'Queer Eye' Season 6: Where is Todd Maddox now? Here's an update on Plooky's Cajun Boilin Pot

Looks like Todd is keeping his wife's Jodie's legacy alive!


                            'Queer Eye' Season 6: Where is Todd Maddox now? Here's an update on Plooky's Cajun Boilin Pot
Todd Maddox in 'Queer Eye' (Ilana Panich-Linsman/Netflix)

With each season of 'Queer Eye', one thing is certain, there are always beautiful stories that will touch your heart. In Episode 5, titled 'Craw Zaddy', the Fab Five met 67-year-old Todd Maddox. Todd is the owner and operator of Plooky's Cajun Boilin Pot, known for its east Texan seafood. Todd began his business with his wife, Jodie. However, Jodie passed away due to a brain aneurysm ten years ago. Since then, Todd has struggled to move on and has even left the restaurant's decor untouched in her memory.

Nominated by his daughter Kaci, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk hope to give Todd a new lease on life.

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Todd's story was truly heartbreaking. Ever since he lost his wife, life itself seems to have lost meaning. As he explained, it was too easy to just exist and too hard to live. However, he did keep a very open heart and mind when it came to the Fab Five, acknowledging that he needed to honor Jodie's memory by living the rest of his days like he previously did.

What did the Fab Five do for Todd?

While JVN and Tan France gave him makeovers, Todd was entirely willing to go the distance. Sometimes, there is resistance from people when it comes to overhauling their lives, but Todd seemed genuinely ready for change. He even asked for his entire beard to be shaved off, much to JVN's surprise, seeing that he was finally ready for that next time. Antoni Porowski helped him spice up his gumbo recipe, seeing that it was the only thing lacking on his menu, while Karamo Brown encouraged him to go back out and do the activities that he loved, such as fishing. They had a heart-to-heart conversation about grief and how you can hold on to the memory of a loved one while making new memories too. Bobby Berk, on the other hand, gave Plooky's the ultimate makeover, all while honoring Jodie's memory. Both Kaci and Todd were overwhelmed with the changes and dished out heartfelt thank yous.

Bobby Berk, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Todd Maddox in 'Queer Eye' (Cr. Ilana Panich-Linsman,Netflix © 2021)

Where is Todd Maddox now?

While Todd doesn't seem to have any social media himself, Plooky's seems to be up and running! As per a recent Google review that dates back to two months ago, a certain Cheryl Sclafani wrote — "Anniversary dinner at Plooky's was amazing, they stayed open later just so we could have a wonderful sit down dinner and man did we eat!

We both had to work on our anniversary and this was an awesome way to end our day. Tod and Cameron made us feel like family and even gave us dessert to take home If your in the canyon lake area check them out! It's also BYOB". Looks like Todd is keeping Jodie's legacy alive!

(Google review)

 

'Queer Eye' Season 6 premieres on December 31st, 2021, on Netflix.

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