The Chrisley Knows Best family is still adjusting to their new way of life after their patriarch and matriarch, Todd and Julie Chrisley, reported to jail last week to begin serving their combined 19 years in prison after being found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud.
Their daughter Savannah Chrisley is having an especially difficult time navigating her new reality without her parents by her side. She revealed in the latest episode of her podcast, Unlocked, that her “life is falling apart.”
“Last week was extremely difficult for my family as a whole and each of us individually,” Savannah told her listeners in an opening segment ahead of the pre-recorded episode. “We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for somewhat, for a little bit of time for the foreseeable future, and that was really, really, really tough. I haven’t filmed a podcast since then. The podcast today was filmed prior to my life falling apart.”
Savannah continued by saying that she may seem “happy-go-lucky” in the podcast, but that it was only due to the fact that she hadn’t “faced the reality” of her family’s situation. However, she vowed that in the next episode of Unlocked, she will give her followers “a very intense one-on-one podcast.”
“[I’ll be] giving an update where my life is at, where things stand, how the kiddos are, Nanny, all the above, and give an update on my parents. Because you don’t have one yet,” she promised. “I’m really looking forward to giving that update because I’ve seen God work in the craziest of circumstances.”
Savannah’s older half-sister, Lindsie Chrisley, is dealing with Todd and Julie’s incarceration in her own way. It was revealed that she and her fan-favorite grandmother, “Nanny Faye” Chrisley, recently visited Todd in Florida at the Federal Correctional Institute Pensacola where he is serving his 12-year sentence.
Lindsie opened up about her “little road trip” on her podcast, Southern Tea.
“It was just not the best week for me. The emotions associated with all of that and my parents, and my siblings, and my grandmother [was a lot.]”
Lindsie also said that people began to question the motives behind her visit after she was spotted hitting the beach over the weekend.
“This past weekend there was a thread about people trying to figure out what beach I was at and why I was there,” she said. “If it was my parents’ beach house, if it was a new condo.”
Later, Lindsie stated that she’s still “adjusting” to her family’s new normal, and that even though the “outcome wasn’t what [she] wanted,” she has found that she now has a “sense of peace and closure.”
But closure is not on Todd and Julie’s radar. The couple has adamantly defended their innocence and vowed to appeal their guilty verdicts rigorously, and their attorney has asserted that their trial was “marred by serious and repeated errors” on the prosecution’s part.