Savannah Chrisley says her parents are doing well in prison.
In an episode of her podcast “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley,” recorded Jan. 24 and released Tuesday, the younger Chrisley offered an update on her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley. who recently began serving sentences in federal prisons for fraud and tax crimes.
Savannah Chrisley said the family is “doing fine.”
“It’s hard when your normal isn’t your normal anymore,” she said emotionally during the podcast. “From what I’ve known for 25 years, my parents are gone and it’s hard. My dad is my best friend and I don’t have to just pick up the phone and call.
The couple was convicted of conspiring to defraud banks out of more than $30 million in loans. The “Chrisley Knows Best” star and his accountant, Peter Tarantino, were also convicted of multiple tax crimes.
Their daughter is looking after her siblings Grayson, 16, and Chloe, 10 (Chloe is the daughter of Chrisley’s son, Kyle, whom they adopted). The 25-year-old spoke about the challenges of raising her siblings without her parents.
“Last night, Gray had a meltdown and he’s trying to process my parents and the situation they’re in and that’s not the image he wants for them,” she said.
She also read part of an email from her father in which he gave her advice on how to care for the two children.
“I want you to give yourself some grace,” Savannah Chrisley read from her father’s email. “Love the real Savannah, the one I picked up who lights up a room with her kindness and compassion, not the one the world wants to see.”
As for her mother, she said she’s “doing really well to be honest.”
“It sounds crazy for me to say, ‘Well, they’re doing really well,’ but they are,” the podcaster said. “My mom, she’s made friends, she’s busy, she’s going to church, she’s working, she’s playing some speed.”
Todd Chrisley FPC Pensacola is serving 12 years in a minimum security facility in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie Chrisley is serving seven years at FMC Lexington, Kentucky.
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