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Randy Chrisley bio, career, diagnosis of cancer, and more

Who is Randy Chrisley?

Randy Chrisley is an American businessman and celebrity. Known as the brother of real estate tycoon and reality TV star Todd Chrisley, Randy has somehow managed to live a reasonably low-profile life, unlike his famous brother. Despite this, Randy Chrisley has managed to make headlines in the past. 

Randy Chrisley Biography
Randy Chrisley Biography

The businessman was arrested for shoplifting in 2016. Likewise, in 2014, Randy was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Fortunately, he was able to beat cancer and is currently in remission. Moreover, Randy got caught up in controversy when his wife Pamela penned a lengthy Facebook post accusing him of cheating. 

Quick facts of Randy Chrisley

Full nameRandy Chrisley
NicknamesNot Available
BirthdateAugust 28, 1970
Age 51 years old
Sun signVirgo
TraitsPositive– Trustworthy, honest, and witty
Negative– Overly serious, self-critical, and overthinker
BirthplaceWestminster, South Carolina, USA
Sexual orientationStraight
Height6 feet 
HairLight brown
High schoolWest-Oak High School
ParentsGene Raymond Chrisley (father)
Faye Chrisley (mother)
Marital statusDivorced
Name of wifePamela Chrisley
ChildrenAmber Chrisley (daughter)
Gabe Chrisley (son)
Profession Real Estate Agent
Net worth$100,000

Randy Chrisley interesting facts

  1. Randy Chrisley is the older brother of American real estate tycoon and reality TV star, Todd Chrisley.
  2. In 2016, Randy was arrested in South Carolina after being found shoplifting multiple bags of candy worth a total of $22.
  3. He was diagnosed with stage four cancer in 2014. Fortunately, he gained victory over cancer after many grueling chemotherapy sessions. He is currently in remission.
  4. Randy was previously married to Pamela Chrisley. The couple separated after Pamela accused Randy of cheating on her in 2016. 
  5. His brother Todd filed for bankruptcy in 2012, claiming that he had $4.2 million in assets and almost $50 million worth of debt.

Randy Chrisley birthday

Randy Chrisley was born on August 28, 1970. He was born in Westminster, South Carolina. As of 2021, Randy Chrisley is 51 years old.


Since Randy Chrisley was born on August 28, his horoscope is Virgo. People having this horoscope are known for their trustworthy, witty, and honest nature. However, they tend to be overthinkers. They can also be very self-critical and overly serious at times. 

Educational background

Randy Chrisley attended West-Oak High School. He graduated from there in 1984. 

Randy Chrisley Height and appearance

To date, Randy has not revealed his exact height and measurements. However, judging by his photos, the celebrity seems to be quite tall. Randy appears to be approximately 6 feet tall. 

In addition to this, Randy Chrisley has brown eyes and light brown hair. He is of a slim build and has an oval-shaped face. 

Nationality, religion, and ethnicity

The Chrisleys are devout Christians. Randy’s parents, Faye Chrisley and Gene Raymond Chrisley, made sure to raise their children with strong Christian values. The Chrisleys are pretty vocal about their religious beliefs. 

Since Chrisley was born in Westminster, South Carolina, USA, he is an American. Similarly, when it comes to his ethnicity, Randy Chrisley belongs to a Caucasian ethnic background. 

Randy Chrisley parents

Randy Chrisley spent the majority of his childhood in South Carolina. His mother, Faye Chrisley, is a famous American reality TV star. She is known for her appearance in the hit American reality show Chrisley Knows Best.  

Faye Chrisley is the matriarch of the Chrisley family. Describing her past struggles, Faye Chrisley once said in an episode of Chrisley Knows Best,

“I think about how hard I had to work, milking cows every morning at 4:30 in the morning, and then going to feed the hogs and the chickens.” 

In addition, Faye Chrisley’s childhood was also quite challenging. Moreover, after giving birth to her kids, Faye had to overcome many hardships. She had to work over 60 hours a week to provide for her family.  

Chrisley Family, Chrisley Knows Best

Randy’s father was US war veteran Gene Raymond Chrisley. Gene Raymond Chrisley served for his country during the Korean War. Likewise, Gene Raymond Chrisley was even honored with a bronze star for his courage and dedication towards his country. 

Unfortunately, at the age of 77, Gene Raymond passed away at Emory University Hospital in Atalanta on July 11, 2012. He passed away after a long battle with cancer. 

Randy Chrisley Siblings

When it comes to siblings, Randy Chrisley has two brothers. His brother, Todd Chrisley, is the star of the show Chrisley Knows Best. He is a real estate tycoon known for being controlling, irritable, and even irrational at times. 

Randy’s youngest brother Derrick, unfortunately, passed away when he was just a child. At the time of his death, Derrick was only four months old. He passed away in the year 1974. 

Relationships and dating history of Randy Chrisley

Randy Chrisley got married to his girlfriend Pamela in August 2012 after dating each other for some time. The couple exchanged wedding vows in an intimate wedding ceremony attended only by close friends and family members. 

All seemed to be going well for the love birds. However, in 2014, Randy received a major shock that would change his life forever. He was diagnosed with stage four cancer, after which he had to undergo multiple chemotherapy sessions. 

Although Randy successfully beat cancer, his marriage with Pamela had turned sour. In 2016, Pamela Chrisley accused her husband of being unfaithful towards her. This shocked many of their fans since Pamela and Randy seemed to have a perfect marriage. 

Pamela penned a lengthy Facebook post accusing Randy of cheating on her. This caused a major media frenzy and while Randy himself never responded to Pamela’s accusations, his brother, Todd came to his defense. 

The real-estate mogul said,

“She is lying through her teeth. She said that Randy cheated on her while he was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy and that is impossible. My brother was always faithful to Pamela. She is just trying to get sympathy with her lies.”

In addition to their bitter separation, Pamela was also taken into custody and charged with second-degree harassment. Her arrest was in connection with an alleged extortion attempt against her brother-in-law Todd Chrisley. 

Following her arrest, Pamela was released on a $1,000 bond. According to Fox Carolina, Pamela had made threats to “sell a story to the National Enquirer that would hurt the Chrisley name unless hush money was deposited into her bank account.”

Todd Chrisley reacted to Pamela’s arrest and publicly humiliated her by sharing her mugshot on his Instagram account. He captioned the photo,

“Pamela has been involved in a scheme with other individuals in GA and SC to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from our family because my brother filed for divorce from her. Our family has endured this harassment for many months and had to stay quiet to let law enforcement from two states do their job.”

Randy Chrisley children

Randy Chrisley has two children. He has a son named Gabe Chrisley and a daughter named Amber Chrisley. Both his children remain away from the media spotlight. 

However, Randy does not share his children with his ex-wife Pamela Chrisley. The real estate agent has managed to keep the details of his children’s mother under wraps, and he has sole custody of both his children. 

Randy Chrisley career

From a very young age, Randy started working in the field of real estate. His brother, Todd, followed suit and joined the real estate industry as well. 

However, luck seemed to be more in favor of Todd than Randy. Todd was able to establish himself as a real estate tycoon. 

In contrast, Randy Chrisley was only fairly successful in his career endeavors and could never achieve the heights of success as his brother, Todd. Additionally, Todd Chrisley rose to prominence following his work in the American reality television series, Chrisley Knows Best. 

While the show revolves around the lives of Todd Chrisley and his family, Randy is not a regular cast member of the hit reality TV show. To date, Randy has only had brief appearances in the show. Despite this, his short stint in the show has definitely pushed him to fame and has helped him gain celebrity status. 

In 2001, Randy got employed at RS Service. He currently works for the company as a real estate agent.  

He was diagonosed with stage four cancer

In 2014, doctors diagnosed Randy Chrisley with stage four cancer. Following the diagnosis, Todd Chrisley’s representative released an exclusive statement to Us Weekly. 

The statement read,

“Todd Chrisley and his family are saddened to announce that his younger brother, Randy, has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. As of today, they have started the arduous and long road of radiation and chemotherapy. The family remains hopeful of a full and speedy recovery for their beloved Randy. The family is asking for privacy and respect during this process, especially for Randy’s young family who are trying to cope with this very recent and unexpected prognosis. There will be no further comments regarding this matter.”

Luckily, despite the late diagnosis, Randy Chrisley was able to beat cancer. After undergoing chemotherapy, the celebrity became cancer-free. He is currently in remission and is leading a healthy life. 

In fact, the Chrisley family has had a history of the deadly disease. Randy’s father, Gene lost his life to cancer in 2012. 

His sister-in-law Julie Chrisley has also had a long battle with the life-threatening disease. Additionally, Randy’s mother, Faye also had a cancer scare after a lump was found on her breast. Luckily, all the tests came back negative. 

Randy Chrisley arrest 

In 2016, Randy Chrisley made headlines after being arrested for shoplifting in South Carolina. He was found shoplifting multiple bags of candy worth a total of $22. 

The unfortunate incident happened at Main Street Dollar General in Westminster, South Carolina. One of the store’s employees witnessed Randy stuffing the candy bags in his pants after which he called the police and informed them that they had a shoplifter in the store.

After the police’s arrival, Randy, who was apparently in the checkout line started “walking briskly towards the back of the store pushing a buggy”. The police officer followed Randy after which he was arrested. 

The officer described Randy as

“a thin white male, middle-aged, and that his blue wind pants were bulging with items. His legs appeared so large as to be disproportionate with the size of his body.”

When Randy was asked about the incident, he denied shoplifting and said that “he put candy in his pants because he did not have room to carry it. He said that he had more bags of candy in his pants as well.”

Finally, after another police officer arrived on the scene, Randy admitted to stealing the candy. He said that he “put the candy in his pants with the Intent of walking out of the store without paying for them.” Likewise, he explained that although “he had the money to pay for the items he stole, and that he was sorry for taking the items, he did not know why he took the items.”

Randy Chrisley Net worth and lifestyle

As of 2021, Randy Chrisley has an estimated net worth of approximately $100,000. His main source of income is his work as a real estate agent. 

Owing to this net worth, it can be said that Randy Chrisley lives quite a comfortable lifestyle. However, the celebrity has faced his fair share of financial hardships. News about his financial situation surfaced when Randy was arrested for shoplifting in South Carolina in 2016.

Moreover, Randy’s famous brother Todd Chrisley also has a riches-to-rags story. Todd Chrisley was previously a multimillionaire who had earned a lot of money as a real estate mogul.

Chrisley’s Controversies

Unfortunately, Todd filed for bankruptcy in 2012, claiming that he had $4.2 million in assets and almost $50 million worth of debt. Likewise, he and his wife Julie Chrisley were arrested in 2019 on multiple charges such as tax evasion, wire fraud, bank fraud, and conspiracy between 2007 and 2012. Due to this, Todd’s net worth is negative $5 million. 

Despite this, the business mogul still leads a luxurious lifestyle. He and his family live in their lavish 30,000 square feet mansion in Atlanta. Likewise, the Chrisleys are not afraid of showing off their expensive purchases. 

In a preview for his reality show, the businessman said,

“In a year, we sometimes spend $300,000 or more, just on clothing.”

Nevertheless, their outrageous spending and extravagant lifestyle eventually took a toll on the family’s finances. 

According to court documents, Todd Chrisley only had $55 remaining in a checking account and $100 in cash. Following the bankruptcy filing, court trustee Jason Pettie started an investigation to find out if the Chrisleys were hiding any wealth.

Petite made allegations that Todd Chrisley had transferred some of his wealth to his wife to protect his assets. He filed a complaint which read,

“Neither has been employed since 2012. However, they continue to live in lavish residences, drive expensive vehicles, and travel extensively. He frequently made high-end clothing and accessory purchases.”

Social media presence

Randy Chrisley Instagram 

On Instagram, Randy Chrisley is active under the username “randy_chrisley.” 85 people follow the celebrity, and he follows 35 other accounts. Until now, Randy has made a total of 7 posts. 

Randy seems to be relatively inactive on Instagram. His last post was made on July 25, 2016, when he shared a cute picture of his son, Gabe, during a football match. 

Although Randy is pretty inactive on Instagram, his brother, Todd, has a much more active presence on the social networking platform. In January 2020, the reality TV star posted a throwback photo of himself and Randy as children. 

The photo features little Todd and Randy opening their Christmas gifts. Todd posted the photo to appreciate the sacrifices made by his mother, Faye. 

He captioned it,

“God bless my mama, she worked 60 hours a week in a textile mill to make sure we had everything we wanted and needed, I found this photo (me in the red) and Santa brought me a record player and my brother drums, it’s the little things that make me smile now as I get older … I love you mama.”