Savannah Chrisley is having a “really tough” time dealing with the absence of her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, ever since they started their respective prison sentences.
The reality TV star, 25, got candid about the transition on Tuesday’s episode of her “Unlocked” podcast — which was actually filmed on Jan. 12, five days before they reported to jail.
“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.
“We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents for a little bit of time, for the foreseeable future. And that was really, really, really tough.”
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star went on to explain that if the podcast episode comes off as “happy-go-lucky,” it’s because it was filmed prior to her “life falling apart.”
“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,” she added, noting that next week’s episode will be a “very intense one-on-one podcast with myself kind of giving an update on where my life’s at.”
Todd and Julie were sentenced to a combined 19 years behind bars after being found guilty of fraud and tax evasion in June 2022.
Todd, 53, is doing his 12-year sentence in Florida at the Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, while Julie, 50, will serve seven years in Kentucky at Federal FMC Lexington.
Despite their lengthy convictions, Savannah has stuck by her parents’ side as the family continues to maintain their innocence.
Just last week, she vowed to “fight” for her mom as the matriarch started her stint in prison.
“Will forever fight for this smile ❤️ I love you mama,” she captioned a photo of Julie smiling on her Instagram Story.
The Chrisleys were indicted in August 2019 after allegedly submitting fake documents to banks when applying for loans. Julie also supposedly turned in false credit reports and bank statements when trying to secure a rental house in California.