Reality television shows are a staple of American television, and among the legion of shows on TV is Chrisley Knows Best, a show about Todd Chrisley and his family. However, while his television career features his wife Julie Chrisley, she is his second attempt at achieving marital bliss, having been previously married to Teresa Terry.
While those who follow the show might know Todd Chrisley has two children outside of the show’s nuclear family, very little know the mother of these two children. In this article, we take a close look at Teresa Terry, her life and her relationship with the television star.
Teresa Terry – Biography
Due to her preference for living outside of media attention, details about Teresa Terry’s background are largely unknown. So far, we only know she was born sometime in 1971 because she is two years younger than her ex-husband, Todd Chrisley who was born on the 6th of April, 1969.
Just like her ex-husband, not much is known about her education background, although we know she attended high school as she met the popular TV personality back in high school.
The trajectory of Teresa Terry’s life changed after meeting Todd Chrisley, sparking a chain of events that ended with her becoming the ex-wife of the American businessman. Due to her private nature, little to nothing is known about Teresa since she parted ways with Todd, with almost no information regarding her professional life being available online.
Relationship With Todd Chrisley
The end of Teresa Terry’s life with Todd Chrisley might color the history of their relationship but there is no denying that their beginning was a story picked out of a romantic novel. Both Teresa and Todd attended the same high school in Westminster, South Carolina, and during that time, they developed an affinity for each other.
Going out on weekends to see movies and hang out at cool spots, their teenage relationship became a blossoming relationship that endeared even their respective parents to each other.
A relationship which started while they were teenagers quickly spiraled into more when Teresa became pregnant. Todd Chrisley was 21 years of age and Teresa Terry was 19 at the time. Would their relationship have ended in a marriage without the unplanned pregnancy? One could not possibly say but it did and being in love with each other, Todd and Teresa decided to get married at a young age to make their union official.
Although having a child can be a challenge, the arrival of their first born, Lindsie Michael Todd Chrisley did not result in a breakdown of their relationship. That happened after they gave birth to their second child, a baby boy named Kyle Chrisley.
The resultant breakdown of their relationship manifested in domestic abuse on the part of Todd Chrisley, who is described by his ex-wife to be a control freak.
With no improvement in sight, Teresa Terry decided to call an end to the marriage, filing for a divorce in November 1994. Much like the latter end of the marriage itself, the divorce was a messy affair with a long-drawn battle over custody of their two children.
After two years of filing for a divorce, Teresa Terry finally achieved a completed divorce from Todd Chrisley in 1996, with the court approving joint legal and physical custody of their children.
Although Teresa and Todd still had their conflicts after the divorce, they mostly moved on with their respective lives with Todd Chrisley getting married to Julie Chrisley and giving birth to another set of children while Teresa Terry found another partner.
Teresa Terry – Family & Children
Teresa Terry’s children have grown up enough to have lives of their own. Kyle Chrisley has gotten married to Alexus Whilby and has fathered a child, Chloe Chrisley. He has had a path littered with struggles with drugs and alcohol but he continues to endeavor to be a better person. Lindsie Chrisley, on the other hand, has a strained relationship with her mother and has been married to Will Campbell since 2012. She has made appearances on her father’s show, Chrisley Knows Best and has given birth to a child, Jackson Campbell.
Facts About Todd Chrisley’s Ex-Wife
1. Teresa Terry currently resides in Atlanta with her new partner.
2. He ex-husband has a net worth of $46 million, much of which is believed to have been earned via real estate.
3. One of her hobbies includes reading.