Savannah Chrisley is going through a ‘really difficult’ time with the absence of her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, since they began their respective prison sentences.
The reality TV star, 25, got candid about the transition on Tuesday’s episode of her ‘Unlocked’ podcast – which was actually filmed on January 12, five days before he reportedly appeared in jail.
“So for those of you who know my family and have followed our lives and also followed my podcast, you know that the last week has been an extremely difficult week for my family as a whole and for each of us individually” , Savannah said. .
“We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a little while, for the foreseeable future. And it was really, really, really hard.
The ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ star went on to explain that the reason the podcast episode comes across as ‘happy-go-lucky’ is because it was filmed before her ‘life fell apart’ .
“I think it’s because there was a lot of hope and I wasn’t faced with the reality of the situation,” she added, noting that next week’s episode will be a “very intense one-on-one podcast with myself”. kind of giving an update on where my life is at.
Todd and Julie were sentenced to 19 years behind bars after being convicted of fraud and tax evasion in June 2022.
Todd, 53, is serving his 12-year sentence in Florida at Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, while Julie, 50, will serve seven years in Kentucky at Federal FMC Lexington.
Despite their lengthy sentences, Savannah has stood by her parents as the family continues to maintain her innocence.
Just last week, she vowed to ‘fight’ for her mother as the matriarch began her time in prison.
“I will forever fight for this smile ❤️ I love you mom,” she captioned a photo of Julie smiling on her Instagram story.
The Chrisleys were charged in August 2019 after allegedly submitting false documents to banks when applying for a loan. Julie also allegedly provided fake credit reports and bank statements while trying to secure a rental home in California.