Todd Chrisley‘s son Kyle revealed he was hospitalized last week after a bad reaction to new medicine led him to attempt suicide.
“I take medication and I had a bad side effect to it and I tried to take my own life,” Kyle, 27, revealed on Thursday’s episode of the “Chrisley Confessions” podcast. “With the meds, I got all kinds of crazy thinking going on.”
Todd, 50, added: “Well, I think some of the medications they put you on — that you had not been on — one of the side effects is suicidal tendencies and we’re now off of that.”
Todd first posted a photo of Kyle surrounded by family in the hospital last week.
“NOT TODAY SATAN, NOT TODAY… God shows up and shows out , now won’t he do it ? Kyle is great and we are back to the grind ..” He captioned the shot.
Kyle’s hospitalization comes after he was busted for alleged drug possession in May.
Meanwhile, Todd and his wife Julie were charged with tax evasion and fraud in August.
“Todd and Julie Chrisley are charged not only with defrauding a number of banks by fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars in loans, but also with allegedly cheating taxpayers by actively evading paying federal taxes on the money they earned,” US Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said at the time of the indictment.
The couple has denied any wrongdoing. The case is still ongoing.
STACEY Solomon has revealed she is going to stop homeschooling her eldest son and send him to secondary school this September.
The Loose Women star homeschooled Zachary, 11, for two years alongside his seven-year-old brother Leighton.
But taking to Instagram on Sunday to celebrate her two kids coming back from holiday with their respective dads, she revealed the big news.
Stacey, 29, shared a photo of the two boys alongside her youngest Rex and partner Joe Swash, saying: "The boys are back in town. I've loved having some one on one time with Rex over the last 2 weeks but I can't tell you how happy my heart is that all of my boys are back home and on the sofa giving me the best cuddles I could wish for!
"Summer is nearly over. This one is an emotional one for me because after 2 years of homeschooling Zachary is off to secondary School and I just can't believe how quickly it's come around.
"I'm going to make the most of the last few days of the holidays before my baby becomes a big boy! (He will always be my baby). P.S. Rex's face cracks me up!"
She then appealed to her fans for some help with the big change: "P.P.S is anyone else's babies off to secondary school? Or recently started? What's your best advise, hacks, tips?"
Stacey has taught the two kids with the help of a tutor for nearly two years.
The singer revealed in 2018 that she was homeschooling her children after she noticed changes in Zachary's behaviour.
When her bright and bubbly son was coming home disheartened, she wondered whether school was the right thing for him.
She wrote in her Fabulous column last year: "Before that, he was often cheeky and making jokes, he never worried what people thought of him. He was a happy-go-lucky child, always inquisitive and wanting to know EVERYTHING about everything."
Then he entered Year Two and things started to change: "He would come home from school embarrassed to make jokes and be silly and he became very quiet and a little sad.
"We spoke about this a lot and he explained to me that his behaviour was deemed naughty and disruptive by teachers and not cool by his peers."
However, not everyone supported her decision and she clashed with fellow Loose Woman panellist Janet Street Porter in April after the 79-year-old claimed homeschooled children live in a "pampered and enclosed world".
Stacey hit back saying her children still received experience of the outside world and she didn't lock them in the house.
She told the panel: "I am really passionate about the common misconception that children don't socialise or experience real life events outside of a playground.
"The reality for me is that actually, my children don't have one nuclear set of friends.
They go to lots of different clubs and are in lots of different social circumstances where they develop their socialising skills in a really positive, brilliant way."
Mother who didn’t tell her only child, 14, he was dying of an incurable brain tumour – only to discover after his death he had known all along – says new baby has filled the ’emptiness’
Namrata and Bhavesh Pandya, from London, lost son Khushil, 14, to brain tumour
After first anniversary of death last September, decided to try for another baby
Namrata became pregnant straight away and gave birth to her daughter Khushi
She tells Khushi about her big brother ‘who will always be part of our family’
A mother who didn’t tell her teenage son he was dying – only to discover after his death that he had known all along – has revealed how a new baby has filled the ’emptiness’ in her life.
Namrata Pandya, 39, from London, was left devastated when her only son Khushil, 14, died from a brain tumour two years ago.
A year after his death, she became pregnant again and recently welcomed daughter Khushi in June, who she said has brought new light into her life.
She revealed: ‘Khushi will never fill the gap left by her brother – that’s impossible – but she fills the emptiness Bhavesh and I felt inside after Khushil died.’
Namrata Pandya, 39, from London,and her husband Bhavesh, 45, were left devastated when their son Khushil died, and say their newborn daughter Khushi has filled an ’emptiness’ in their life
When keen student Khushil developed a squint in his left eye, Namrata and Bhavesh just thought he needed glasses.
But the family’s world was turned upside down when Khushil was diagnosed with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) in March 2015, and given six to nine months to live.
The family’s heartache started when Khushil had an optician check-up for the squint in his left eye.
After the examination found swelling behind his eye, he was sent to an eye hospital and then to his local hospital.
The couple were heartbroken when they discovered their fourteen-year-old son Khusil had a brain tumour
The following morning, an MRI revealed he had a brain tumour. The scan was sent to University College Hospital, London which confirmed it was cancerous.
‘At first, couldn’t even cry – I felt frozen,’ said Namrata, ‘I couldn’t believe that in a second our happy life had been snatched away.
‘When Khushil was little, we’d snuggle up on the settee watching his favourite cartoons Scooby Doo and Sponge Bob Square Pants.
‘Then he loved nature programmes like David Attenborough’s Blue Planet and Steve Backshall’s shows.
The couple chose not to tell their son about his fatal brain tumour, as they wanted him to continue dreaming about growing up
‘He was so loving and very protective of me. His smile lit up the room. Bhavesh was his partner in crime and they were always playing tricks on one another.
‘We enjoyed holidays including trips to India to visit our families, playing board games and table tennis – we just loved being together.
‘Khushil used to joke, ‘Buy one, get two free!’
The couple got the worst possible news when Khushil had another scan at UCLH, revealing his tumour was a DIPG – which has no cure and no child has ever survived.
Mother Namrata said when she discovered Khushil had a brain tumour, she ‘froze’ and ‘couldn’t believe’ what was happening
‘We were told us that Khushil had six to nine months to live,’ said Namrata.
She said: ‘It taken me nine months to carry Khushil and give birth to him – now he had nine months to live. It was impossible to take in that nothing could be done for him. How could I accept that there was no hope?’
The only available treatment was radiotherapy which could buy them some extra time.
Namrata and Bhavesh decided not to tell Khushil he was dying because they wanted to protect him.
Namrata revealed her son dreamed of being a scientist or zoologist and loved animal programmes (pictured playing at the beach)
‘It’s the last decision any parent wants to be faced with – and some parents may not agree with us – but it felt right not to tell him,’ said Namrata.
‘We didn’t want him to lose hope that one day he would grow up to realise his dream of being a scientist or zoologist. We didn’t want him to stop living his best life possible.’
The couple vowed to make the most of the time Khushil had left, and drew up a wish list of things he wanted to do.
They took him on trips to safari parks, to Planet Hollywood, organised for him to meet his heroes Dynamo and presenter Steve Backshall, and even Wayne Rooney when the Manchester United fan watched a match from Old Trafford’s directors’ box.
Back at home after a trip to Alaska in August 2016 – when Khushil’s face ‘lit up in wonder’ at the Northern Lights – a scan showed that Khushil’s tumour had started growing again.
The couple vowed to make the most of Khushil’s time, with the little boy meeting one of his heroes Steve Backshall (pictured together)
Over the following months, his symptoms got worse including a limp in his right leg, slurred speech and difficulties swallowing.
But, despite being in a wheelchair by then, he went on his Duke of Edinburgh expedition in June 2017 and got his bronze award.
Khushil died in his parents’ arms at home on September 4, 2017 and, after his death, Namrata found his diary in his book cupboard.
She read an entry in his familiar handwriting after his diagnosis in March 2015: ‘From day one, I knew the consequences.’
The little boy went on to meet one of his heroes Manchester United player Wayne Rooney before watching a game at Old Trafford
In that split second, Namrata knew that her son had known all along that he was dying, but hadn’t told his parents because he didn’t want to cause them any more pain.
‘We’d thought we were protecting Khushil – but really he was protecting us,’ said Namrata.
The couple set up the Khushil Pandya Fund with The Brain Tumour Charity to raise money for research into DIPG.
‘We still find it hard to accept that nothing could be done for our son and that no progress has been made in treatments for DIPG for over 50 years,’ said Namrata.
After her son’s death, Namrata has been vocal about supporting The Brain Tumour Charity to raise money for research (pictured at a fundraiser)
‘I cannot accept there are no answers and I’m driven to help The Brain Tumour Charity give other children hope in Khushil’s memory.’
Namrata revealed: ‘It felt like I’d lost the light of my life.’
Inspired by Khushil’s courage and the knowledge he would have wanted them to be happy, the devastated couple slowly tried to piece their scrambled life together.
The year anniversary of Khushil’s death last September and Namrata’s ‘cathartic’ book about her son, Perception, published on what would have been Khushil’s 16th birthday December 8 last year, felt like a turning point.
About Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPGs)
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma or ‘DIPG’ is the second most common type of primary, high grade brain tumour in children.
DIPG is a type of high grade brain tumour which are highly aggressive and difficult to treat.
High grade brain tumours tend to grow quickly and are more likely to spread to other parts of the brain or spinal cord.
They are sometimes referred to as being ‘malignant’ or ‘cancerous’.
DIPGs originate in an area of the brain, and more specifically the brainstem, called the pons.
The pons is an area deep within the lower part of the brain which is responsible for a number of critical bodily functions, such as breathing, sleeping and blood pressure.
Source: Brain Tumour Charity
And Namrata and Bhavesh, who did their best ‘to be a two instead of a three’ knew there was only one way they could be happy again.
Namrata said: ‘When Khushil was alive, the house was full of fun and laughter. But without him, it felt empty and we felt empty inside.
‘I ached to hold another baby in my arms, to fill the emptiness inside that couldn’t be filled however much Bhavesh and I loved each other.’
Their decision was backed by their GP, who had helped them care for Khushil, who told them: ‘I want you and Bhavesh to be happy again- I think you should have another baby.’
Namrata said before welcoming her daughter she ‘ached’ to hold another baby, and said her daughter Khushi filled an ’emptiness inside’
Shortly after they began trying for a baby, Namrata became pregnant, revealing: ‘I bought a home pregnancy test and did it at 5am when I woke up.
‘When it was positive, I couldn’t believe it so I put in in the drawer and went back to sleep!’
She continued: ‘When Bhavesh woke up at 6am, I showed it to him and put it back in the drawer again.
‘I half-thought it would say something different when we woke up later, but it didn’t.’
Namrata said she was stunned by how much her baby daughter looked like her late teenage son
The couple hugged each other in tears, with Namrata revealing: ‘I couldn’t believe I was pregnant so quickly, but it feels like it was meant to be.’
‘We were happy but overcome with emotion as we remembered the moment I’d found out I was pregnant with Khushil 17 years before.’
Namrata’ s pregnancy was punctuated with those bittersweet feelings as a new life grew inside her while she still grieved for Khushil and had flashbacks of being pregnant with him.
Poignantly, she told her unborn child all about their special big brother and how she’d always longed to be a mother – a dream that came true when she gave birth to son Khushil on December 8, 2002.
Namrata said she is keen to keep Khushil’s memory alive by telling his younger daughter stories about him
‘I finally had the most precious title in the world – Mum,’ said Namrata.
‘I’d sit on Khushil’s bed in his room – which is exactly as he left it with all his wildlife and nature posters on the walls – and rub my bump, talking about their big brother and what he was like.’
As her pregnancy progressed, Namrata’s bond with her unborn child got stronger, hand-in-hand with feeling even closer to Khushil.
‘He’d always been so protective of me and it felt like he was still watching over us and had sent me another baby,’ she said.
Namrata said she always tells people she has two children – because her son continues to live on in her heart
‘We didn’t find out the baby’s sex – part of me wanted another boy while Bhavesh thought it might be better for us emotionally if we had a girl.
‘But, most of all, we felt blessed I was pregnant and knew we’d love and treasure our baby whatever sex they were.
‘Our family and friends were so happy for us when we told them were having another baby.’
On June 20 2019, Namrata gave birth to her daughter Khushi with Bhavesh at her side, revealing: ‘It was so emotional and she was the image of Khushil as a baby – the exact same hair-line and profile.’
Namrata revealed she falls ‘more in love’ with her daughter every day, and is overjoyed her house is once again filled with laughter
‘The moment I looked into her eyes, I fell in love and felt the same overwhelming protectiveness I’d felt for Khushil.’
And they cherish every second with her even more after losing Khushil.
Brain Tumour Charity
Sarah Lindsell, chief executive of The Brain Tumour Charity, said: ‘Our warmest wishes and congratulations go to Namrata and Bhavesh as they celebrate their daughter’s birth.
‘We are so sorry Khushi will never meet her big brother and hugely grateful for Namrata and Bhavesh’s support in raising awareness and money to help us fund vital research into brain tumours – the biggest cancer killer of children and under-40s.’
Now Khushil’s legacy of love is teaching Namrata how to be a mother.
She said: ‘I fall more in love with my daughter every day and our house is filled with laughter again.’
‘At first Khushi reminded me so much of Khushil but now she is developing her own personality – she’s sweet and feisty – and, like her brother, I think she’ll be very strong-willed,’ she said.
‘If people ask how many children we have, I say two because Khushil lives on in our hearts.
Namrata explained: ‘He taught me how to be a mother – and a better person – I’ll always feel privileged I was his mum.
‘Our beautiful boy always be part of our family and would have adored Khushi – I’ll tell her all about her big brother as she grows up.’
Suge Knight is giving his son love advice from behind bars.
As seen in an exclusive sneak peek of VH1’s new show “Love & Listings,” the disgraced music producer called his son Suge Jacob Knight from Richard Donovan Correctional Facility while serving time for running over and killing a man.
The clip begins with Jacob starting to shave his face. He then explains in a confessional that “the communication ban has been lifted,” saying, “I haven’t talked to my dad in three years. I want him to know that things are OK out here … This phone call means a lot to me. I really just want to hear my father’s voice.”
“They wouldn’t let me get no phone calls in the county jail,” Suge said. “No phone calls. No visits. And I wanted to hire an attorney, the judge had to approve it. The county counselor had to approve it. Bunch of bulls–t. Anyway, what’s good with you?”
“Getting ready to shave,” Jacob responded. “… I got facial hair now.”
“That little yellow peach fuzz you got right there?” Suge teased.
“It ain’t peach fuzz, dawg,” he smiled. “I been doing what you told me to do.”
“The only thing I know, is people say can get hair on your face is you know, it involves a woman,” Suge joked.
“No, no, man. I got the hair on my face, cuz, you know, I been doing my push-ups, you know what I’m saying?,” Jacob said as he wiped the shaving cream off of his face.
But Suge insisted to his son, “Push-ups makes your muscles grow, but push-ups don’t make hair on your face grow,” later adding that “making a woman feel good” does.
Suge, 54, was sentenced to 28 years behind bars in 2018 for running over and killing a man in 2015. He was out on bail for a robbery case when he repeatedly drove his pickup truck over Cle “Bone” Sloan and fatally hitting Terry Carter before leaving the scene. Sloan survived the attack.
Suge also told his son about women: “I used to always tell you, if you chase women, you’ll end up with no money. If you chase money, get the money, women chase you.”
Jacob assured his father that he was doing well, saying, “Before you went in, Pops, I was chasing the girls and stuff like that. But my head been focused.”
“My dad’s plan for me was to follow his lead and go into music,” he explained in a confessional. “But over the last couple of year, I realized that was his dream, not mine.”
He then told his father he wants to go into real estate. The eight-episode “Love & Listings” follows a group of up-and-coming agents from Southern California who work with celebrity clientele, including Jermaine Dupri, Jordin Sparks, Amber Rose, Ray J, Brandy Norwood and Laz Alonso. Suge Jacob is a real estate trainee who wants to “recover his family legacy,” per a news release.
Jacob said he thought he “could make a lot of money” in real estate.
But Suge advised, “You know how you judge a man’s wealth? By his happiness.”
“His happiness?” Suge Jacob reaffirmed.
“So the most important thing about life is you gotta be happy, no matter what it is,” Suge continued. “If you’re so tired, you can’t tell the difference if you’re eating a lobster or you’re eating a hot dog. But if you’re gonna do real estate, be the best at it. Put your heart into it and give it your all.”
The first two episode of The Loudest Voice have followed Roger Ailes as he raised and cultivated Fox News from an idea in Rupert Murdoch’s mind into a full-blown cable news powerhouse. However, throughout the limited series, viewers also show how Ailes was as a father. Roger Ailes’ son, Zachary Ailes, played by Brady Jenness, is portrayed as a precocious and someone emotionally neglected kid. Although his role in The Loudest Voice is rather minor, Zac has championed his father’s legacy in real life.
Zac was just 17 years old when his father died in 2017, but Roger told Zef Chavets, author of the book Roger Ailes: Off Camera, that it was his intention to spend as much time as possible with his son before he passed away. "I never really knew much about my father’s life, what it was really like," Ailes told Chavets in an excerpt from the book published in Vanity Fair. He added, "I’m not going to be here forever and I want Zac to know me." The same excerpt also recounts a time when Ailes went to his son’s baseball game to cheer — and jeer — him on. Much like in the Loudest Voice, the excerpt portrays a stern yet concerned and loving father.
If anything, it appears that Ailes and his son Zac did have a close bond. And that the teen is fiercely loyal to his controversial father. Zac celebrated his father by reportedly using Roger’s funeral to threaten the many people who "betrayed" his father. According to The Washington Post, the teenager spoke passionately at a luncheon after his father’s funeral, referencing the women who had come forward with sexual harassment allegations against the former CEO.
"I want all the people who betrayed my father to know that I’m coming after them and hell is coming with me," Zac said. He added that his father considered all of the people who "hated him" a measure of success.
Zac may be threatening that "hell" is coming with him as he attacks the people who shared allegations against his father, but beyond that his current life trajectory is unclear to the public. He hasn’t been in the news much since his infamous remarks at Roger’s funeral, which is pretty normal for a teenager. Living in the pubic eye as Roger Ailes’ son cannot be easy. Neither him or his mother have commented on the most recent Showtime series that also depicts their home life as a somewhat contentious one.
In addition to the $250,000 left to him in his father’s will, according to the Daily Mail, Zac will also be inheriting full control of his father’s estate when he turns 36 years old. While Zac won’t be turning 36 for a while, that leaves him plenty of time to plan on what to do with Ailes’ estate once he inherits it.
After all, Roger didn’t start Fox News, his life’s most impactful work, until he was 55 years old, so he has time to figure out what he wants to do and just how much he wants to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden first learned from Page Six that his younger son, Hunter, was having an affair with the widow of his late, elder son, Beau, according to a new report.
In a tell-all New Yorker interview, the mag reveals that the former vice president didn’t know about the controversial liaison between Hunter and Hallie Biden until Page Six reached out for comment in 2017 — and Hunter begged his dad to issue a statement blessing their relationship.
“I said, ‘Dad, Dad, you have to.’ He said, ‘Hunter, I don’t know if I should. But I’ll do whatever you want me to do,’” he tells the magazine.
“I said, ‘Dad, if people find out, but they think you’re not approving of this, it makes it seem wrong. The kids have to know, Dad, that there’s nothing wrong with this, and the one person who can tell them that is you.’”
Page Six first reported in March 2017 that the still-married Hunter and his sister-in-law Hallie had struck up a relationship following Beau’s death in May 2015.
The news came after Hunter’s estranged wife Kathleen filed for divorce — claiming in court papers that he was blowing the family’s money on booze, drugs, prostitutes and strippers.
Hunter claimed to the New Yorker that he’d never hired prostitutes and hadn’t been to a strip club in years — but said that straight after the story was published: “I went directly to a strip club. I said, ‘F–k them.’”