12 Things You Didn’t Know About The ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Family
Chrisley Knows Best centers around Georgia real estate mogul Todd Chrisley, his wife Julie, their children Savannah, Grayson and Chase, as well as his children from his first marriage. First premiering in 2014, the show has now been going for six successful seasons. There’s a lot to know about the Chrisley family, so check out these 12 things that most people don’t know:
12. Landing the Reality Show
According to Todd, Chrisley Knows Best was launched after a couple of production companies approached him and told him that they think his family would make for good television. “I was approached by All3Media and Maverick TV. They said they felt like our family was a show, that there was something there. I always knew there was some crazy, but they felt like it was a show. They asked to do a sizzle reel, and I didn’t know what that was. We agreed to it, and really it was okay if nothing came from it,” he told OK! Magazine. The show was presented to ten networks and they received nine offers!
11. He Filed for Bankruptcy Protection in 2012
In August 2012, Todd filed a petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, listing his assets at $4.2 million and his debts at $49.4 million. According to his attorney, the father of five found himself in a financial hole after he guaranteed a real estate development loan that failed and left him on the hook for $30 million. In the court filing, he claimed to only have $55 in a checking account and $100 in cash.