Savannah Chrisley told she has custody of her brother Grayson and niece Chloe after her parents, Todd and Juliet Chrisleywere sentenced to imprisonment.
“Maybe I will come home without both my parents. That’s what the odds are,” the Chrisley growing up said alum on Monday, Nov. 21 episode of her podcast “Unlocked.” “That’s the opportunity, and that’s my new normal.”
Us weekly confirmed on Monday that Todd, 53, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, while his wife, 49, will spend seven years behind bars. Both TV personalities must also serve 16 months probation. Savannah’s podcast episode went live shortly before the couple received their sentence.
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 have never been away from my family during the holidays.”
Along with Savannah, Todd and South Carolina-born sons share Pursuit26, and Grayson, 16. The real estate magnate is also the father of Lindsie33, and Kyle31, which he shares with ex-wife Teresa Terry. In 2013, Todd was awarded custody of his granddaughter, Chloe, 10, amid Kyle’s personal struggles.
The younger brother of the founder of Sassy by Savannah was recently involved in a car accident before their parents found out. The teenager reportedly suffered a possible head injury and was taken to hospital after the crash on Saturday, November 12. The reality star did not elaborate on her brother’s incident while opening up about her family’s hardships.
During the podcast, the Georgia native also reflected on the biggest challenge of her new responsibility.
“[I’m] trying to navigate how to teach two younger kids who aren’t fully developed and… make them understand the circumstances,” she confessed, promising to give Grayson and Chloe “love and hugs” as their guardian. “That’s really, really hard.”
Todd and Julie were indicted in 2019 on 12 counts of tax evasion, banking and electronic fraud, and conspiracy. Todd denied the claims in a lengthy statement at the time, claiming that their former employee Mark Braddock tried to get “revenge” against him and his wife and brought “fake documents to the US Attorney’s office”.
Following the news of the couple’s conviction, the three reality shows the family has starred in – Chrisley knows best, Chrisley growing up and Love Lime – have reportedly been canceled by USA Network. deadline reported that Chrisley knows bestwhich began in 2014 and will end with a shortened 10th season in 2023, featuring episodes shot before the pair were convicted of fraud.
Savannah seemingly weighed in on her parents’ condemnation by posting an uplifting quote about rising above negativity on social media.
“Noah didn’t stop building the ark to explain himself to everyone who doubted and hated him,” she shared via her Instagram story on Monday. “Keep building your ark. The rain will do the talking.”