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It turns out Lindsie Chrisley’s divorce had a silver lining.
While speaking on a recent episode of her podcast, The Southern Teathe reality star revealed how the devastating event in her life helped her repair her relationship with her dad, Todd Chrisley, after being estranged from him for quite some time.
During the conversation, she opened up about the speculation from fans who assumed she and Todd chose to repair their relationship after he and his wife Julie Chrisley were convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud in June.
However, Lindsie, 32, explained in the podcast that was not the case, saying, “I can confidentially tell you there was no reconnection due to any legal reasons whatsoever.”
“Nothing like that ever transpired,” she added.
Instead, she shared that her divorce from husband Will Campbell — which she finalized last October — contributed to her decision to reconnect with Todd.
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Explaining that she didn’t warn her family members before announcing the news to the world, Lindsie said she later found out that her dad had penned a sweet message to her during that difficult time after she had blocked him on Instagram.
“After my divorce stuff had become public, my dad had posted, ‘I’m here, I love you, whatever’s going on in your life right now, I see it. I’m working things out for the good for you. My child, there is nothing that you can do or have done that would make me love you less,” she recalled. “‘I will try to protect you from anything and anyone who tries to harm you or your reputation. I’m stronger than depression and anxiety and braver than loneliness, and nothing will ever exhaust me. I promise you I will never leave you nor forsake you.'”
“‘I’m breathing a new wind into you and over you right now. Look for the favor and blessings that I’m sending you in this season your way because they are from me. I love you so much,'” she continued of her father’s message.
After reading the note, Lindsie added, “So, that’s really more on how we were able to reconnect. So to answer that question in short, it was definitely because of my divorce.”
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Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion on June 7. The two Chrisley Knows Best stars, who could face up to 30 years in prison, have previously said they will appeal. Their sentencing date is set for Oct. 6.
In June, after learning about the verdict of her parents’ legal woes, Lindsie said she was “deeply saddened.”
“I know most of you are expecting to hear from me on my podcasts this week as I took time to be with my family last week,” she wrote on her Instagram Story at the time. “The verdict is not what I had hoped or prayed for, and I am saddened for myself, my deeply son and my family as a whole.”
Todd previously accused Lindsie of being the “catalyst” in getting the family charged with tax evasion, which he claimed was also why she left the popular USA Network reality series.
“There are certain things in life that I don’t think you get past,” he said on PeopleTV’s Reality Check in August 2021. “And unfortunately, I think that’s where Lindsie and I are.”
Lindsie’s father also admitted that “the hurt is still there” because of everything that went down. “I think the hurt will always be there. But I’m not looking to intrude in Lindsie’s life. We’re leading a very full life, and I wish nothing but the greatest joys and blessings for Lindsie and for [her son] Jackson,” he added.
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The following month, Lindsie told Entertainment Tonight that “there will never be a reconciliation” between herself and her family. She then walked those comments back on a June episode of her podcast, in which she said she “put my foot in my mouth by going on record and saying there’s never a possibility for any type of reconciliation.”
Despite everything she has been through with her family, Lindsie stated on that same episode that she still has “love” for them.
“I will also go on record today and say that I love my parents, I love my siblings, I love my grandmother,” she said. “And what is the future of our relationships at this point, I’m currently not going to discuss any more than that, other than the fact that I love them and I stand with them. And I will continue to stand with them through the good, the bad and the ugly.”