USA Network had a chance to chat with Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best recently and ask him YOUR questions, submitted through Twitter and Facebook. As always, Todd didn't hold anything back. Here's what we learned...
Todd Chrisley: We make time for each other every day, we talk, and we just genuinely have a mutual respect for each other, a love that I've never experienced. I just can't imagine ever being with anyone other than her. I mean, that's my safe place and I know that I can trust her.
USA Network: How do you handle conflict?
Todd Chrisley: With Julie? Julie and I don't have a lot of conflict. Now, Julie is very disorganized and I'm not. And so that runs me crazy because I don't like to be around that. When you love someone, you kind of start saying, "Okay, you know what? Maybe they can't do that, it's just not their strong suit, so I'll do it for them." Where she's weak, I'm strong. Where's she strong, I'm weak. Actually, I don't know that I'm ever weak, so I take that back!
USA Network: Have you ever thought of doing stand-up?
Todd Chrisley: Oh, I did that when I was 16, but I don't remember her name.
USA Network: Comedy, Todd! Stand-up comedy!
Todd Chrisley: Oooh! No, I've never thought about doing that. That's not something that's on my bucket list.
USA Network: What did you think when you saw your mother working at Jim and Nick's?
Todd Chrisley: That was almost surreal because she was getting up every morning, supposedly to go for breakfast, so no one knew until about two weeks in. Well, Chase knew, but Chase didn't tell because Chase owed Mama money and she told him if he told, he'd have to pay her back. My mother's like a loan shark; she's like a bookie. I mean, she's hard core. I don't want my mother working because she is 72. I feel like she's worked her entire life and she should enjoy her life. But, at the end of the day, no one controls Faye. She is still employed.
USA Network: How do you maintain such patience with your children?
Todd Chrisley: I used to pray for patience and then my father-in-law, who's a Southern Baptist minister, said, "Son, don't pray for patience. Because when you pray for patience, the Lord gives you trials in order to help you gain patience." I no longer pray for patience. I think that I have patience with my children because it beats the alternative of doing hard time.