Life ‘falls apart’ with parents in prison

Hosted by Savannah Chrisley Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley podcast. (Photo: Aaron Poole/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

On the latest episode of Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley podcast, host Savannah Chrisley reported on how she’s been doing since parents Todd and Julie reported to jail on January 17th.

That Chrisley knows best stars convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud in June are serving a combined 19 years behind bars: 12 years for Todd at Florida’s Federal Correctional Institution Pensacola and seven years for Julie at the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Ky.

“Last week was an extremely difficult week for my family as a whole and for each of us individually,” Savannah said at the top of the show. “We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a while, you know, for the foreseeable future, and it was really, really, really hard, and I haven’t done a podcast since then. That podcast, that airs today, as you see, was filmed before my life fell apart.”

She explained that the episode, which was filmed on January 12, Julie’s birthday, did not reflect the turmoil going on in her personal life now.

“It can seem happy, and during that time I think it’s because there was a lot of hope,” she said. “And I wasn’t facing the reality of the situation. So I just wanted to throw this in here to address that, because I know a lot of people are going to be like, ‘Huh, what’s this?’ and this was a little before life fell apart. And now podcasts that I do going forward will be posted.”

Savannah said the next episode will be a check on other family members.

“Next week I’m going to have a very intense one-on-one podcast with myself giving an update on where my life is, where things stand, how the kids are, nanny, all of the above, so… and give a update on my parents,” she said. “Because you guys don’t have one yet, and I’m really looking forward to giving that update because I’ve seen God work in the craziest circumstances.”

She also expressed gratitude to those who stood by the reality TV family.

“Thank you so much for supporting me, my family and Unlocked,” said Savannah, who has taken custody of 16-year-old brother Grayson and her niece, Chloe, who is 10 and was raised by Todd and Julie.

Meanwhile, the pair have maintained their innocence and their lawyer has said they plan to appeal.

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