Fans will get to continue to follow along with the Chrisleys because Season 6 of their USA reality TV series Chrisley Knows Best is set to premiere tonight! The family will pick up right where they left off, with Nanny Faye pranking patriarch Todd Chrisley, Chase Chrisley will celebrate his 21st birthday, and Savannah Chrisley will have her own fashion show. But things won't be all fun and games — Todd's wife Julie Chrisley will also get an update on her health diagnosis.
Back in 2012, Todd urged his wife to go for a routine mammogram even though she was only 39 years old and the American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer suggests that women start the screening at 40 years old. It's a good thing she listened to her hubby, because even though she was diagnosed with breast cancer, doctors were able to treat her quickly and successfully because of the early detection.
"I had a lump. I had a double mastectomy that same March and I am two years cancer free now. So I guess Chrisley really does know best,” the former pageant star told Life & Style in a 2014 interview.
In 2015, she celebrated her third year cancer-free. Since she was dignosed, the mom-of-three — she shares 21-year-old son Chase, 20-year-old daughter Savannah, and 11-year-old son Grayson with Todd — has been committed to raising breast cancer awareness, and she is grateful that she is able to have the privilege to do so.
"It is truly been a blessing over these past three years. My breast cancer was caught very early and I am cancer-free," she told OK in 2015. "Over the whole process yes, there’s been some hard times but I’m blessed."
View this post on Instagram
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to the most beautiful kind hearted woman that I know! I don't even know where to begin…thank you for every single sacrifice that you have made in order for my dreams to come true…I could never thank you enough. Thank you for showing me what unconditional love truly is…you've ALWAYS been there for me even when I thought I didn't need you…I just hope one day I can be half the mother you have been!! I love you Mama ❤️ #happymothersday @juliechrisley
That same year, Julie walked in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with her daughter Savannah, and they cherish their mother-daughter bond even more now after Julie's cancer battle. Earlier this year, Savannah wrote the sweetest tribute to her mama for Mother's Day on Instagram.
"I don't even know where to begin…thank you for every single sacrifice that you have made in order for my dreams to come true…I could never thank you enough," she wrote. "Thank you for showing me what unconditional love truly is…you've ALWAYS [sic] been there for me even when I thought I didn't need you…I just hope one day I can be half the mother you have been!!"
Have a tip? Send it to us! Email In Touch at email@example.com.