Earlier this week, former Chrisley Knows Best star Lindsie Chrisley revealed on social media that she is ending her marriage to her husband of nine years, Will Campbell. After posting about the breakup on social media, Lindsie received plenty of support from fans– and, surprisingly, even support from her estranged dad Todd and brother Chase!
The Chrisley men discussed Lindsie’s divorce during the most-recent episode of Todd and his wife Julie‘s Chrisley Confessions podcast. Though neither has spoken to Lindsie in several years, due to a bitter estrangement, Todd and Chase gave their thoughts on Lindsie’s breakup and even made it clear that they still support her, regardless of all the negative things that have happened between them in the past.
In her Instagram post announcing the divorce, Lindsie— who shares son Jackson with Will– wrote that the divorce is amicable.
“It’s with the deepest sadness that, after 9 years of marriage, Will & I have mutually decided to end our marriage,” Lindsie told her followers. “We maintain the greatest respect & love for one another, & we’re so grateful for our time together. We will continue to remain friends & be devoted parents to our son whom we both love very much.”
The Sun reports that it was Lindsie who filed for divorce on July 26, stating in court docs that she and Will are “currently separated and are living in bona fide state of separation.” She stated that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” and requested “permanent and temporary child support.”
On his podcast, Todd said that, although he has sworn off discussing about his kids’ private matters on the podcast, he was still going to talk about Lindsie’s divorce, since the press had been asking him about it.
“She has chosen to end her marriage to her husband Will after nine years…I want to be very clear that it is a very sad day… I do not wish a divorce on any family, certainly not after going through one and watching what it did to Lindsie and [my older son] Kyle,” Todd said. “So I certainly was hoping not to see that pattern repeated.”
Todd— who had Kyle and Lindsie with his first wife Teresa, and Chase, daughter Savannah and son Grayson with Julie— also stated that he has always like Will.
“Will Campbell has always been a good provider to my daughter and to my grandson,” Todd said. “He and his family have always been very supportive of Lindsie and Jackson to the best of knowledge, which is very limited.
“As the world knows, [Lindsie and I] do not have a relationship,” Todd continued. “Lindsie does not communicate with our family. We do not reach out to Lindsie. It is always done through some kind of tabloid. So there is no communication, so therefore there can’t be fighting when there’s no communication.
“But it’s a sad day…I hate it for Jackson. But I know Will has always been a good father, to the amount of knowledge that I have. But the times I’ve been around him with Jackson he was a great father.”
“I want Jackson to have as little disruption as possible,” Todd said, later adding, “They will continue to remain in my prayers, as they always do. I pray for all my children everyday…”
Chase also appeared to be sympathetic, despite the fact that last weekend, Chase’s friend Austin Duriez accused Lindsie of throwing a drink at him when they came across each other at a bar in Georgia. Austin later told police that Chase was encouraging him to report the incident to the cops.
“No matter what happens, Lindsie’s still my sister and I love her,” Chase said. “If she ever needed me I’m a phone call away.”
(This is, of course, very different sentiments than what Chase expressed in August 2019 when he wrote on Instagram that “I only have one sister and that’s Savannah.”)
“Lindsie, I love you,” Chase said. “If you ever need me—if Jackson needs me— if Will needs me, I’m here. You can reach out.”
“At the end of the day, you know I love you both,” Todd added.
Todd and Chase also addressed one of the incidents that led to further estrangement from Lindsie. Back in July 2019, Lindsie filed a police report claiming that “Todd and Chase threatened to release the sex tape if she didn’t lie about a certain ‘incident.’”
That ‘incident’ reportedly had to do with the tax evasion situation that got Todd and his wife Julie arrested that year.
During the podcast, Chase and Todd denied any wrongdoing, and even stated that the ‘sex tape’ (which was reportedly a sex act caught on a pet cam inside the house), never even existed.
“That was just a lie,” Todd said. “No one ever tried to extort anyone. And now we have found out that the sex tape never really existed.
“It made me look terrible, and it was just not true,” Chase said of the extortion accusation.
Todd told his listeners that he hates that Lindsie is estranged from him and her siblings, and indicated that he feels Lindsie is jealous of her brothers and sister.
“I have five children and I love them all dearly. I wish that this had never happened,” Todd said. “I wish that the situation between Lindsie and her siblings, and the jealousy that’s involved there, I wish that had never happened…
“Lindsie’s made it very clear that she doesn’t have a dad. I think last week that I’m not her biological dad,” Todd said. “But whether I am or whether I’m not, I raised her so I claim her. She’s made the statement that she has no siblings. You do have siblings; you have four.
“It’s a bad week for Lindsie, with the announcement of the divorce, with the [glass-throwing accusation],” Todd added. “Lindsie and I have been estranged now for several years. We do not speak. We have no form of communication, nor does she have any communication with any member of this family. So, no, we did not know about [the divorce].
On Wednesday, Todd posted a message to Instagram that seemed to be for Lindsie, although he didn’t specify which of his children it was actually about.
“I’m here. I love you,” he wrote. “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 to harm you or your reputation. 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. Look for the favor and blessings I’m sending in this season your way because they are from me. I love you so much!
-God and Todd #you know who you are”
Lindsie and Will eloped in 2012. They split in August 2016, with Lindsie filing for divorce. However, in April 2017, they got back together and Lindsie called off the divorce.