Family matters most to Todd Chrisley, and for good reason.

The star of the hit USA show Chrisley Knows Best sat down with E! News to chat about his daughter Lindsie Chrisley's decision to file for divorce from her husband Will Campbell.

And according to the reality patriarch, he's taken issue with how their relationship started from the get-go.

"I had a problem with the way the marriage started. Not just on Will's side but on my daughter's side as well," he explained to us.

"I don't' think that the marriage started out the way that it should have, and certainly not the way that a father would like to see a marriage start. You know, a father has his dreams when he has a child or a daughter that a young man is going to come and knock on the door one day and say, ‘Mr. Chrisley, I love your daughter so much and may I have her hand in marriage?' That never happened. The level of respect wasn't there."

Todd added, "Lindsie should have never condoned that kind of disrespect. I don't believe that people disrespect you unless you allow it. We never condoned that from our children, we don't condone it from a third party, but with that being said…they got married, they did very well on their own, they built their first home together, Will has been a hard worker and a very good provider for them and is an excellent father."

And as her father weighed in on the split, Lindsie explained that there's "a lot of hurt feelings there."

"It's hard to imagine life without someone who's been there through the past 7 years for everything, so that is very difficult for both of us."

Be sure to catch episodes of Chrisley Knows Best on USA every Tuesday at 10 p.m.

(E! and USA are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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