Savannah Chrisley will take care of her younger brother and her niece, since their parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, were sentenced to prison for fraud and tax crimes.
Chrisley opened up about the custody arrangement on her “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley” podcast in an episode posted Tuesday, during which she said she knew her parents might not come home.
“I can go home without both my parents,” she said before her sentencing on Monday. “Those are the possibilities. That’s the probability, and that’s my new normal.”
She continued: “I came home Tuesday and I have custody of a 16-year-old and a 10-year-old, and we spent our first Thanksgiving not as a family.”
“I have never been away from my family during the holidays,” he said. “I’m just asking you to come forward and understand where I’m coming from and have a little grace for me and my family and stop making 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 being convicted in June of conspiring to defraud banks of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans.
Savannah Chrisley, 25, the couple’s eldest daughter, said her prison terms force her to mourn “the loss of parents who are still alive.”