Faye Chrisley is the elder matriarch of the Chrisley clan on Chrisley Knows Best, a hit reality series that follows the hilarious family dynamic of the wealthy and outspoken Todd Chrisley and his relatives. Faye, who is known as Nanny Faye on the show, is Todd’s 80-year-old mother who often steals the spotlight with her witty one-liners and adventurous spirit. She is also a devoted grandmother to Todd’s five children and a loyal friend to his wife Julie. However, Faye’s life has not been all laughs and fun. She has faced some serious challenges, including losing her husband Gene to cancer, being accused of perjury at Todd and Julie’s fraud trial, and coping with their prison sentences. Through it all, Faye has remained strong, faithful, and optimistic, showing viewers what it means to be a true Southern lady.
Elizabeth Faye Hughes Chrisley
Date of birth
September 2, 1943
Place of birth
Westminster, South Carolina, USA
Reality TV star
Chrisley Knows Best, Growing Up Chrisley, Celebrity Family Feud
Estimated at $1 million
Gene Raymond Chrisley (m. 1964-2012)
Randy Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Derrick Chrisley (deceased)
Faye Chrisley was born on the 2nd of September in 1943. Born and raised in South Carolina, Faye spent most of her life in the state. There is virtually no information regarding Faye’s early life, parents, and siblings. It is also unclear as to how Faye spent her professional life to get to the position she holds now.
Till death do us part: Faye was married to late husband Gene Raymond Chrisley
Faye was long-time married to her husband Gene Raymond Chrisley. Gene was a US war veteran and was honored with the Bronze Star for serving his country in the Korean War. Faye talks very little about her late husband and the relationship history of the couple. Gene died at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on the 11th of July, 2012.
A widowed mother, Faye has 3 children: Todd Chrisley, Randy, and Derrick Chrisley. And while Derrick died while he was young, the remaining two have gone on to enjoy amazing lives. Todd is the patriarch of the Chrisley family and is one of the main cast members of the TV series. Randy chose to enjoy a quiet life and remains away from the camera.
Faye Chrisley is best known for her appearances on the show Chrisley Knows Best, which follows the lives of her son Todd Chrisley and his family. She is also known as Nanny Faye, a nickname given by her grandchildren, who adore her for her fun-loving and witty personality.
Faye worked for 40 years in a textile factory, where her husband and Todd also worked before Todd ventured into real estate. Faye joined the cast of Chrisley Knows Best in 2014, when the show premiered on USA Network. She has been in every season of the show, as well as a spin-off series called Growing Up Chrisley, which features her grandchildren Chase and Savannah. Faye has won the hearts of many fans with her charming and hilarious comments on various topics.
Faye has enjoyed a lovely life on-screen and is well off. While rumors were circulated that Todd forced his mother out of his home, they are yet to be confirmed. Faye’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. Her primary source of income is reported to be from her involvement in the reality TV show.
Rumors on Faye being dead and suffering from Cancer
A couple of years back, it was rumored that Faye Chrisley had died. But contrary to all those rumors, Faye is alive and kicking. The reality star has turned 80 and shows no signs of stopping.
Similar to the rumors on her being dead, Faye was also rumored to be diagnosed with Cancer. The rumor came to be when Faye told her daughter in law Julie Chrisley that she felt lumps in her breast. As the happening took place on-screen, rumors circulated to every part of the world. On closer inspection, the lumps were ruled to be nothing.