ICYMI: Todd Chrisley breaks his silence after conviction, plus more news

Silence broken

Todd Chrisley has broken his silence about his bank fraud and tax evasion conviction. “It has been a whirlwind. Lot of moving parts, lot of things going on in our lives and a lot of seeing God’s movements right now,” he said on the “Chrisley Confessions” podcast on June 20 — nearly two weeks after he and wife Julie Chrisley were found guilty of criminal bank fraud and tax evasion crimes in federal court. The reality TV family patriarch is staying strong but admitted, “It’s a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now.” In thanking fans for their support, he added, “We still hold steadfast in our faith and we trust that God will do what he does because God’s a miracle worker — and that’s what we’re holding out for. It’s a tough time right now, but we are grateful for each and every one of you that has taken the effort.” Todd also confirmed that he and his wife are planning to appeal.

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Daughter news

Elon Musk’s 18-year-old daughter has come out as transgender and renounced her famous last name. In an April court filing made public by TMZ on June 20, the teen petitioned to have her legal gender changed to female and to take the name Vivian Jenna Wilson, explaining the reason as “gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.” On June 23, it was reported that the court granted Vivian’s requests. The Tesla founder hasn’t publicly commented, but Vivian’s mother — Elon’s first ex-wife, author Justine Wilson — tweeted that she’s “proud” of her child, who has a twin brother. Interestingly, Elon tweeted about the transgender community back in 2020, writing, “I absolutely support trans, but all these pronouns are an esthetic nightmare.” He added, “pronouns suck.”

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SCOTUS reaction

Several celebrities took shots at the Supreme Court on June 23 after it struck down a century-old New York law that limits those who can carry concealed weapons outside their home. Donald Trump Jr. and Kevin Sorbo celebrated the decision, but others weren’t pleased. “The latest Supreme Court decision on firearms neglects to say the one thing that they actually meant to say; for whites only,” Ron Perlman tweeted. Jon Stewart referenced SCOTUS’ anticipated decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “Perhaps Roe can be salvaged if women reclassify their vaginas as holsters,” he wrote.

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Civil guilt

Although he’s no longer locked up, Bill Cosby’s legal issues aren’t behind him. A jury found the disgraced comedian liable in a civil case brought by Judy Huth, a woman who claimed he sexually assaulted her when she was a teen in the 1970s. She was awarded $500,000 in damages. The “Cosby Show” star was not in the courtroom when the verdict was read. The woman, who was 16 at the time, alleged that the comedy star molested her in a bedroom at the Playboy Mansion. “I was elated,” Judy said of the verdict. “It has been so many years, so many tears.” A spokesman for the former actor said the star was actually happy with the verdict. “What happened today wasn’t a victory, because they didn’t get the punitive damages,” the spokesperson said. 

Relationship timeout

After two years together, Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker have called it quits. “Kendall and Devin hit a rough patch recently and have been split for about a week and a half,” a source told E! News on June 22. Things apparently took a turn after the couple returned home from Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s May wedding in Italy. “They started to feel like they weren’t aligned and realized they have very different lifestyles,” the source said, adding that the model and reality TV star told the NBA player she wanted some time apart.

Dating again?

Scott Disick is back on the prowl: The reality TV star is reportedly dating Rod Stewart’s daughter Kimberly Stewart. The two were first linked in early June. Then, on June 18, Kimberly posted a photo of her famous father surveying Scott’s pantry, which she recently organized through her “luxury lifestyle organizing and curating company,” The Realm. If the romance is real, it would be a fairly drastic change for Scott, 39, who’s notorious for dating women much younger than him (Kimberly is 42). Back in 2015, there were also rumors that the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum and the blonde beauty — who shares a daughter with ex Benicio del Toro — were hooking up, which Kimberly denied at the time. 

Reality TV split

Another one bites the dust. Six months after Michelle Young chose Nayte Olukoya on the most recent finale of “The Bachelorette,” the couple decided to pull the plug. When their season wrapped, the couple was adamant that they were in it for the long haul. “I’m struggling to say that Nayte and I will be going our separate ways but I stand with him in knowing the heaviness that is present in both our hearts as this relationship has been very real for us,” the teacher wrote on her Instagram Stories. “To you, Nayte, you quickly became my best friend and the love I have for you is incredibly strong. I will never stop wanting to see you succeed.” Nayte added, “Michelle and I are going to move forward separately. Hearts are heavy, emotions are high and we are dealing with this the best way we can.”

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