Todd Chrisley opened up about his estrangement with his daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, during a recent podcast episode and said that it had to happen.
In an upcoming episode of Chrisley Knows Best, Todd and his eldest daughter, Lindsie, spoke about the years-long estrangement between them. His daughter left the family’s reality show in 2017 after falling out with her parents, Todd and Julie. Todd, 59, said, “Looking back, we needed this estrangement. Because there’s no way I’d be where I am today if I had not — really, if [Lindsie] had not forced the estrangement by leaving Chrisley Knows Best and cutting off communication.”
Todd did reveal that, despite not being prepared for the falling out it, was the best thing to happen to their relationship. “I didn’t know how to function without talking to y’all every day of my life, 100 times a day, knowing every move you were making,” he said. Lindsie, 33, added during the podcast episode that if she could go back in time, she would listen to her parents more and try to work things out instead of leaving. However, her father reassured her, “This all had to happen. You and I, I don’t believe, would be where we are today without the estrangement.”
Lindsie said during her own podcast show, The Southern Tea, that reuniting with her parents had nothing to do with their recent legal woes. “I can confidently tell you there was no reconnection due to any legal reasons whatsoever. Nothing like that ever transpired.” Instead, Todd’s eldest daughter said that they came back together after she filed for divorce from ex-husband, Will Campbell, in 2021. “After my divorce stuff had become public, my dad had posted, ‘I’m here, I love you, whatever’s going on in your life right now I see it,” she recalled.
Lindsie and her father had vowed never to talk to each other after their falling out. She told Entertainment Tonight in September 2021, “There will never be a reconciliation. I think that the most that anyone could ask for at this point is for everyone to go on with their lives as they see fit and to just leave the other side alone.” Following her parents’ guilty verdict in July, Lindsie showed her public support for them during an episode of the Coffee Convos podcast. “I will also go on record today and say that I love my parents, I love my siblings, I love my grandmother,” she said.