Savannah Chrisley delves into ‘life falling apart’ after parents Todd and Julie’s prison sentences


Savannah Chrisley gave her fans a glimpse into her tumultuous life on Tuesday as her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley begin multi-year federal prison sentences.

The 25-year-old reality star spoke on her Unlocked podcast about how she is dealing with her ‘life falling apart’ following her parents’ conviction for multiple charges, including bank fraud and tax evasion.

Todd was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison, while Julie was given a seven-year sentence, for defrauding banks of more than $30 million from fraudulent loans, according to the Associated Press.

‘So for those of you that are familiar with my family and have followed our lives and have also followed my podcast, you know that last week was an extremely difficult week for my family as a whole and for each of us individually,’ Savannah said in the introduction to her latest episode.

Bad days: Savannah Chrisley, 25, opened up about her ‘life falling apart’ in the intro to the latest episode of her Unlocked podcast on Tuesday; seen in 2014 in LA

‘We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a little bit of time, for the foreseeable future,’ she continued. ‘And that was really, really, really tough.’

Despite the tone of her intro, Savannah kept the rest of the episode upbeat as she conducted a bubbly interview with her friend and producer Erin Dugan.

However, in the introduction, which was seemingly recorded after the interview, Savannah shared that she had not ‘filmed a podcast since’ recording her most recent interview on January 12, which happened to be her mother Julie’s 50th birthday.

‘The podcast that is going to be airing today that you’re watching was filmed prior to my life falling apart, so it may seem happy-go-lucky,’ she continued. ‘I think it’s because there was a lot of hope that was had and I wasn’t faced with the reality of the situation.’

Going away: 'We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a little bit of time, for the foreseeable future,' she continued. 'And that was really, really, really tough'; Julie and Todd seen in 2019

Going away: ‘We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a little bit of time, for the foreseeable future,’ she continued. ‘And that was really, really, really tough’; Julie and Todd seen in 2019

Fraudsters: Todd was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison , while Julie was given a seven-year sentence, for defrauding banks of more than $30 million from fraudulent loans, according to the Associated Press; still from Chrisley Knows Best

Fraudsters: Todd was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison , while Julie was given a seven-year sentence, for defrauding banks of more than $30 million from fraudulent loans, according to the Associated Press; still from Chrisley Knows Best

Savannah suggested that future episodes would reflect her new life after her parents began their lengthy prison sentences.

‘So I just kind of wanted to throw this in there to address that because I know a lot of people are gonna be like, “Whoa, what is this?” And this was kind of pre-life falling apart. And now podcasts that I do going forward will be post. So I hope that kind of helps you understand things,’ she said.

The Chrisley Knows Best star promised that her next episode would be a ‘very intense one-on-one podcast with myself kind of giving an update on where my life’s at.’

Savannah previously revealed that her parents’ prison sentence is altering more than just their lives, as she will now be assuming custody of her brother Grayson, 16, and her niece Chloe, 10.

Chloe is the daughter of Todd’s son Kyle Chrisley — from his marriage to ex-wife Teresa Terry — and Angela Johnson, but she was adopted by Todd and Julie in 2016.

Since they were sentenced to prison, Chloe’s mother has been taking steps to regain custody of her daughter.

Contrast: Savannah's dark intro was in contrast to her interview, which was taped before her parents went to prison. She promised updates on her life and mental state in future episodes; seen in 2014

Contrast: Savannah’s dark intro was in contrast to her interview, which was taped before her parents went to prison. She promised updates on her life and mental state in future episodes; seen in 2014

Carrying the load: Savannah previously revealed that her parents' prison sentence is altering more than just their lives, as she will now be assuming custody of her brother Grayson, 16, and her niece Chloe, 10

Carrying the load: Savannah previously revealed that her parents’ prison sentence is altering more than just their lives, as she will now be assuming custody of her brother Grayson, 16, and her niece Chloe, 10

‘I’m really looking forward to giving that update because I’ve seen God work in the craziest of circumstances. So until then, I hope you enjoy this week’s podcast,’ Savannah continued in her introduction. ‘Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for supporting me, my family and Unlocked.’

Todd and Julie are incarcerated at federal prisons 650 miles apart, with Todd serving his sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie turned herself into the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Although Julie is imprisoned at a medical center — after her original prison near her husband’s in Florida was changed at the last minute — a source told TMZ that she is not currently receiving any medical treatment. 

Punished: Todd and Julie are incarcerated at federal prisons 650 miles apart, with Todd serving his sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie is at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky; seen in 2014 with Chase Chrisley (L)

Punished: Todd and Julie are incarcerated at federal prisons 650 miles apart, with Todd serving his sentence at the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, while Julie is at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky; seen in 2014 with Chase Chrisley (L)

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