Fans of Chrisley Knows Best have watched Todd Chrisley‘s adorable granddaughter, Chloe, grow up right before their eyes on the show and on social media, but if you haven’t been keeping up with the Chrisleys, you might not be familiar with the precious little girl. Luckily, we’re going to get you up to speed on everything you need to know about the smiley kid.
The Georgia native has a sweet relationship with the little one and documents their time together on social media, from beach trips to holiday baking.
In June 2020, the entrepreneur came to Chloe’s defense when he slammed a social media troll criticizing her skin color. When the hater wrote that interracial marriages “screw up kids,” Todd replied, “I hope that the lord lets you live long enough to see that color doesn’t screw kids up, but ignorance and hate most certainly will, I will pray that God tempers your heart and that he grants you clarity.”
The reality star, who is also the father of Lindsie, Kyle, Savannah, Chase and Grayson, thanks “God each day” for Chloe. “[She] brings joy to us all,” he wrote of his granddaughter via Instagram in April 2020. “Time is flying by.”
Take a look at his special bond with Chloe and the circumstances leading to her adoption.
Whose Daughter Is Chloe Chrisley on Chrisley Knows Best?
In short, Chloe is the daughter of Todd’s eldest son, Kyle Chrisley. Todd revealed that “Kyle is bipolar and normally, people that are bipolar, they seek out a way to self-medicate, which is what Kyle has done since he’s been young,” he told E! News in 2014. “I want what’s best for him.” Kyle has been to rehab for his drug addiction in the past.
Did Todd Adopt Chloe?
Todd and his wife, Julie Chrisley, have full custody of Chloe as a result of Kyle’s struggles with mental illness and run-ins with the law. In May 2019, Kylie was arrested for possession of methamphetamine in Oklahoma. “Todd still wants nothing to do with his son,” a source told Radar Online at the time. “Kyle knows that he is never going to get custody of Chloe and, to be honest, she is much better off in Todd and Julie’s care,” the source said.
While Kyle and Todd were in the throes of a legal battle, Chloe did not appear on the show for seasons 4 and 5. In 2014, Kyle had accused his father of using Chloe to boost ratings.
“My dad showed no interest in Chloe at all until the show and until it was pointed out that having a mixed-race child and getting her and all that would be good for his demographic,” he told Daily Mail. “He didn’t want to see her before then. He said he wanted nothing to do with her.”
Todd clapped back, saying, “That is not true. That is probably the most hurtful thing in the article. I’m not going to focus on Kyle’s stories because that’s my son and I love him.” After her brief exit from the show, Chloe returned.
Who is Chloe Chrisley’s Mother?
Kyle fathered the little girl with a woman named Angela Johnson in 2012. Angela had her share of legal slip-ups as well. In 2016, she was caught claiming Chloe as a dependent to defraud Medicaid and food stamps, despite the fact that Todd has full legal custody of the little girl, according to the arrest warrant obtained by Life & Style. Robert Kittle, a spokesman for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, said Johnson’s case was “resolved.” As of December 2017, Johnson was eligible to request the charges to be expunged from her record, Kittle added. A recent search for Johnson’s charges showed no results.
Angela has remained under the radar and last updated her Twitter page in 2016, which featured many adorable pictures of her and Chloe. Her Twitter bio reads, “I have a beautiful baby girl who I will do anything for and love dearly!!!!”
Despite all the drama that has surrounded the little girl, we are happy to see she is thriving in the care of her grandparents.