Who is Teresa Terry?
Teresa Terry was born in 1973, in Westminster, South Carolina, USA. She is best known for being the former wife of real estate investor and reality television personality Todd Chrisley, who is the star of the show “Chrisley Knows Best” which aired on the USA Network. The show achieved consistent success in the network, until issues for Chrisley led the show into a state of indefinite hiatus.
The Net Worth of Teresa Terry
Teresa Terry has a net worth estimated to be over $1 million, though her source of income remains undisclosed.
She likely had a large settlement with her ex-husband, and probably also benefitted from his success in real estate during their time together. Todd has a net worth estimated to be over $5 million.
Life and Marriage
Teresa grew up and attended a high school in Westminster. This was the time that she met Todd Chrisley who is two years older than her. The two started dating and stayed together for a few years. She grew close to him and his family as the Chrisley home was very social, open to visitors. She’d spend time there after school and during the weekends.
They went to movies, and this was a different phase for her future husband, as he aspired to become a model or a soap opera star. Two years into their relationship, she became pregnant and the two married, having a big ceremony in their town. With the prospect of a family looming, Todd became serious with his plans and began learning more about real estate, using his money to invest in it. It proved successful and the family was starting to live a better life with a new home, and daughter Lindsey born in 1990. However, after son Kyle was born in 1991, their relationship deteriorated, and the two divorced in 1993.
Ex-Husband Todd Chrisley and Chrisley Knows Best
Todd Chrisley’s real estate empire grew, and he became a millionaire thanks to his efforts. He settled in Atlanta, Georgia, and became a real estate guru, managing his business while also mentoring aspiring investors.
Eventually he began expanding his reach and got the idea for a reality television show. Working with several producers, the series “Chrisley Knows Best” was created for the USA Network, which follows both his professional and personal life, putting a heavy focus on the family members and their day to day activities.
The show featured his life after divorcing Teresa, as he married Julie in 1996, who is featured on the show. He has three children from their marriage. Teresa’s eldest son with him was featured during the first season, but has since been removed from the show; he was known to have struggled with drug addiction. Teresa’s daughter with Todd, Lindsie was a heavy feature for the first five seasons of the show, however, she left after falling out with her father.
In 2019, Todd and Julie Chrisley were arrested after the government discovered that the couple had been evading tax.
And the countdown begins , who's watching ? pic.twitter.com/10IPzRi2jS
— Todd Chrisley (@toddchrisley) September 7, 2017
They were charged on multiple counts of tax evasion, wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the US. They were released on a bond of $100,000, and the case has caused the show to be suspended with no announcement of an eighth season for “Chrisley Knows Best”.
An investigation is undergoing on the Chrisley’s finances, and they had to give up all of their documents on an order of the court. They also had to pay around $150,000 to resolve claims that they had evaded nearly $2 million in state taxes.
Despite being on strict travel restrictions, the couple has made efforts to try and travel, to the Cayman Islands but they were only allowed to travel for their work with the reality show.
He also has an ongoing issue with Lindsie, who came forward to media outlets stating that Todd and his son Chase had accused her of having an affair with one of the financial investigators against the Chrisleys. She has been accused of leaking false information to officials, and was even threatened by her father, stating that he had a sex tape of her that they managed to purchase.
She denied knowing anything about the issue, and accused her father of attempting to extort her to help them with their ongoing case.
For Teresa, things have been quiet save for the issues her children with Todd are going through. She’s remarried and has two children from her second marriage; the family resides in Oklahoma.
During her divorce proceedings from Todd, she accused him of being physically and emotionally abusive, saying that she had been battered, and even threatened with a knife. She also witnessed Todd allegedly beating up his mother. Despite all these accusations, the couple still gained joint custody of their children. Later on, he appealed to have sole custody of their children, an appeal which he won.