'Chrisley Knows Best' Star Todd Chrisley Opens Up About Family Drama

by Denny Directo 12:31 PM PST, November 11, 2014
Playing 'Chrisley Knows Best' Star Todd Chrisley Opens Up About Family Drama

Fans of USA's Chrisley Knows Best, know that Todd Chrisley has his work cut out for him when it comes to governing over his rambunctious family. ETonline caught up with the Chrisley patriarch to talk about the latest season of their reality show and why his kids constantly test his patience.

"I don't know that they're trying to test me, I think that they truly want to do some of this stuff," the father of five says. He later adds, "I think I have raised thinking children and for that I'm blessed. And at the same token, for that I am cursed."

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In tonight's episode of Chrisley Knows Best, currently in its second season, Todd and family take a trip to Malibu, where his daughter Savannah wants her hair cut like Miley Cyrus and his son Chase wants a tattoo. Todd isn't having any of it.

"They have strong opinions, they have strong convictions and I'm grateful for that," Todd explains. "It's my job to mold some of that [and] make sure that they're convicted in what makes sense."

The proud dad is candid when talking about drama he and his family have faced since the sophomore season of the show debuted, including the strained relationship with his eldest son Kyle, who has bipolar disorder and recently blasted his father in an interview with the Daily Mail.

"Our hopes are as a family to continue to lift him up, get him back to here he needs to be," Todd says. "The things that Kyle says, although they're not true and they're hurtful, it doesn't change my love for him. He's my child."

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Todd adds that the family is better and stronger than ever.

"We've had a lot of heartache that we've muddled through with our family," he says. "We've lifted each other up and we're out of the ditch now and back on the highway."

Watch the full video for a sneak peek at tonight's episode. Chrisley Knows Best airs Tuesday nights on USA.

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