Chase Chrisley shared that his family’s legal woes, resulting in his parents’ imprisonment, brought their clan closer together.
The 26-year-old reality TV star – whose parents Todd, 54, and Julie, 50, are serving a combined 19-year prison sentence for financial crimes – has revealed the family are ‘definitely closer’ in the latest episode of the Chasin’ Birds Podcast.
“It’s always difficult but I will say this: it definitely brought us closer,” he explained.
“It allowed us to appreciate each other in a way that we probably didn’t before and just appreciate the little things,” Chase added.
The Growing Up alum Chrisley also shared that the family are “still fighting” and “praying for the truth to come out and they can come home” as they appeal their beliefs.
Closer: Chase Chrisley, 26, shared that his family’s legal troubles, leading to his parents being jailed, brought their clan closer
Chase relies on his faith to get him through the tough times, as he revealed, “It definitely impacted all of us. But I mean, I don’t think God will put you through a storm that he won’t get you out of.
He also admitted that, “Emotionally, it still weighs on everyone” in the family.
As for how his siblings are handling it all, he said, “Everyone is handling it in their own way. My little sister [Savannah], it is a troop. She’s one of the strongest women – the strongest human beings – I know.
Besides Chase, Todd and Julie are parents to daughter Savannah, 25, as well as son Grayson, 16, and adopted granddaughter Chloe, 10.
Todd also shares daughter Lindsie, 33, and son Kyle, 31, with ex-wife Teresa Terry.
Julie was sentenced to seven years, while her husband was sentenced to 12 years, following a conviction on several counts last year, including bank fraud and tax evasion.
After her parents were incarcerated, Savannah was granted custody of her brother Grayson and niece Chloe.
On Tuesday, it was revealed that Julie had been ‘broken’ by her brief time behind bars – and now bitterly ‘regrets’ the extreme lengths she went to for fame and money, blaming herself for allowing her husband Todd to “push” her into a tax evasion scheme that ultimately sentenced them both to long prison terms.
Appreciation: “It’s allowed us to appreciate each other in a way that we probably didn’t before and just appreciate the little things,” Chase said on the new episode of the Chasin’ Birdies podcast.
‘Still fighting’: The Growing Up alum Chrisley also shared that the family are ‘still fighting’ and ‘praying for the truth to come out and they can come home’ as they appeal their beliefs
Wreaking havoc: He also admitted that ’emotionally it still weighs on everyone’ in the family
Tough: Her parents Todd, 54, and Julie, 50, are together serving 19 years in prison for financial crimes; (LR) Chase, Grayson Chrisley, Julie, Todd, Chloe Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Faye Chrisley
A source close to Julie says she’s ‘not doing well at all’ in jail, with the insider adding that the former reality TV star was racked with remorse for her role in the crime of $30 million, for which she is now seven years at FCM Lexington.
‘It is out of order. She’s not doing well at all,’ the source shared. “She can’t imagine how she will spend years locked up and feels she has let her family down.”
The insider added that Julie – who is in the fourth month of her long sentence – is now telling her friends that she is furious with herself for allowing her husband Todd to convince her that they “don’t would never go to jail” for the scheme.
“Todd assured her they wouldn’t go to jail and now Julie regrets what she did in the name of fame,” they continued, adding that the ex-reality matriarch was losing hope that the couple would manage to pull off a call. .
“She is losing faith that they are going to have this canceled and she is so sad. It’s heartbreaking,’ the source shared.
A spokesperson for the Chrisleys did not respond to a request for comment.
Last week, Savannah shared a glimpse of her mum’s struggles in prison on her podcast, explaining that the matriarch was “scared” but kept busy by “taking classes”.
Savannah – who was recently kicked off a South West flight for “unruly” behavior – spoke in depth about Julie’s situation in her latest Unlocked podcast.
Broken down: This comes after an insider revealed that Julie (seen in 2018) had ‘collapsed’ behind bars while serving her seven-year prison sentence – and is overwhelmed with regrets that she allowed her husband Todd to ‘push her into’ his scheme fraud
Terrified: According to the insider, Julie (seen with her husband on their show) is ‘not doing well at all’ in prison – and is terrified that the couple’s planned appeal will not go as planned
Keeping busy: The couple’s daughter Savannah, 25, also recently opened up about her mum’s struggles in jail last week, admitting Julie is ‘scared’ but keeps busy with ‘classes’ in jail
She said Julie sent her home after a prison visit with ’30-40 days worth of letters’, adding it was ‘like her daily diary’.
“It was a lot to read, it was hard to see the accounts of her day and just the things that scare her or make her nervous or just all the thoughts that go through her mind,” Savannah explained.
Savannah has visited Todd and Julie since their surrender in January and said her mother “took classes” to pass the time.
“She’s just busy. You know, like, she tries to do anything and everything, take classes – anything the man knows she can do, she does.
Savannah also added that she thinks her mother tries to ‘protect’ her children ‘from a lot of things’ regarding their legal issues in order to protect them.
Claim to fame: The family rose to fame starring in the reality TV series Chrisley Knows Best, which followed Todd, Julie and the kids, but has since been canceled
Todd and Julie were found guilty of federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion and submitting false documents to banks to take out loans, worth an estimated more than $30 million, to fund their lifestyle. opulent life.
They were indicted in 2019. After a lengthy trial, they were found guilty of ten counts of fraud in June 2022. They were convicted in June 2022 by a 10-person jury.
They were sentenced in November 2022 – and soon saw their reality TV empire crumble as a result.
Their television show, Chrisley Knows Best, along with the spin-off, Growing Up Chrisley, have been taken off the air by the USA network. For many years, the show served as a platform to brag about their rambunctious lifestyle.
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