'Walking Dead' Creator Clarifies Daryl Dixon's Sexuality

“I can make it official, Daryl Dixon is ..." he said.

— -- The question of Daryl Dixon's sexuality on "The Walking Dead" has been a hotbed topic for quite a while.

Well, "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman felt the need to clear things up on his show "The Talking Dead" after Monday night's midseason finale.

“I can make it official, Daryl Dixon is actually straight," Kirkman said.

He added that Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, is "somewhat asexual on the show" and that his introverted persona is probably his appeal to viewers.

Kirkman did add that "a very prominent gay character" would be introduced in the next half of the season.

In October, "Walking Dead" executive producer Greg Nicotero floated a completely different theory than Daryl’s being gay.

“I think he’s a virgin in my opinion,” Nicotero told "Nightline." “I don’t think Daryl has ever been close enough with anyone to have sex so I always imagined that he’s a shy 12-year-old kid who doesn't know how to handle the emotions that he has but has feelings for people on the show that he is close to but I never really imagined one way or the other that he’s had sex.”

"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC in February.