Is Zachariah Smith gay? His marriage to Crysta Marie discussed

Zachariah Smith is into the Top 5 in 2023’s American Idol. To advance to the final 5, Smith teamed up with Haven Madison to deliver a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud. Sheeran, temporarily replacing Lionel Richie as a judge, praised the performance, suggesting that Smith and Madison sang it better than he did. 

Zachariah Smith is not gay; he is married to a woman named Crysta Marie

Zachariah Smith is not gay. He married Crysta Marie in September 2022. “My wife, she’s my backbone,” Smith said during Hollywood Week. “She’s what keeps me running.”

“I don’t think I could ever give enough credit to this BEAUTY!” Smith captioned a 7th April 2022 post featuring Crysta. “She handles my hectic schedule, runs a restaurant, and manages to be the best mom to our 3 kiddos!” Smith raises Crysta’s three children from a previous marriage. 

Smith and Crysta’s 14-year age gap has raised concerns among fans. Redditor Mistywhaler wrote: “It was super disconcerting when they showed the picture of him with his kids and he looked like a kid himself. He’s a sweet guy and seems to love them a lot, but the situation feels so wrong.”