Savannah Chrisley will be taking care of her younger brother and niece as her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley have been sentenced to prison for fraud and tax crimes.
Chrisley spoke about the custody arrangement on her podcast “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley” in an episode published Tuesday, saying she knew it was possible her parents wouldn’t come home.
“Maybe I’ll come home without both my parents,” she said ahead of their sentencing on Monday. “That’s what the odds are. That’s the opportunity, and that’s my new normal.”
She continued, “I come home on Tuesday and I have custody of a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old, and we’re not spending our first Thanksgiving as a family.”
“I’ve never been away from my family during the holidays,” she said. “I’m just asking you to show up and understand where I’m coming from and have some mercy on me and my family and stop with the negative comments because it hurts.”
Todd Chrisley was sentenced to 12 years in prison with three years of supervised release. Julie Chrisley was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years on supervised release after pleading guilty in June to conspiracy to defraud banks of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans.
Savannah Chrisley, 25, the couple’s eldest daughter, said the prison sentences force her to mourn “the loss of parents who are still alive”.