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, Kyle's struggles with addiction returned after Season 1 finished airing. Todd later revealed that he was estranged from his eldest son (who he shares with first wife Teresa Terry).
In the years since, Kyle dealt with domestic violence allegations, drug use, and several arrests. After a suicide attempt in September 2019 landed Kyle in the hospital, he reconciled with his dad. Now that Todd is in prison for the next 12 years, it looks like things have taken another dark turn for his oldest child. What happened to Todd Chrisley's son Kyle? Here's what we know.
What happened to Todd Chrisley's son, Kyle?
According to the Instagram account It's Scoop: Nashville, "a warrant for aggravated assault was obtained in Smyrna, Tennessee Municipal Court, with concurrent general session’s jurisdiction, for Kyle Chrisley as a result of an incident that occurred on March 13, 2023." The report stated that Kyle allegedly brandished a "fixed blade" during an altercation between him and his supervisor at Penske Truck Rental in Smyrna.
He voluntarily appeared in court the following day and was booked for "procedures related to the active criminal warrant." Kyle was transferred to Rutherford County Adult Detention Center after his bond was set at $3,000. As of the time of this writing, he posted bond and is currently awaiting trial.
Kyle Chrisley has a history of addiction.
The former reality star was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine in May 2019 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.
The drug charges were later dropped, it was believed, because Kyle's charges in Georgia for domestic violence were more serious.
At the time of his drug arrest, there was an outstanding open warrant for Kyle in Dekalb County, Ga., after he allegedly made death threats against his estranged wife, Alexus Chrisley.
A source then told RadarOnline that Kyle’s mom, Teresa Terry, was begging him to enter rehab.
"Everyone fears that if Kyle does not get help that he will end up dead," the insider said. "Kyle is a loose cannon and he has burned all of his bridges."
Todd has tried to help Kyle over the years, but their relationship has been tested.
On Season 1 of Chrisley Knows Best, Todd explained that he had sent Kyle to do volunteer work in Africa after learning that his son was into drugs. Their issues were reignited in 2014, when Kyle accused his dad of stealing his daughter, Chloe, from him. Todd had just gained full custody of the then two-year-old toddler.
"My dad showed no interest in Chloe at all until the show and until it was pointed out that having a mixed race child and getting her and all that would be good for his demographic," Kyle said in an interview with The Daily Mail.
Kyle explained that he was in a more stable position in life, as he was drug-free, and he had just married wife Alexus.
Shortly thereafter, Todd tweeted about Kyle, which seemed to be in direct response to his exclusive with The Daily Mail.
In the 2014 tweet, Todd wrote, "My son Kyle is bipolar, he suffers from mental illness, he will struggle for life," the 50-year-old wrote at the time.
In 2019, Kyle's ex, Alexus Chrisley, claimed 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."
Todd and Kyle reconciled in 2019.
Though there were several years of back-and-forth issues between Todd and Kyle, there's a happy ending to the story. When Todd and Julie were dealing with their tax indictment issues in August 2019, Kyle revealed that he supported his dad and stepmom, and they were actually all in communication again.
Kyle set the record straight in a Facebook post.
Kyle also said that he had fabricated information he had given in his past interviews, like one he did with Good Morning America in 2017. In said interview, he explained that Todd would often brag about never paying his taxes.
Although Kyle reconciled with his family, he has continued to face various challenges.
In September 2019, Todd revealed that Kyle had been hospitalized. Kyle later confirmed that a bad mixture of his prescription medication led him to attempt to take his own life.
Despite the challenges that Kyle has been facing over the years, Todd has always wanted the best for his son.