During her podcast show, Unlocked, Savannah was emotional as she spoke about the fate of her parents and her younger siblings amid their legal woes. In June, Todd and Julie were convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax fraud while Julie was also hit with an additional charge of wire fraud. Savannah revealed on her podcast that she will have to take custody of Grayson, 16, and her niece, Chloe, 10.
On Tuesday, Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 16 months probation while Julie was sentenced to 7 years in prison and 16 months probation. A day before the sentencing, the Chrisley Knows Best alum said life was going to be difficult without her parents.
“I don’t know what my fate is. I don’t know what my family’s fate is,” Savannah said on her podcast. “I know that the short-term is going to be really painful and really difficult and I may come home without both my parents. That’s what the chances are. That’s the likelihood, and that’s my new normal.”
Savannah added that this will be the first Thanksgiving holiday The Chrisleys won’t spend as a family. “I come home Tuesday and I have custody of the 16-year-old and a 10-year-old.” She continued, “And we spend our first Thanksgiving, not as a family. I’ve never been away from my family for holidays. I’ve never had to worry about where my parents were, if they were going to show up.”
The TV personality said the hardest part is going to have to explain why Julie and Todd aren’t coming back home to Grayson and Chloe.
“I think that’s the hardest part, is me trying to navigate how you teach two younger children, who aren’t fully developed, that yet. And how to get them to understand the circumstances, that’s a really, really difficult thing.”
Todd and Julie’s reality show, Chrisley Knows Best, and their new spinoff show, Growing Up Chrisley, have both been canceled after their sentencing.