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Julie and Todd Chrisley share custody of their 8-year-old granddaughter, Chloe

By Benjamin VanHoose
January 27, 2021 09:01 AM
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Julie Chrisley is getting candid about racist comments lodged against her 8-year-old granddaughter online.

The Chrisley Knows Best star, 48, and her husband, Todd Chrisley, share custody of their granddaughter, Chloe, who is biracial and the child of Todd's estranged son, Kyle. The grandparents have dealt with racist commenters on social media in the past but Julie recently told Page Six that the harsh messages are all too common.

"I can deal with just about anything, but the things that people have said about her on social media are absolutely unfathomable," she told the outlet. "It breaks my heart and it makes me realize just how far we as a country still have to go."

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"The things that people will say because they're sitting behind a keyboard in a basement bedroom somewhere is just unbelievable," added Julie.

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Celebrating Chloe's 8th birthday back in November, Julie wrote a sweet tribute to her granddaughter on Instagram, sharing a gallery of snapshots of the girl smiling and playing dress-up.

"Happy Birthday to my precious Coco! You are a blessing to our entire family!" wrote Julie. "Always know that you are worthy, beautiful inside and out, and you are going to do amazing things! Keep those shoes on because you, my special child will be walking on the glass from the ceilings you will shatter!"

Todd, 51, also penned a birthday shout-out to Chloe at the time, writing, "Happy birthday my sweet Angel Chloe, you've changed our lives and you will change the world, with all my heart and to the moon and back, I love you."

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Speaking with PEOPLE back in 2018, Todd opened up about raising Chloe. "She has literally changed our lives in so many different ways," he said at the time. "She's opened our minds to so many things that we didn't even know existed."

"We had never dealt with racism," he continued. "We have learned that it's a very prevalent situation in this country. We learned that, unfortunately, the hard way with negative things that were said about her on social media."

"We made a conscious decision that she is our child, she is our family member, and we're not going to be a part of anything that causes her to feel less than," Todd added.

Chrisley Knows Best airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on USA Network