Earlier this week, Dancing With The Stars judge Todd McKenney shared how his ex-boyfriend, Simon Gallaher, became his brother-in-law.
But McKenney’s unusual family history wasn’t just news to us, according to journalist Peter Ford, two of McKenney’s nephews weren’t even aware of their father Gallaher’s past relationship.
“Two of the kids, the two boys, they didn’t know about this past chapter about their dad,” the entertainment reporter explained on KIIS FM’s Kyle and Jackie O show.
“The daughter did know the story, but she’s ropeable,” he said.
McKenney’s sister Lisa and his ex-boyfriend Simon have been together for over 30 years. Together, they have two sons and a daughter.
“This is a family that is now distraught, they did not want this chapter out there, two of the kids didn’t know,” Peter added.
Although Peter doesn’t think McKenney meant any harm by discussing the family’s past, he thinks he may be a bit “naïve at times”.
“It raises the questions, why would Todd want to do this and why would a gay radio station think it was cool to out somebody?” he asked on-air.
McKenney shared his unusual family dynamic publicly for the first time earlier this week, speaking to former Big Brother contestant Ben Norris on his podcast Word for Word for Joy 94.9.