Todrick Hall reveals why he’s ‘nervous’ for his future kids to follow in his footsteps

He’s had an illustrious career since soaring to fame on American Idol in 2010, becoming a YouTube sensation, Broadway star and a TV judge, as well as being a successful singer, rapper and choreographer. 

But Todrick Hall still has more goals to tick off his ever growing list, most notably becoming a father, with the star joking that he’s going to have to ‘stop myself from having 17 children!’ when the time comes.

Despite absolutely loving his job, the Texas native, 36, admitted in an exclusive interview with MailOnline that he’s ‘nervous’ for his future kids to follow in his footsteps as his experiences in the entertainment industry has seen him go to some ‘dark places.’ 

Daddy cool: Todrick Hall still has more goals to tick off his ever growing list, most notably becoming a father, with the star joking that he’s going to have to ‘stop myself from having 17 children!’ when the time comes

His love: Todrick went Instagram official with boyfriend David Borum in May

His love: Todrick went Instagram official with boyfriend David Borum in May

Speaking ahead of his appearance in the rebooted series of MTV Cribs on Monday, Todrick opened up about his fabulous home, his career and his desire to start a family.

On the idea of little Todricks running around his LA home, Todrick, who went Instagram official with boyfriend David Borum in May, said: ‘I absolutely would love love love to have children! It’s something I’ve always wanted, I’m going to have to stop myself from having 17 children! 

‘Because I would love to adopt some, I would love to have some with a surrogate, so it’s definitely something I see in my future.’

Todrick went on to say that his grand plans to have several children may not work with his current five-bedroom home and so came up with a simple solution – buy the surrounding houses and create his own theme park!

Worries: The Texas native, 36, admitted in an exclusive interview with MailOnline that he's 'nervous' for his future kids to follow in his footsteps as his experiences in the entertainment industry has seen him go to some 'dark places'

Worries: The Texas native, 36, admitted in an exclusive interview with MailOnline that he’s ‘nervous’ for his future kids to follow in his footsteps as his experiences in the entertainment industry has seen him go to some ‘dark places’

He continued: ‘That’s part of the reason why I’m not sure how this house would pan out as there’s only five rooms in this home and I would love to have five children! 

‘However, I’m hoping to purchase the homes to the left and right of me so when MTV Cribs comes back, it will be like a reloaded version of this and it’ll be like how I got to turn my house into a theme park! 

‘Because if my house is this extra with just me as living in it as an adult, imagine the extravaganza it will become if I have children. I would love to have a waterpark and a theme park for them I would love to have a dance studio and a recording studio… there’s so many things I want to do and that’s why I’m having so much fun.’

However Todrick then opened up about his fears if his future children decided to follow him into the entertainment industry, which he described as ‘difficult’ amid the current times.

Fatherhood: On the idea of little Todricks running around his LA home, Todrick told us: 'I absolutely would love love love to have children! It’s something I’ve always wanted, I’m going to have to stop myself from having 17 children!'

Fatherhood: On the idea of little Todricks running around his LA home, Todrick told us: ‘I absolutely would love love love to have children! It’s something I’ve always wanted, I’m going to have to stop myself from having 17 children!’

He explained: ‘I think the entertainment industry is one of the most difficult industries to be in, especially now. When I started doing this, there was no internet, social media and cancellations, all the things that artists have to experience now.

‘Sort of in a lot of ways, in my opinion, for those people who are in the public eye, being able to fall and make a mistake… to make a mistake is hard enough to endure when you are a muggle.

‘But when you are somebody who people are looking at as an idol or an icon or a role model, it’s just ten times harder to make that mistake in front of millions of people.’

He went on to say: ‘I would be nervous for my kids to go through that because I’ve been to some pretty dark places from things that I have experienced in this industry.’

Tough: 'I think the entertainment industry is one of the most difficult industries to be in, especially now. When I started doing this, there was no internet, social media and cancellations, all the things that artists have to experience now'

Tough: ‘I think the entertainment industry is one of the most difficult industries to be in, especially now. When I started doing this, there was no internet, social media and cancellations, all the things that artists have to experience now’

Despite his reservations, Todrick insisted that he would never stop his kids from following their dreams, whether they chose a career like his or opted for a more ‘traditional’ job.

‘I love to perform and I love to sing and dance. So if my kids see me do that their whole life, I definitely wouldn’t stop them from doing it too’, he explained.

‘The feeling and the confidence you have when you step on to the stage and step into the spotlight and share your gift, is just one of those feelings that is unmatched – I would never want them to not do it.

‘But if they decided that they want to be a doctor or go through a more traditional route, I would be fully supportive of whatever it is that they want to do.’

Honest: 'I would be nervous for my kids to go through that because I’ve been to some pretty dark places from things that I have experienced in this industry'

Honest: ‘I would be nervous for my kids to go through that because I’ve been to some pretty dark places from things that I have experienced in this industry’

And when they do come along, Todrick’s children will have an amazing home to live in, with the Dem Beats hitmaker seeing several homes before he found the perfect abode and has spent months making it a true reflection of himself. 

The star explained that he viewed ‘over 50’ houses before he settled on his modern Los Angeles pad, with the home the ideal place to store his expansive collection of costumes, props and movie memorabilia.

He said: ‘To me, this was the way to go. I was like, I should find a way to make my house feel and look like something people would expect when they come to see Todrick. 

‘I saw some older houses and I was like, these are not modern enough for me. This one felt like an artistic place and had so much wall space and cool architecture and shapes that I could feature the pieces from my collection or put all my costumes from my most viral videos. It felt like to me that the it was the obvious choice from the homes that I looked at.’

Candid: 'The feeling and the confidence you have when you step on to the stage and step into the spotlight and share your gift, is just one of those feelings that is unmatched - I would never want them to not do it' (pictured in 2014)

Candid: ‘The feeling and the confidence you have when you step on to the stage and step into the spotlight and share your gift, is just one of those feelings that is unmatched – I would never want them to not do it’ (pictured in 2014)

Meanwhile, amid the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Todrick told how he’s had time to reflect on what is important in his life and divulged how the time has allowed him to slow down and think about what direction he wants to take in the future.

He shared: ‘I’ve always been one of those people who are always so eager to jump at every opportunity that I’ve gotten. I have a very strong case of what Meryl Streep called the impostor syndrome where I’m just always shocked when I get a call.

‘I grew up in a time where it was not a normal thing for a gay black man to be going out doing the things that I’m doing and now with people like Lil Nas X and Ru Paul and Billy Porter… I’m grateful to be in that group of people who are trailblazing and making opportunities feel like they’re achievable and attainable for people who look like me.’

Open: Amid the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Todrick told how he's had time to reflect on what is important in his life and divulged how the time has allowed him to slow down and think about what direction he wants to take in the future

Open: Amid the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Todrick told how he’s had time to reflect on what is important in his life and divulged how the time has allowed him to slow down and think about what direction he wants to take in the future 

The Greatest Dancer star continued: ‘It’s been very eye-opening but at the same time, I was at the level of exhaustion where things started to get sloppy because I was saying yes to everything and being pulled in so many different directions.

‘This time has given me the opportunity to get to know my adult self better and to be able to create better boundaries for myself.’

He added: ‘I have learnt so much about myself through this quarantine and through this process, and I feel like I’m mentally in a better space beforehand. I’m just really excited to see what the future holds for me. 

‘I am a person who is terrified of the unknown sometimes, even though I often describe myself as the king of spontaneity. There’s a lot of things that I’m doing now and opportunities that I would have usually have said no to had they come to me before the pandemic. 

Reflective: ‘I’ve always been one of those people who are always so eager to jump at every opportunity that I’ve gotten. I have a very strong case of what Meryl Streep called the impostor syndrome where I’m just always shocked when I get a call’ (pictured in 2020)

‘But now opportunities that scare me, I think now “you know what? I’m gonna try that”. Because I would normally be scared of that. It’s proven every time I’ve done it to be so rewarding because I would normally be afraid to do so many of the things that I’m doing. 

‘It just feels great to be able to be like “wow, I did that and I survived, I lived through it and actually it was a great experience and I met a lot of really cool people and I learned a lot about myself”.’

On his new outlook on life, the star concluded: ‘I’m just trying to live in the moment. I’m a theatre kid who likes to be like organised and focused and super professional and sometimes flying by the seat of your pants is a better way to live life.’

Todrick Hall stars in episode 1 of the new series of MTV Cribs, airing Monday 2nd August at 8pm on MTV.  

Loving life: I’m just trying to live in the moment. I’m a theatre kid who likes to be like organised and focused and super professional and sometimes flying by the seat of your pants is a better way to live life' (pictured in 2019)

Loving life: I’m just trying to live in the moment. I’m a theatre kid who likes to be like organised and focused and super professional and sometimes flying by the seat of your pants is a better way to live life’ (pictured in 2019)

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