In the last episode of the Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley podcast, Savannah Chrisley presented how she’s been since parents Todd and Julie reported to jail on Jan. 17.
The Chrisley knows best stars, convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud in June, serve a combined 19 years behind bars: 12 years for Todd at Florida’s Federal Correctional Institution Pensacola, and seven for Julie at Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Ky.
“Last week was an extremely difficult week for my family as a whole and for each of us individually,” Savannah said at the top of the show. “We kind of had to say goodbye to my parents, you know, for a little while, for the foreseeable future, and that was really, really tough, and I haven’t recorded a podcast since. The podcast that airs today and where you’re watching was filmed before my life came crashing down.”
She explained that the episode, which was taped on January 12, Julie’s birthday, did not reflect the turmoil now going on in her personal life.
“It may seem like luck and at the time I think it’s because there was a lot of hope,” she said. “And I wasn’t confronted with the reality of the situation. So I just wanted to throw this in there, to address that, because I know a lot of people will say, ‘Whoa, what’s this?’ and this was kind of pre-life falling apart. And now podcasts that I do in the future will be post.”
Savannah said the next episode will be a checkup on other family members.
“Next week I have a very intense one-on-one podcast with myself, giving an update on where my life is at, how things are, how the kids are doing, 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 looking forward to giving that update because I’ve seen God work in the craziest of circumstances.”
She also expressed her gratitude to those who stood behind 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 16-year-old brother Grayson and her niece, Chloe, who is 10 and was raised by Todd and Julie.
Meanwhile, the couple insist they are innocent and their lawyer has said they intend to appeal.