"I'm trying to stand strong and not break and be strong for them," Savannah Chrisley said.
Savannah Chrisley, along with her siblings Chloe and Grayson, is getting used to a new normal. The Chrisley Knows Best star, 25, opened up about "the toughest week" of her life as her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, started serving prison sentences on the most recent episode of her Unlocked podcast. "It's been hard," she revealed on her podcast, which was recorded on January 24, saying, "It's been hard to understand, process, and also help two kids process what's going on in our life."
After being found guilty by a jury in June of a multi-million-dollar bank fraud and tax evasion scam, the Chrisleys were jailed in November. Following their release from prison, Todd and Julie must each complete an extra 16 months of probation. The two reality stars are currently preparing their case for appeal, per PEOPLE.
The media star claimed that she is attempting to support Grayson, 16, and Chloe, 10 while being in a "unique situation," as the older sibling would be in situations like these. "I'm helping to guide Chloe and Grayson through this process," she shared.
The older sibling is having to "guide them through this process as I'm trying to guide myself through this process," a feeling she describes as being "very, very difficult." The star then added, "I'm trying to stand strong and not break and be strong for them. So they feel comfortable enough to break down, and it's tough."
Savannah provided an update on Grayson's situation in light of her parents' legal issues. "Grayson is 16 years old, [and] there's so much growth going on with him right now," she said. "And it breaks my heart to know that my parents are missing out on that." She continued, "Last night, Gray had a breakdown, and he's trying to process my parents and the situation that they're in and how that's not the image that he wants to have of them."
Todd, 53, and Julie, 50, previously adopted their son Kyle Chrisley's daughter Chloe, and regard her as their kid, per PEOPLE. Savannah said that Chloe is also having a hard time adjusting to having her parents in jail.
"Chloe at 10 years old is trying to process them being gone and missing her mom," she explained. "We were driving down the road the other day, and Chloe had so much anger towards the situation and she just said, 'Why? They're not bad people, they don't belong there.'"
She added, "She looked at me with tears just rolling down her face and said, 'Guess what? I pray all the time. I pray for mom and dad to get home, I pray all day and guess what Sassy? Nothing happens – it doesn't work.' And when a 10-year-old says that to you, how do you respond?"
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