Julie Chrisley is an American reality TV star and personality who has amassed herself an army of loyal fans thanks to her down-to-earth attitude, her often comedic parenting style, and her devout faith. Her lavish lifestyle is aired for all to see, but what exactly does Julie Chrisley do for a living?
Julie Chrisley makes her living by starring in ‘Chrisley Knows Best’, a USA Network reality television show that follows the lives of her and her family. Away from the show, Julie is kept busy with guest appearances on other shows, podcasts, and — of course — being a mom!
There’s no doubt that she’s a busy lady, but what does Julie Chrisley actually spend her time doing? Let’s find out all about Julie’s role in ‘Chrisley Knows Best’, how involved she is in her children’s lives, and what else the reality TV personality does to keep herself busy.
‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Keeps Julie Chrisley Busy
Julie rose to fame by starring in the USA Network reality show ‘Chrisley Knows Best’. The show, which has been running since 2014, centers around the lives of Julie, her husband Todd Chrisley, and their family.
In its earlier days, ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ would only feature eight episodes a season, but since season four fans have been treated to a whopping 26 episodes per season — and when you consider the fact that Julie is in almost every episode, it’s clear that filming takes up a great deal of her time!
But that time comes at a premium and it’s rumored that Julie makes an estimated annual salary of USD $260,000.00, so it’s no wonder why she puts most of her energy towards the show.
As if starring in the show wasn’t enough, ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ has three spin-offs in which Julie appears; ‘According to Chrisley’, ‘Growing Up Chrisley’, and ‘What’s Cooking with Julie Chrisley’.
Julie also joins her husband in his ‘Chrisley Confessions’ podcast series, and spends time hand-selecting products to feature in their ‘Chrisley Boxes’.
Thanks to the resounding success of the show, Julie is also an in-demand guest for others. She has appeared on ‘Hollywood Game Night’, ‘FabLife’, ‘The View’, ‘The Today Show’, and more.
Being a Mom Is a Full-Time Job
Of course, a major factor in ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ is family and — more specifically — the parenting style of Todd and Julie.
Todd is overprotective, authoritative, and sometimes reluctant to let his children fly the coop and go off on their own. Julie, on the other hand, is much more relaxed and encourages her children to chase their dreams.
Julie has three children named Savannah, Chase, and Grayson. In addition, she and her husband have had full custody of their granddaughter Chloe — the daughter of Todd’s son Kyle from his first marriage — since she was six months old.
While Savannah and Chase are adults who live in California, Grayson and Chloe are still in school so Julie has her hands full with typical ‘school mom’ things like homework, school lunches, and balancing extracurriculars.
What Else Does Julie Chrisley Get Up To?
Being a mother and starring in ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ and its various spin-offs takes up plenty of Julie’s time, but she still manages to find the time to put energy into her hobbies and interests.
Julie’s main interest is cooking and she has proudly cooked her family three meals a day for the past two decades.
She loves cooking in her downtime, as well as for ‘What’s Cooking with Julie Chrisley’ where she shares how-to videos for classic Southern recipes like biscuits and gravy, banana pudding, and different cakes.
The star also started a food blog called ‘The Chrisley Kitchen’, in 2015 but she rarely posts on it and revealed in the episode ‘Failure to Launch’ that she was discouraged because it did not do well. In 2021, Julie revealed that she is working on a cookbook.
Aside from cooking, Julie has a handful of hobbies that she enjoys. Julie’s hobbies include traveling, photography, pole dancing, pilates, yoga, and walking.