Inside Todd Chrisley's dark and twisted marriage and divorce from first wife as he gears up for prison

Inside Todd Chrisley's dark and twisted marriage and divorce from first wife as he gears up for prison
Producer and TV personality Todd Chrisley was allegedly abusive to his first wife Teresa Terry (inset) to whom he was married for six years (Jason Kempin/Getty Images, Topish/YouTube)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA: While Todd Chrisley gets ready for his tax evasion prison sentence in Florida, it would seem that his first wife, Teresa Terry, to whom he was married to between 1990 to 1996 has made some disturbing revelations about the 'Chrisley Knows Best' star. The story of their six-year-marriage is tragic at best, with Todd allegedly being abusive and Teresa agreeing to marry him when she was just 19 years old in a shotgun wedding. At the time of their marriage, Todd Chrisley was 21.

The pair, who were high school sweethearts, are parents to two children — Lindsie and Kyle. While they seemed to have a fairytale start to their romance, it seems things went rapidly downhill. The pair have since become very cold towards each other, all thanks to Todd’s behavior towards Teresa. RadarOnline reports that she claims that the TV star was obsessed with "control" over situations and that he always expected things to be "picture-perfect." She also said that at one point, she finally grew tired of being constantly corrected and physically abused.

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"He likes to control his environment," Teresa claimed. "I had two small kids [but at home] everything had to be picture-perfect; your hair always had to be fixed and you had to be dressed to the 10s," Todd's ex-wife alleged, adding she "grew tired of being constantly corrected."

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She had also gone to to state that she had grown afraid of him and filed a "prevention of family violence" order against her husband. She has made serious claims that her husband had threatened to kill her with a knife and had also torn off all her clothes and undergarments. He then went on to beat her with a closed fist.

Soon after the divorce, Todd Chrisley was order to stay 1000 feet away from his ex-wife after the restraining order she had asked for was granted. She said it was to keep her estranged husband from "harassing, harming, [or] vilifying" her or their kids.

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Julie Chrisley (L) and Todd Chrisley attend the grand opening of E3 Chophouse Nashville on November 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Julie Chrisley (L) and Todd Chrisley attend the grand opening of E3 Chophouse Nashville on November 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danielle Del Valle/Getty Images for E3 Chophouse Nashville)

Teresa has also accused Todd of cheating on his current wife Julie, who is also sentenced to prison for seven years. Teresa has provided dates of the indiscretions along with details of the alleged trysts. She had also gone on to state that despite her ex-husband being a well-known face on the television, he is a "ticking time bomb." She also said, "You just cannot imagine how vindictive he can be." True to his angry and apparently fiery nature, Todd had said that he "vehemently and categorically denies [treating Teresa] cruelly" and successfully lobbied for joint custody of their kids. Todd and Julie Chrisley are now in the final weeks leading up to their prison sentences, where they will both be kept two hours away from each other in different premises.

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