- Todd and Julie Chrisley have been married since 1996 and have multiple children together.
- The pair have a reality show and podcast and were on trial for tax evasion and bank fraud.
- The couple was recently sentenced to prison on a fraud conviction.
Early to mid-1990s: Todd and Julie met at a friend’s house
On a March episode of the couple’s podcast “Chrisley Confessions,” Todd recalled the first time he met Julie.
“She walked into my friend’s house, and it was during the winter months, and I remember when she walked in and she smiled, I thought, ‘She has got the most beautiful smile I have ever seen,'” Todd said.
He added, “She’s the only woman who has ever literally touched my soul.”
1996: The couple wed and had their first child
The couple married on May 25, 1996, while Julie was nine months pregnant with their first child.
This was Todd’s second marriage — he previously wed his high-school girlfriend Teresa Terry in 1990 and they had two children together before finalizing their divorce in 1996. (In 2016, according to court documents viewed by the Daily Mail, Terry alleged that Todd waged “a campaign of mental and physical abuse” against her during their divorce.)
Less than one week after the wedding, Julie gave birth to son Chase Chrisley on June 1, 1996.
1997: They had their second child, Savannah
The following year the couple welcomed their first daughter together, Savannah, on August 11, 1997.
2006: Grayson Chrisley was born
Todd and Julie’s third child was born May 16. He recently celebrated his 16th birthday.
2012: Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer
After several friends received cancer diagnoses, Todd urged Julie to get a mammogram and it showed she had breast cancer, according to The Tennessean’s 2018 interview with Julie.
She had a double mastectomy and began cancer treatment. Julie recalled Todd helping her wash her hair and remove her bandages after the surgery.
“I truly believe that that moment took our relationship to a whole other level because he never flinched,” she said in the interview.
She continued, “He was in the shower with me, he took all of my bandages off, and he never flinched.”
2014: The first season of ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ premiered on USA Network
The reality show “Chrisley Knows Best,” which has recently been renewed for its 10th season, debuted in 2014.
The series follows the couple and their family during their day-to-day lives.
August 29, 2018: Todd and Julie officially launched a podcast
In August 2018, the first episode of Todd and Julie’s podcast “Chrisley Confessions” was released on the iHeartRadio network.
Per the podcast’s description, the hosts “offer advice, suggestions, and opinions on all things faith, family, food, and well, just about everything else.”
May 25, 2020: Todd posted a tribute to Julie for the couple’s anniversary
For the pair’s anniversary, Todd shared a photo of Julie on Instagram and wrote in the caption, “24 years ago I was fortunate enough to make this woman my wife… “
He continued, “I was fortunate enough to marry the only woman I’ve ever loved , my best friend , my person that truly gave me the confidence to take on this crazy world and prosper spiritually , emotionally , psychologically and financially … “
February 2022: The two spoke to Us Weekly about their relationship
In February, the pair played the “Not-So-Newly Married Game” with Us Weekly and spoke about their first date at a Mexican restaurant and who said “I love you” first (Julie said Todd did and Todd said Julie did).
“I knew that I was in love with her the moment she walked into my friend’s house: That’s the first night that I met her,” Todd told Us Weekly.
March 23, 2022: Julie announced she is cancer-free
On a March episode of “Chrisley Confessions,” per Us Weekly, Julie said she was cancer-free after 10 years.
She said her doctor allowed her to stop taking cancer-treating drugs that caused some difficult side effects.
“I have been very vocal about talking about my journey and I will continue doing that because if it helps one person then, you know, I feel like all the stuff that I’ve gone through has not been in vain,” Julie said. “But I was very happy to get a good result today.”
“Today’s a celebration,” Todd said.
May 2022: The couple went on trial for bank fraud and tax evasion
Todd and Julie were on trial in Atlanta, Georgia, for bank fraud and tax evasion.
Per Insider’s Haven Orecchio-Egresitz, federal prosecutors allege the Chrisleys and their accountant— initially indicted in 2019 — submitted fake documents and fabricated their wealth to banks when applying for loans.
June 2022: They were convicted
As reported by Haven Orecchio-Egresitz and Azmi Haroun, the pair were convicted of “defrauding banks out of more than $30 million by providing fake financial statements making it look as if they were wealthier than they were. Prosecutors proved that the couple used the loans to buy expensive cars, take extravagant trips, and live a lifestyle they couldn’t afford, while also hiding money from the IRS to avoid paying taxes.”
November 2022: Todd and Julie were sentenced on fraud convictions
On Monday, Todd and Julie were sentenced in Atlanta federal court on fraud convictions. Todd received a sentence of 12 years and Julie received a sentence of seven.