He’d fix them up and make them amazing and then it was onto the next house.’Point of no return: In November 1994 Teresa had finally had enough.Todd would scream with rage one moment and not speak to her for days the next.While the Osbournes gloried in chaos and the Kardashians are a tangle of relationships and spending, ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ is as much personal mantra as show title for the head of reality TV’s latest star family.With his camp demeanor, acid tongue and relentlessly pristine appearance the self-styled Patriarch of Perfection’s obsessive micromanaging is played for laughs as he exerts his will on wife Julie, 41, and his five children – Lindsie, 24, Kyle, 23, Chase,17, Savannah,16 and Grayson, 7 - in a show that is part soap-opera, part sit-com. Because the reality she experienced was a world away from the humorous version played out on TV.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.Todd Chrisley is all about control: parental control.She claimed that on or about October 21, 1994, he 'battered' her while she was driving until she pulled over and ran away.When she went home to pick up some belongings she claimed he, 'stripped her of all her jeweley' and threw her out of the marital home, 'until he was tired of caring for the children.'She claimed that on 2 November he 'wielded a knife threatening to kill her' and that she fled to a neighbor's home until she felt safe that Chrisley had left their still shared property.
Chrisley, who married wife of 18 years Julie, then nine months pregnant with Chase, in May 1996 just one month after the divorce was finalised, did not take kindly to losing Teresa whatever his own circumstances.But I married him and I had two children with him so obviously I don’t think he’s gay.If he comes out of the closet in the second season I’ll be shocked.’Teresa said: ‘Most likely we wouldn’t have married if I hadn’t been pregnant but we did and it was a big deal.Teresa said, ‘It was all very southern, very laid back, eating meals with family that sort of thing. He always wanted to wear the latest fashions, most of the people we went to school with were happy to wear T-shirts and jeans. Blended: Lindsie and Kyle chill with their younger step siblings from Teresa's second marriage.Kyle remains close with Teresa but Lindsie, who has been super spoiled by her dad, is distant from her mother Smiling she admitted: ‘I know there are reports saying that he’s gay and I can see why.Pushed over the edge, she filed a domestic violence complaint and moved out of the marital home Fifteen months after the birth of their first child, Teresa had their second, son Kyle. That is one part of the show that is no fiction and it drove me crazy.’‘I like to put on a ball cap, put my hair in a ponytail and go out.She can’t pin point a moment when the wheels started to come off the youthful marriage. But with him your hair always had to be fixed and you had to be dressed to the tens.Top chef: In high school Todd's family home was a social hub, Teresa recalled, where friends would hang out after school and weekends.Chrisley's mother, Faye, a familiar figure to fans of the show cooked for them all In that case she alleged that in December 1992, 'while intoxicated,' Chrisley, destroyed her personal property 'and battered his mother' and Teresa.According to Teresa she was at home one night when she noticed a red laser trained on the house and saw Chrisley standing in front of the property.The incident is also documented in court papers seen by Mail Online.