Thought Your Black Mama Was Tough? Meet Todd Chrisley!By Delaina Dixon | March 11, 2014 | Entertainment
Todd Chrisley likes to keep an eye on his family. A very close eye. The self-made millionaire and his brood — wife Julie and his five children ΓÇô share their lives in the new series Chrisley Knows Best, premiering tonight on USA Network. But back to that close eyeΓÇª
In the premiere episode, we learn that Todd gifts his teen children sweet rides, but the cars come with a price: a tracking service so he can know where they are at any give time. And if they break curfew or go somewhere they haven’t agreed upon ΓÇô he gives the car the boot – literally.
That’s not all. Todd approves his children’s attire, as he feels they should dress like proper young ladies and gentlemen. And he wouldn’t mind approving their friends and lovers, if he could. Todd explained his rationale for his tough love at a private screening party TV DivaGal attended for the series inside the Dream Hotel in midtown Manhattan. “I would die if anything happened to my children,” he simply stated.
Trust me, TV DivaGal knows ΓÇô have you met my mama? But after watching the premiere episode, I have to admit that Todd’s form of parenting does seem stifling at times ΓÇô how can children discover their own passions when someone else is defining it for them? I hope in future episodes, this family patriarch can find some balance between protecting and controlling his children, or the Chrisley story might to be too stifling — for viewers.
Catch the premiere of Chrisley Knows Best, Tuesday, March 11 at 10 p.m. on USA Network.
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