Long before Julie Chrisley married her current spouse, Todd ChrisleyShe was in a long-lasting relationship with Kenneth Wayne Childress, her first husband.
The Chrisley Knows Best Stars have been together over 25 years. Julie, however, walked down Childress’s aisle as a teenager. She eventually met Todd and they were married in 1996. They went on to have three children together — Savannah, Chase and Grayson Chrisley.
Todd was also previously married with his high school sweetheart. Teresa TerryFrom 1990 to 1996. Two children were born to them during their turbulent relationship, son Kyle and daughter Lindsie.
“Most likely, we wouldn’t have married if I hadn’t been pregnant, but we did and it was a big deal,” Teresa admitted during an interview with Daily Mail in 2014. “We were both headstrong … He likes to control his environment. That is just one part of [Chrisley Knows Best] that is not fiction, and it drove me crazy.”
Todd, for his part, wrote that Julie is “the only woman I’ve ever loved” in an anniversary post via Instagram in 2020.
“My best friend, my person that truly gave me the confidence to take on this crazy world and prosper spiritually, emotionally, psychologically and financially,” the Georgia native wrote at the time. “The best mother I could have ever hoped to have for our kids.”
These days, Todd and Julie “aren’t sure” what their future holds after their conviction for tax evasion and fraud on June 7, a source exclusively told Us Weekly. “They aren’t sure what this means for the future of Chrisley Knows Best and all their other projects that were in the works,” the source added of their famous USA show. “No one knows what’s going to happen or what to do at this stage.”
After being indicted on 12 counts each of tax evasion and bank and wire fraud in 2019, a jury found the husband-wife guilty of all charges.
“Disappointed in the verdict,” the Chrisley’s lawyer said in a statement after their guilty verdict was announced, adding that the reality stars plan to appeal. They face up to 30 year imprisonment and fines up to $60 Million.
The “Chrisley Confessions” podcast host previously denied the claims in a lengthy statement in 2019, alleging that the pair’s former employee Mark Braddock was trying to get “revenge” on them.
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