Speculations rise over late Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison’s sexuality
Recently, the death of American musician Joey Jordison has sparked curiosity among internet users about his personal life, particularly his sexual orientation. Jordison was best known as the founding drummer and co-writer for the renowned heavy metal band, Slipknot, a position he held until his departure in December 2013. He was also the guitarist for the horror punk supergroup, Murderdolls.
Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Jordison was introduced to music at a young age, receiving his first drum kit at only eight years old. He began his musical journey with several bands before joining the Pale Ones in 1995, a group later rebranded as Slipknot. Aside from his work with Slipknot and Murderdolls, Jordison also founded and played drums for Scar the Martyr until their dissolution in 2016.
Jordison’s death was announced by his family, who reported that he died peacefully on July 26, 2021, at the age of 46. Following his death, a 911 call made by Jordison’s ex-partner, Amanda Victoria, was released, revealing that the musician had been out of contact for several days and a foul odour was emanating from his home.
As news of his death spread, questions about Jordison’s sexuality began to emerge. Rumours suggested that Jordison might be gay, but no official information regarding his sexual orientation has been released. Despite the speculation, Jordison was known to be supportive of the LGBTQ+ community.
Regarding his relationship status, Jordison was not married at the time of his death, nor did he have any children. He had been romantically involved with a number of women throughout his life, including Amanda Victoria. His relationship with Victoria, a model, was noted in a 2018 Christmas post shared by Jordison on social media.
Although he was known for his privacy, it is understood that Victoria oscillated between Florida and Iowa and was deeply involved in the heavy metal music scene, having interacted with bands like Korn and The Children Of Bodom. The couple also had five cats, often featured on their personal Instagram account, The Pussy Posse.
Before his relationship with Victoria, Jordison was linked to several women, including fashion designer and performer Lexa Vonn, bassist Talena Atfield, model Illyria Jade, and a woman named Abby Franklin. He was also rumoured to have had a brief relationship with designer Kim Dylla. Despite these relationships, Jordison never married, and his connection with these women remained largely private.