Savannah Chrisley vows to “show up” for her younger siblings after her reality star parents Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to a collective 20-year sentence.
Savannah talks about potentially taking custody of younger siblings
Before her parents’ sentencing on Monday, the 25-year-old recorded an episode of her podcast Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley. In the taped episode, she mentions that she may take custody of her younger brother, Grayson Chrisley, 16, and her adoptive sister, Chloe Chrisley, 10.
It’s just really hard sitting here four days before I walk into the courtroom. I don’t know what my fate is, what the fate of my family is. I know that it will be very difficult in the short term and I may get home without my parents. That’s the odds, that’s the probability, and that’s my new normal.
Savannah goes on to note that if her parents are sentenced and she is granted full custody of her younger siblings, this upcoming Thanksgiving will be very different for the family than any other.
I come home on Tuesday and have custody of a 16 year old, I have custody of a 10 year old. And we don’t spend our first Thanksgiving as a family.
Savannah feels ‘a certain amount of guilt’
This new normal has caused Savannah to feel a degree of guilt toward her siblings.
I think that’s the hard part, I think I also have a certain level of guilt for myself because I know Chloe and Grayson aren’t going to have the same feeling of, ‘Are mom and dad going to be home tonight? ‘ And I think that’s the hardest part of trying to navigate how to teach two kids who aren’t fully developed yet. And how to deal with the circumstances. This is a really difficult thing.
Despite the challenge, Savannah admits she “has to be a positive role model for Chloe and Grayson.”
No matter how hard it gets, I have to show up.
Todd and Julie plan to fight their beliefs
Chrisley family attorney Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP issued a statement E! news on Tuesday, stating that the couple plans to “appeal” their convictions.
Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength when they appeal their beliefs… Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to the jury about what taxes that couple has paid. Because of these problems, we are optimistic about the future.
Corresponding E! newsthe Public Information Officer for the US Attorney’s Office in Georgia declined to answer.
As The Shade Room previously reported, Todd Chrisley, 53, and Julie Chrisley, 49, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud against the United States and tax fraud. Julie Chrisley was also convicted of wire fraud.
The couple are accused of financing more than $30 million from community banks between 2007 and 2012 and increasing their wealth to obtain loans from smaller banks.
https://theshaderoom.com/savannah-chrisley-says-she-may-assume-custody-of-younger-siblings-while-parents-todd-and-julie-serve-prison-sentences/ Savannah Chrisley says she could take custody of younger siblings while parents Todd and Julie serve jail terms