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. While things may look out of hand at a glance, Julie has it all under control. A cancer survivor, Julie’s patience knows no bounds and the reality star seldom loses her temper. A perfect fit for the ever angry and controlling Todd, Julie is the glue that keeps the Chrisley family together. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Julie Chrisley.
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.