Savannah Chrisley will be taking care of her younger brother and niece after her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley are sentenced to prison for fraud and tax crimes.
Chrisley spoke about the custody arrangement on her podcast “Unlock With Savannah Chrisley” in an episode published Tuesday, during which she said she knew it was a possibility that her parents would not be home.
“I can come home without both my parents,” she said Monday before her sentencing. “That’s the possibility. That’s the possibility, and it’s my new normal.
She continued: “I come home Tuesday, and I have custody of a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old, and we don’t spend our first Thanksgiving as a family.”
“I’ve never been away from my family for the holidays,” she said. “I just ask for you to show up and understand where I’m coming from and do some grace for me and my family and stop 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 of supervised release after pleading guilty in June to conspiracy to defraud banks of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans.
The couple’s eldest daughter, Savannah Chrisley, 25, said her prison terms were straining her “to the loss of a still-living parent”.