in the latest episode of open with savannah chrisley podcast, host Savannah Chrisley talks about how parents Todd and Julie are doing since they were sent to prison on Jan. 17.
chrisley knows best The 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 Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Ky.
“Last week was an extremely difficult week for my family and for each of us individually,” Savannah said at the top of the show. “We had to say goodbye to my parents somewhat, you know, for a short period of time, for the foreseeable future, and it was really, really, really hard, and I haven’t filmed a podcast since. The podcast that you’re going to be watching today was filmed before my life fell apart.”
She explained that the episode, which was recorded on Julie’s birthday on 12 January, no longer reflected the ongoing turmoil in her personal life.
“It may sound happy-go-lucky and, during that time, I think it is because there was a lot of expectation,” she said. “And I haven’t faced the reality of the situation. So I just wanted to throw it out there, to address it, because I know a lot of people will be like, ‘Wow, what is this?’ And that was kinda pre-life breakdown. And, now, the podcast that I do next will be the post.
Savannah said that the next episode will investigate other family members.
“Next week, I’ll have a very in-depth one-on-one podcast in which I’ll give myself an update on where my life is, where things stand, how the kids are, the nanny, all of the above, so.. ..and give an update on my parents,” she said. “Because you guys don’t have one yet, and I’m really, really looking forward to giving that update because I’ve seen God work in the craziest of circumstances.”
She also expressed her gratitude for the people standing by the reality TV family.
“Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for supporting me, my family and unlocked,” said Savannah, who has custody of brother Grayson, 16, and her niece Chloe, who is 10 and was being raised by Todd and Julie.
Meanwhile, the couple have maintained their innocence, and their attorney has said they plan to appeal.