Todd Chrisley has broken his silence on his estranged daughter’s divorce.
It emerged this week that Lindsie Chrisley and her husband Will Campbell have decided to end their marriage after nine years.
And on his podcast Chrisley Confessions her father, 52, said it was ‘a very sad day’ when he heard his daughter and son-in-law were splitting up.
Reality star: Todd Chrisley has broken his silence on his estranged daughter’s divorce; he is pictured on the series Chrisley Knows Best
Lindsie and Todd have been on the outs since a nasty public row nearly two years ago in which she accused him of trying to extort her with a sex tape and he alleged that she had cheated on Will with more than one man.
On his podcast this week Todd said: ‘I do not wish a divorce on any family, certainly not after going through one and watching what it did to Lindsie and Kyle so I certainly was not hoping to see that pattern repeated.’
Todd, a real estate tycoon, shares his children Lindsie and Kyle with his first wife Teresa Terry who had been his high school sweetheart.
He stated that ‘Will Campbell has always been a good provider to my daughter and to my grandson,’ nine-year-old Jackson.
The way they were: It emerged this week that Lindsie Chrisley and her husband Will Campbell have decided to end their marriage after nine years
Todd asserted that Will ‘and his family have always been very supportive of Lindsie and Jackson to the best of my knowledge, which is very limited.’
While noting that he and Lindsie ‘don’t have a relationship’ and have no contact with one another, Todd said of the split: ‘I hate it for Jackson, but I know that Will has always been a good father like I said, to the limited amount of knowledge that I have, but the times that I’ve been around him with Jackson he was a great father.’
Todd added: ‘To the times that I have witnessed – which have been a handful of times – his family with Jackson they have been wonderful grandparents and are really the only grandparents that Jackson knows and has a relationship with, so, and the only family really that he has a relationship with.’
He shared his hopes that Lindsie and Jackson will continue to enjoy a bond with Will’s relatives because ‘I want Jackson to have as little disruption as possible.’
Letting it out: Todd (right) gave a statement about Lindsie’s divorce on his podcast Chrisley Confessions which he hosts with his current wife Julie (left)
On his Instagram that day he wrote a message from ‘God and Todd’ and did not name its target but said ‘#you know who you are.’
‘I’m here. I love you. Whatever is going on in your life right now, I see it, and I’m working all things out for good, for you, my child. There is nothing you can do or have done that will make me ever love you less. I will protect you from anything, and anyone who tries’s to harm you or your reputation,’ he wrote.
‘I am stronger than depression and anxiety. I am braver than loneliness, and nothing will ever exhaust me. I promise you I will never leave you nor forsake you. I am breathing a new wind into and over your life right now.’
Todd gushed: ‘Look for the favor and blessings I’m sending in this season your way because they are from me. I love you so much!’
Family photo: Lindsie and Will are pictured with their son Jackson who is now nine
Lindsie had a tense relationship with Todd, as well as her half-brother Chase, during her time on the reality series Chrisley Knows Best.
However matters came to a head over the summer of 2019 when she accused Chase and Todd in a police report of plotting to leak a ‘sex tape involving her.’
Todd turned around and alleged that Lindsie had been unfaithful to Will with Josh Murray and Robby Hayes of The Bachelorette fame.
At the time Todd and his current wife Julie were enmeshed in a tax evasion case, and although they have since reached a settlement regarding the state charges in Georgia the federal case against them is ongoing, with them pleading not guilty.
Blowup: Lindsie and Todd have been on the outs since a nasty public row nearly two years ago in which she accused him of trying to extort her with a sex tape
Todd blamed his legal problems on Lindsie, claiming she had ratted him out by furnishing an investigator with his financial information.
Lindsie told Dr. Phil that she had a meeting with Todd in which he intimated she had ‘an affair’ with a man at the Georgia Department Of Revenue and she denied it.
Further she accused Todd of issuing a ‘warning that Chase had incriminating evidence against me, nude photos and had obtained this tape for $5000.’
She interpreted the conversation as blackmail in order to obtain her assistance with Todd’s legal woes, and said that her lawyer then ‘advised me to file the police report.’
‘I love you’: On his Instagram that day he wrote a message from ‘God and Todd’ and did not name its target but said ‘#you know who you are’
Todd’s remarks on his daughter’s divorce come as new details surfaced with regard to Lindsie’s split from Will.
Divorce documents filed Monday in Georgia reveal that the 31-year-old reality star will be seeking child support, according to TMZ.
The documents also claim the marriage is ‘irretrievably broken,’ and reveal Lindsie is seeking ‘temporary and permanent’ child support for their son Jackson, nine.
New details: Just a day after Lindsie publicly announced her split from Will new details emerged about the divorce
It’s also revealed that the couple, ‘are currently separated are living in bona fide state of separation.’
Chrisley announced the divorce in an Instagram post featuring a photo with her nine-year-old son Jackson inside their new Atlanta abode.
‘While one door closes, another opens. It’s with the deepest sadness that, after 9 years of marriage, Will & I have mutually decided to end our marriage,’ Lindsie began.
Separation: It’s also revealed that the couple, ‘are currently separated are living in bona fide state of separation’
‘We maintain the greatest respect & love for one another, & we’re so grateful for our time together,’ she added.
Lindsie maintained they would ‘remain friends’ while still being, ‘devoted parents to our son whom we both love very much.
‘Personally, I am focusing on the new beginnings ahead & a fresh space with the move this week,’ she added.
Love and respect: ‘We maintain the greatest respect & love for one another, & we’re so grateful for our time together,’ she added
‘Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy as we work through this challenging time for our family,’ Chrisley concluded.
While they were married for nine years, they have split a few times in the past, though it seems it’s over for good now.
After eloping in 2012, the couple briefly separated in 2014, though they ultimately got back together and reconciled.
Privacy: ‘Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy as we work through this challenging time for our family,’ Chrisley concluded
They also split in 2016 and filed for divorce, although they ultimately reconciled yet again and withdrew the divorce petition.
Lindsie has also been estranged from her family, having last appeared on Chrisley Knows Best back in Season 5 in 2017 and she has been ‘distancing’ herself from the family ever since.
She also made headlines this week after it was reported by TMZ that she had the police called on her for throwing a drink at one of her brother’s friends.
Headlines: She also made headlines this week after it was reported by TMZ that she had the police called on her for throwing a drink at one of her brother’s friends
Austin Duriez, a friend of Lindsie’s younger brother Chase, alleged Lindsie throw a drink at him at a bar in Atlanta.
He called the cops the next day but said he wasn’t sure if he wanted to press charges or not since he’s friends with her brother.
However, Lindsie’s attorney, Musa Ghanayem, alleged that Austin accosted Lindsie and her group and also claimed that Austin was removed from the bar.
Thrown: Austin Duriez, a friend of Lindsie’s younger brother Chase, alleged Lindsie throw a drink at him at a bar in Atlanta