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Julie Chrisley might be used to online trolls, but that doesn’t make dealing with them any easier.
Fans of the reality series “Chrisley Knows Best” know that Julie and her husband Todd have custody of their 8-year-old granddaughter, Chloe, who is biracial. (Chloe’s mother, Amber Johnson, was reportedly arrested for Medicaid fraud in 2016; her father, Kyle Chrisley, has struggled with substance abuse and a bipolar diagnosis).
“I can deal with just about anything, but the things that people have said about her on social media are absolutely unfathomable,” Julie, 48, told Page Six. “It breaks my heart and it makes me realize just how far we as a country still have to go. The things that people will say because they’re sitting behind a keyboard in a basement bedroom somewhere is just unbelievable.”
Todd has had his own experience with trolls: Last year, one wrote, in reference to Chloe, “I’m sorry I don’t like it marry your own color it really screws up the kids.”
In response, he called out the user who left the comment: “Hello Patti, 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,” he added.
Julie also still deals with longstanding rumors that her flamboyant husband is gay, though she refuses to dignify them with a response.
“I don’t believe in giving life and a voice to someone out here with three followers. At the end of the day, I know who I am, I know who my family is and I sure know after 25 years who I’m married to — so those things do not affect me,” she said.
In 2021, Julie’s also embracing the oldest new year’s resolution in the book — losing weight. The reality star has long struggled with her weight, recently gaining back five pounds she had previously shed. Consequently, she’s turning to Nutrisystem to help.
“They do all the guesswork for you,” she explains. “I’m not one to measure and count how many pieces of something I’m eating.”
On the brighter side of things, both she and Todd are healthy after a bout with COVID-19 early last year. Julie’s takeaway: Wear masks.
“I feel like if it will help — and we should do anything we can do to help our country be able to open up, to make sure people can have jobs and work and prosper — wear a mask,” she pleads.
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