“Chrisley Knows Best” star Savannah Chrisley is struggling with the reality of her parents’ absence and says her life is “falling apart” after their respective prison sentences for tax evasion began last week.
At the start of Tuesday’s episode of her “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley” podcast, the 25-year-old reality star acknowledged the prison-sized elephant in the room and provided a quick update on her family life.
“So for those of you who are familiar with my family and have followed our lives and have also followed my podcast, you know that this past week has been an extremely difficult week for my family as a whole and for each of us individually,” he said. Chrisley. . “We had to say goodbye to my parents for a while, for the foreseeable future. And that was very, very, very difficult.”
The “Growing Up Chrisley” star said she hasn’t recorded a new podcast since before her parents left. Instead, the episode that aired on Tuesday, a lighthearted and light-hearted conversation with her podcast producer and childhood friend Erin Dugan, was recorded on January 12. Todd and Julie Chrisley headed to separate prisons on January 17.
The husband and wife, best known for the USA Network family reality series “Chrisley Knows Best,” were convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud in June 2022.
Todd Chrisley will serve 12 years at Camp Pensacola Sunshine State Federal Prison, while Julie Chrisley will serve her seven-year sentence at Lexington Federal Medical Center, a women’s prison in Kentucky. Both face 16 months of probation after their release.
“The podcast you’re watching today was filmed before my life fell apart, so it may seem happy during that time,” Savannah Chrisley explained. “I think it’s because there was a lot of hope and I didn’t face the reality of the situation.”
“So I just wanted to include this to address that because I know a lot of people will say, ‘What is this?’ And that [pre-recorded episode] it was a kind of pre-life falling apart. And now the podcasts you do in the future will be later. So I hope that helps you understand things,” she added.
Chrisley said next week’s episode will be a “very intense one-on-one podcast with myself to give an update on where my life is, where things are.” He also plans to share how her 16-year-old brother Grayson, 10-year-old niece Chloe, her grandmother “Nanny Faye” and her parents are doing.
“I really want to give that update because I have seen God work in the craziest of circumstances. So until then, I hope you enjoy this week’s podcast,” he said, adding, “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for supporting me, my family, and ‘Unlocked.’”