Chrisley Prairie is struggling to “motivate” after her parents’ prison sentence.
By now you must have heard the reality show veterans Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to 12 and 7 years in prison respectively after being found guilty of multiple financial crimes. Although the couple have filed numerous appeals, time is running out before they are certain to report their terms on January 17, leaving their three children without their parents by their side, as well as their parents. like the two older children Todd shares with his ex-wife. Teresa Terry. And his second, Savannah, is struggling to deal with that dire reality.
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In a conversation with her brother Chasing Chrisley‘s fiancee Emmy Medderson the third episode of unlocked podcast, the 25-year-old opened up about her relationship with her parents and how the less-than-ideal news is affecting her:
“Dad has always been my target. That has always been my stability. If I’m having a bad day, he knows. He was like, ‘What’s wrong? I know you’re struggling today.’ We just have that relationship and we talk about everything. That’s where I can go and completely fall and he helps me pick myself up.”
“To both mom and dad, I’ve said that like grieving the loss of a parent still alive, it’s the hardest thing in the world. I feel like I’ve distanced myself from myself to prepare for what’s to come.”
Ugh, what a REALLY heartbreaking and undeniable way to put into words how difficult it would be for a child to lose a parent in this way. Despite the tribulation, she admits that she has managed to keep her business alive, Sassyand a general sense of normalcy for her own well-being, was met with derision from onlookers:
“The amount of people going to attack me for posting Sassy stuff. It’s like you guys, I have a business that I have to run.
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Later, Savannah’s soon-to-be sister-in-law pointed out that she couldn’t “Stop” [her] life” due to her parents’ circumstances, to which the young business owner agreed. She added:
“I think what I’m struggling with right now is business wise, I keep moving forward because it’s always been easy for me, going where I don’t have to focus on anything. what else. So business wise, I will push forward. I will do my podcast, [my beauty brand] Sassy. I will do everything. But personally I feel like there’s a degree of guilt involved in moving on with my life and thinking about my parents not being here during certain life events.
“In my mind, I couldn’t go on with my life. Until I know they’ll be there, I can’t get married. I can’t have children, [but I know] eventually one day they will become part of it.
It seems that Savannah, and perhaps her four siblings, are supported by Todd himself to move on with their lives, as she reveals a sentiment he has cemented in her:
“Dad was like, ‘I may not be here in front of you, but I’m still alive. I’m still fighting. You don’t have to go a day without talking to me.’”
She added that the 53-year-old was “angry” [she’s] sad and resentful.”
Watch the full podcast episode (below):
The young entrepreneur has a lot of conditions with her with business ventures AND won legal guardianship for her younger brother, Grayson16, as well as granddaughter, chloe, 10 years old, after her parents’ legal troubles, but we’re sure she’ll figure it out. It’s just an extremely difficult pill to swallow at once.
She has our full support! How about yours, readers of Perezcious? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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