Todd Chrisley: As my net worth increased, I became a slave to money

Todd Chrisley: As my net worth increased, I became a slave to money ...

Before he was found guilty of bank fraud and tax cheating, Todd Chrisley became a slave to money and material things.

During the most recent episode of his podcast, Chrisley Confessions, the reality TV star explained that he let fame get to his head, which led him to make some questionable decisions.

He said that when I couldnt tell the difference between my self-worth and my net worth, I became lost. And the more I grew, the less I focused on my self-worth. Because everything was being built around that net worth.

The producer further explained that because he wanted to keep up with everybody around him, he began buying all these automobiles and all these houses.

I thought I was too ignorant and when I use the word ignorant, [I mean] I [didnt] know how to differentiate self-worth and net worth.

Chrisley, who said that he found comfort in his faith amid his legal problems, said that it took him some time to realize that he was not competing with everybody else around him, rather with himself.

Chrisley hasnt done anything other than discover himself since he was found guilty. He said the circumstance has brought him closer to his wife of 26 years, Julie Chrisley.

I said in my view that his marriage has dragged me closer to my wife. I feel that my marriage for me personally and internally, is the strongest Ive ever felt. That's how I feel.

During the interview with Julie, 49, Todd said, "I feel like for the first time in my life, in my marriage, I feel like my marriage is feeding a part of me that I didn't even know was starving."

I feel like I understand you from a different perspective [more] than I have ever experienced before, and I believe you have opened up more since all of this than you have throughout our marriage.

Julie, who has shared her daughter Savannah, 24, and her sons Grayson, 16 with Todd, said, "I think for both of us, this situation, our season of life right now, has shown us that our plan isn't just about what we want to accomplish. It's also about God's plan."

And for a long time, I think God's plan was always ours.

Julie and Todd, who have two children, Lindsie, 32, and Kyle, 30, along with Teresa Terry's ex-wife, were found guilty of bank fraud and tax cheating in June.

Prosecutors claim that Julie submitted untrue statements to banks when applying for loans. She also claimed that she submitted false credit reports and bank statements when applying for a house in California.

Mark Braddock, Todd's former business partner, testified against him during the initial trial and claimed that they were intimate for about a year in the early 2000s.

Bruce Morris, Todd's attorney, claims in his opening statement that Braddock was obsessed with Todd.

At the time, Morris and Todd's reps did not respond to Page Sixs' requests for comment.

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