He quipped:
"If it’s not going to be something that is going to advance what we did, then it’s kind of just to make money."
TV One - who currently runs the sitcom in syndication - marked the 25th anniversary of Living Single by airing episodes of the show back to back for three days between 24th August 2018 to 27th August 2018.
Earlier in the interview, the Half and Half actor had professed happiness in the mere thought of being able to work with the Living Single family.
20 Years On: From Living Single To "Relax...It’s Only Sex"
In hindsight, T.C’s exit from Living Single proved more of a boon than a curse. After leaving the beloved sitcom, he was cast to play Lori Petty, an artist who’s an outspoken critic of anti-gay rhetorics, in the 1998 romantic comedy titled Relax...It’s Only Sex.
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Many might argue that his portrayal of Lori Petty is his greatest performance on silver screen till date, a magnum opus. The New York Times critic, Anita Gates seemed to believe so. Anita would describe his performance with the words:
"One actor does stand out. When T. C. Carson appears, he effortlessly takes over the screen."
She would follow up with more praise adding:
"His character, a painter who contends that H.I.V. has nothing to do with AIDS, could have come off as falsely quirky too, but Mr. Carson (who was the star of the film ''Livin' Large'') makes him absolutely believable and fascinating to watch."
2O years after the movie’s release, the Living Single actor’s performance in Relax...It’s Only Sex is still relevant. His portrayal of a gay sympathizer in the movie was so believable that the public has often equated it to him being a closeted gay.