Chris Tyson is an American YouTuber known for his involvement in the YouTube channel MrBeast. He was born on July 1, 1996, to farmer Louis Stephen Tyson and Amy Tyson. Growing up in North Carolina, Chris considered himself a “country boy.” In 2012, Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson created a YouTube channel, which Chris is now a co-host.
The MrBeast channel began in 2012, initially only featuring Jimmy. Once the channel took off, Jimmy hired Chris, along with other childhood friends, to run the channel. Chris became a co-host for MrBeast around 2016 and has been a consistent crew member of the channel ever since. Chris also has two inactive YouTube channels: one with no videos, Kris02, and an older channel focused on gaming called Tysonboy34_.
As of November 2023, MrBeast has amassed over 200 million subscribers with videos featuring expensive and outlandish challenges. The channel also includes house features as the crew lives in different houses, from simple huts to multi-million-dollar mansions. He is also the primary host for a secondary channel called Beast Reacts, which has over 30 million subscribers and is centered on reacting to DIY and trick-shot content. Though he has taken a short break, Chris is still highly active on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Many consider being a YouTube star a double-edged sword. If you get it right, you can get fame and fortune exceptionally quickly. But fame comes at a price. As the subscribers rose in number, so did the rumors and speculations about Chris’ sexuality. So, is Chris from MrBeast gay? Let’s look at the YouTuber’s life and find out.
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Chris’ Dating History
Chris is open about undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and has discussed this with his fans and supporters. He’s also an avid supporter of trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming rights. Despite a divorce and several rumored relationships, Chris is reportedly single and hasn’t confirmed any speculations about his relationships. Here’s a summary of Chris from Mrbeast’s past and rumored relationships.
Chris and Katie Tyson (2018 – 2022)
Chris and Katie were high school sweethearts and tied the knot in 2018. Two years later, they introduced their son, Tucker, to the world. In March 2023, two weeks before a big gender journey announcement, Chris revealed that he and Katie had been separated for more than a year.
Chris Tyson and Karl Jacobs (2023)
Karl Jacobs is a fellow creator and one of Chris Tyson’s closest friends. Fans noticed how affectionate the pair were, and rumors quickly formed. In a podcast, Chris even tried to kiss Karl to explore the “Karl effect.” This occurrence further exacerbated the speculations. Some have even assumed that Karl is the reason why Chris and Katie got a divorce. Chris quickly shot the rumors down, stating that his relationship with Karl is platonic. He further added that they are just very close to each other.
Chris Tyson and F1NN5TER (2023)
Jude, more famously known as Finn, is an English YouTuber, gamer, and streamer with the handle F1NN5TER (read Finnster). Finn is known for dressing up as an e-girl and trolling people online. Chris and Finn were reportedly seen in Tokyo spending time together. Though rumors were quick to rise, neither Chris nor Finn acknowledged them.
Finn’s sexuality has also been brought into question. He claims he started dressing up as an e-girl to fool people, but the streamer may have discovered a hidden side when he did so. Some fans theorized that Finn may still be trying to find himself. Others claim that Finn has already discovered his sexuality but refuses to announce it publicly.
Chris’ Gender Journey
In 2012, Miller came out as queer during an interview where he opened up about his polyamorous relationships. Despite coming out as queer, the actor refused the use the “queer” label and preferred using “they/them” pronouns as a protest to gender norms. In a 2018 interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Miller shared his thoughts regarding his sexual identity.
Public Reaction To His New Gender
A lot of the fans of the channel began spouting hateful things to Chris when he revealed his true identity. Some have even stated inappropriate things involving his son. Chris says he was aware of the backlash he would face and was prepared to handle it.
Chris’ Rumored Departure From The Channel
Rumors of Chris leaving MrBeast circulated in 2022 when he was noticeably absent from the videos. However, it was quickly resolved when he once again appeared on Beast Reacts. He stated that he was still part of the crew but had to take a break as he wanted to spend more time with his son. Others speculate that his absence may have been related to Chris’ marital problems, as the absence lined up around the same time as the divorce.
Is Chris From MrBeast Gay?
Yes, Chris from MrBeast is gay. However, some would say that the more politically correct term is transgender. Chris has also changed his name to “Kris” and prefers being called a “she.” Chris has been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and gender-reaffirming procedures ever since. Chris is still a devout father and is still good friends with the MrBeast crew.