The mother of Todd and Julie Chrisley’s granddaughter is vowing to get her daughter back … and the path could be clear now that Todd and Julie are headed for prison.
Angela Johnson, the mother of 10-year-old Chloe, tells TMZ … she’s in the process of getting the gears turning to regain full custody of her daughter.
Todd currently has full custody of Chloe.
She says she’s been working with a legal team for years to get Chloe back, but concedes it’s been super tough to gain traction. Chloe and the Chrisleys lived in Atlanta before the Chrisleys moved to Tennessee. Angela, who currently lives in South Carolina, tells us all the moves have created a jurisdictional nightmare in her custody battle.
Angela had Chloe with Kyle, Todd & Julie’s son, back in 2012. Kyle lost custody in 2016 because of his drug addiction, leaving Angela to share custody with Todd.
Angela was arrested that same year for allegedly filing a false application for Medicaid assistance … leaving Todd with sole custody.
Angela has copped a plea to put the case behind her … and now she wants her daughter back.
Something’s gotta give, since Todd was just sentenced to 12 years in prison for bank fraud and tax evasion.
Savannah Chrisley vowed last month she’d be getting custody of Chloe once her parents are locked up, but clearly, Angela is not down with that.
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Todd revealed that “Kyle is bipolar and normally, people that are bipolar, they seek out a way to self-medicate, which is what Kyle has done since he’s been young,” he told E! News in 2014. “I want what’s best for him.” Kyle has been to rehab for his drug addiction in the past.
Did Todd Chrisley Adopt Chloe?
Todd and Julie have full custody of Chloe as a result of Kyle’s struggles with mental illness and run-ins with the law. In May 2019, Kyle was arrested for possession of methamphetamine in Oklahoma. However, the charges against him were dropped.
While Kyle and Todd were in the throes of a legal battle, Chloe did not appear on the show for seasons 4 and 5. In 2014, Kyle had accused his father of using Chloe to boost ratings.
Who Is Chloe Chrisley’s Mother?
Chloe’s mom is Angela Johnson. Angela had her share of legal issues as well.
In 2016, she was caught claiming Chloe as a dependent to defraud Medicaid and food stamps, despite the fact that Todd has full legal custody of the little girl, according to an arrest warrant previously obtained by Life & Style.
Robert Kittle, a spokesman for the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office, said Johnson’s case was “resolved.” As of December 2017, Johnson was eligible to request the charges to be expunged from her record, Kittle added.
A recent search for Johnson’s charges showed no results.
Angela has remained under the radar and last updated her Twitter page in 2016, which featured many adorable pictures of her and Chloe. Her Twitter bio reads, “I have a beautiful baby girl who I will do anything for and love dearly!!!!”
Who Has Custody of Chloe While Todd and Julie Are in Prison?
Savannah revealed in a November 21 episode of her podcast that she would have “custody” of Chloe and younger brother Grayson while her parents are behind bars. “That’s the hardest part is me trying to navigate how you teach two younger children who aren’t fully developed yet and how to get them to understand the circumstances,” she said. “That’s a really, really difficult thing.”