Savannah Chrisley shared an inside look at what life has been like for her mother, Julie Chrisley, since she began her seven-year prison sentence earlier this month.
“My mom, she’s doing really well, and I know it sounds crazy to say that, like it’s crazy to say, ‘Okay, they’re doing really well,’ but they are,” Savannah, 25, said on her podcast, Unlocked ” in Tuesday.
The “Chrisley Knows Best” alum told listeners that her mother, 50, has “made friends” and is “busy” at Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, since surrendering there on Jan. 17.
“She goes to church, she works, she plays spades — and when I tell you she plays, she attacks everybody,” Savannah said as she laughed.
Savannah explained that Spades is her family’s “thing,” so it makes her “heart happy to know my parents are okay.”
The TV personality also gave an update on how her father, Todd Chrisley, is enjoying his 12-year stint at the Pensacola Federal Penitentiary in Florida.
“He works at the chapel, which is absolutely amazing and I could never be more proud of my dad and the man he is,” she said. “I hear all these people’s stories and how it affects their lives and promotes change.”
Chrisley added that her father, 53, had been “absolutely amazing” in encouraging his cellmates to “get to know Jesus”.
“It calms me down,” she said, and began to cry again. “It shows me they’re OK. It’s not an ideal situation, but we find strength in knowing that this is not the end.”
Savannah added that although her father is “doing pretty well,” he still has “tough days” with various “struggles.”
“We talk to him, we email him, we see him, so for that I’m forever grateful,” she said.
The “Growing Up Chrisley” star shared that in addition to Todd being able to email with them, he recently got permission to email Julie as well.
“It makes me so happy. I talked to my dad on the phone and he just had tears rolling down his eyes because he got the go-ahead to email my mom,” she enthused, adding that “God is working.”
Savannah ended her update by assuring her fans that her parents have found some friends behind bars that are helping “the time go by faster.”
Todd and Julie were charged with fraud and tax evasion in August 2019 and later pleaded guilty to those crimes in June 2022.
The former reality couple maintains their innocence and is appealing their convictions.