If you’ve watched Chrisley Knows Best since the beginning, you might remember Todd Chrisley’s eldest son, Kyle, from Season 1. Though the young father struggled with addiction, he was trying to turn his life around for daughter Chloe when the series first started in 2014.
Unfortunately, the 27-year-old’s path has since been littered with domestic violence allegations and drug use. Scroll down for an overview of what happened to Kyle following his estrangement from Todd.
Kyle Chrisley was arrested in early May.
The former reality star was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine after police discovered a pouch of meth hidden in his car. The Georgia native was initially pulled over by cops in Oklahoma for a broken taillight, but a search of his vehicle uncovered the drugs, which had been stashed away in a cup.
There was also an outstanding open warrant for Kyle in Dekalb County, Ga., after he allegedly made death threats against his estranged wife, Alexus Chrisley. According to TMZ, he’s due back in court later this month.
A source tells RadarOnline.com that Kyle’s mom — who is Todd’s ex-wife, Teresa Terry — is begging him to enter rehab after this latest incident.
"Everyone fears that if Kyle does not get help that he will end up dead," the insider shares. "Kyle is a loose cannon and he has burned all of his bridges."
Todd first acknowledged his son’s troubles in a 2014 tweet. "My son Kyle is bipolar, he suffers from mental illness, he will struggle for life," the 50-year-old wrote at the time.
Kyle’s ex, Alexus Chrisley, claims he threatened to "end" her.
In an affidavit obtained by TMZ, Alexus said that Kyle made death threats via text message in January. He allegedly wrote, "[N]ot before I end you. Im going to the streets I will get my s--t and take care of this problem with you because if I'm not with you nobody will be. Bye Alexus."
When she responded, "that’s a threat to my life," he reportedly replied, "yes :Lexi it was. Goodbye."
The pair has been together since at least December 2014 when Todd accused Alexus of blackmail. "Folks, Alexus Whilby tried to extort our family [for] 20k or tell the press we [are] racist, we chose [to] keep the 20k and see her in court. #slander," the Chrisley family patriarch tweeted. It’s unknown whether he ever took legal action against her.
Todd and his wife, Julie, still have custody of Kyle’s daughter, Chloe.
The Chrisleys first gained custody of the now 6-year-old in 2013 before their USA show even aired. Kyle was arrested at the time for making death threats against his dad and stepmom while under the influence of drugs.
A year later, he was wanted for allegedly assaulting Chloe’s mom, ex-girlfriend Angela Johnson, who claimed that Kyle hit her and threatened her with a knife during an argument. The duo obtained mutual restraining orders against each other.
As for Chloe, she is the apple of her grandparents' eyes. Todd’s 22-year-old son, Chase, is also extremely close to his niece, and has referred to the elementary schooler as his "little angel" on Instagram.
For her birthday in November, the proud uncle wrote, "You are the sunshine for all of us in the darkest of moments! You bring joy with your laughter and that smile melts my heart! I love you Coco."
Watch the Chrisleys on their new spinoff, Growing Up Chrisley, every Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. ET on USA.
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