Savannah Chrisley's 'life is falling apart' as parents Todd and Julie start prison terms for fraud
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA: Savannah Chrisley gave her fans a peek inside her turbulent lifestyle on Tuesday, January 24 as her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, started serving substantial federal prison terms. Chrisley, 25, talked about how she was coping with her "life falling apart."
On her podcast 'Unlocked', the reality TV star talked about learning that her parents had been guilty of a number of crimes, including bank fraud and tax evasion. Todd received a sentence of 12 years in federal prison, and Julie received a term of seven years, according to the Associated Press, for scamming banks out of more than $30 million through bogus loans. In the beginning of her most recent episode, Savannah stated, "So for those of you that are familiar with my family and have followed our lives and have also followed my podcast, you know that last week was an extremely difficult week for my family as a whole and for each of us individually."
The 'Chrisley Knows Best' star added, "We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a little bit of time, for the foreseeable future. And that was really, really, really tough." Despite the gloomy tone of her introduction, Savannah managed to make the rest of the episode cheerful as she interviewed her friend and producer Erin Dugan with a better mindset.
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Savannah also stated in the introduction, which seems to have been recorded after the interview, that she had not "filmed a podcast since" taping her most recent interview on January 12, which also happened to be her mother Julie's 50th birthday.
Savannah said, "The podcast that is going to be airing today that you're watching was filmed prior to my life falling apart, so it may seem happy-go-lucky. I think it's because there was a lot of hope that was had and I wasn't faced with the reality of the situation." She claimed that future episodes will depict her new life after her parents' severe prison sentences begins.
Savannah stated, "So I just kind of wanted to throw this in there to address that because I know a lot of people are gonna be like, 'Whoa, what is this?' And this was kind of pre-life falling apart. And now podcasts that I do going forward will be post. So I hope that kind of helps you understand things."
In her next episode, Savannah offered to give a "very intense one-on-one podcast with myself kind of giving an update on where my life's at." Savannah recently claimed that the prison sentence her parents are serving is affecting more than just their lives because she will now be taking custody of her niece Chloe, 10, and brother Grayson, 16.
"I'm really looking forward to giving that update because I've seen God work in the craziest of circumstances. So until then, I hope you enjoy this week's podcast. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for supporting me, my family and Unlocked," Savannah stated.