The ever-calm maternal figure of the Chrisley household, Julie Chrisley has quite a task on her hand. The mother of three Chrisley kids and the wife of Todd Chrisley, Julie’s life is not exactly peaceful. From her husbands’ antics to her children’s whims, Julie Chrisley has a lot on her plate. In January 2023, Julie was sentenced to seven years in prison for her involvement in a fraud and tax evasion scheme. She and her husband, Todd Chrisley, were convicted of conspiring to defraud banks out of more than $30 million in loans, as well as attempting to evade taxes and defraud the IRS. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Julie Chrisley.
Trey Hughes (brother), Harvey Hughes Jr. ( deceased brother)
High school graduate
Reality TV star, cook, social media influencer, businesswoman, entrepreneur
Over $3 million
Starring in the reality show Chrisley Knows Best
Favorite music genre
Julie Chrisley was born on the 9th of January 1973, in Winchester, South Carolina. Born to Baptist Minister, Rev. Harvey Hughes Jr., and his wife Hix Hughes, Julie had a tough upbringing. For most of her childhood, Julie’s family lived in a trailer. While Julie had a younger brother, Harvey Hughes III, he passed away at just 25-years of age. While the death of her brother impacted Julie and her family equally, it was her father who suffered the most. In 2017, Julie revealed that her father was not the same person after the death of her brother. As far as academia goes, Julie graduated from a local high school and decided against going to college.
Little is known about Julie’s life before she met Todd. While she did reveal that she took on several odd jobs after high school, Julie never went into detail. Julie’s career in reality TV began after her appearance in Chrisley Knows Best and has been centered around the TV show.
Marriage and Meeting Todd
Before her marriage to Todd, Julie was married to her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Wayne Childress. The pair tied the knot in 1991 and Julie was just 18 at the time. However, the marriage lasted only for a few years and the pair called it quits. While several outlets reported that Julie started seeing Todd while still married to Kenneth, Julie denied any claims of infidelity. Julie and Todd tied the knot on the 25th of May 1996 and have been together ever since. In their time together, the pair have given birth to three lovely children, Chase Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, and Grayson Chrisley. While Julie was born and raised in South Carolina, she considers Atlanta to be her true home. To Julie, Atlanta is where her children were born and raised.
“Atlanta will always be home. This is where we have raised our children. No matter where we go in this world, we always find our way back home.”
Back in 2012, Julie was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she almost missed out on getting tested. When two of Todd’s friends were diagnosed with breast cancer, he wanted her to get tested. After the diagnosis, Julie’s doctor recommended a lumpectomy, but July opted for a double mastectomy. The surgery went well and Julie has been cancer-free since.
Keeping up with her husband
Julie is well aware that the rest of the world sees her husband as eccentric. But for her, Todd is the best there is. She appreciates his antics wholeheartedly and embraces his eccentric behavior.
“The best thing about being the wife of Todd Chrisley is there’s never a dull moment. Todd does something crazy all the time. I’ve just become so used to it that I don’t even think about it.”
Apart from raising her kids and keeping up with Todd, Julie loves to cook and keeps a blog of her recipes entitled The Chrisley Kitchen.
5 feet 6 inches (1.68m) (approx.)
61 kg (approx.)
Julie Chrisley FAQs
Is Julie Chrisley married?
Does Julie Chrisley have cancer?
No, she is a breast cancer survivor
Does Julie Chrisley have children?
Yes, she has five children
Is Julie Chrisley Todd’s second wife?
Is Julie Chrisley a grandmother?
Yes, she has three grandchildren
Is Julie Chrisley a natural blonde?
No, she dyes her hair blonde
Is Julie Chrisley a good cook?
Yes, she has a cookbook and a cooking show
Is Julie Chrisley in prison?
Yes, she is serving a seven-year sentence for fraud and tax crimes
Is Julie Chrisley religious?
Yes, she is a Christian
Is Julie Chrisley from Georgia?
No, she is from South Carolina
Is Julie Chrisley on Instagram?
Yes, her handle is @juliechrisley
Is Julie Chrisley related to Savannah Chrisley?
Yes, Savannah is her daughter
Is Julie Chrisley still on TV?
No, her show was canceled after her conviction
Is Julie Chrisley a real estate agent?
No, she is not licensed to sell real estate
Is Julie Chrisley a singer?
No, she does not sing professionally
Is Julie Chrisley a fashion designer?
No, she does not design clothes
Is Julie Chrisley a nurse?
No, she does not have a medical degree
Is Julie Chrisley a Democrat or Republican?
Unknown, she does not publicly disclose her political affiliation
Is Julie Chrisley allergic to anything?
Unknown, she has not revealed any allergies
Is Julie Chrisley vegan or vegetarian?
No, she eats meat and dairy products
Is Julie Chrisley pregnant?
No, she is not expecting a baby
Is Julie Chrisley adopted?
No, she is biologically related to her parents
Is Julie Chrisley an alcoholic or drug addict?
No, she does not abuse alcohol or drugs
Is Julie Chrisley a philanthropist?
Yes, she supports various charities and causes
Is Julie Chrisley a fitness enthusiast?
Yes, she works out regularly and maintains a healthy lifestyle
Is Julie Chrisley happy?
Unknown, happiness is subjective and depends on many factors