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Todd and Julie Chrisley's daughter speaks out for the first time since their prison sentencing

Todd and Julie Chrisley's daughter speaks out for the first time since their prison sentencing

Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to a combined 19 years in jail after a $30 million fraud conviction

Todd and Julie Chrisley’s daughter has spoken out for the first time since her parents’ prison sentencing, saying she feels ‘heartbroken’.

Reality TV stars Todd and Julie were found to have submitted fake financial documents exaggerating their wealth and then claiming huge bank loans to fund their lavish lifestyle.

After their $30 million fraud conviction, the couple were sentenced to a combined 19 years in jail, with Todd ordered to serve 12 years behind bars, and Julie seven.

The duo - who are known for their popular shows about family life and real estate, including Chrisley Knows Best - later announced they would be appealing their sentences.

The couple are known for their reality series Chrisley Knows Best.
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Now their daughter Lindsie has spoken out about the case, issuing a statement in an upcoming episode of her podcast Coffee Convos.

According to Hollywood Life, the statement says: “I wanted to take a minute and first of all, say thank you to all of our listeners that have reached out to me the past few weeks regarding my family.

“I wanted to take a step back and begin to process everything before speaking and making any statements.

“The past few months have been extremely hard for me and my family, and I am heartbroken over the updates in my parents’ case that occurred late last month.”

Lindsie continues: “I know some of the media has tried to twist my response to this and make it something it’s not, but at the end of the day, there is no tea here.

“I am heartbroken and navigating this process the best way I know how. At the end of the day, this is a real family, and these are real and raw emotions.

“With that being said, thank you all for your love, support, and prayers. It really means the world to my family and me.”

Savannah Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Chase Chrisley and Lindsie Chrisley in 2016.
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Her parents recently said they are trying to live every day like it was their ‘last’ in the wake of their sentencing, having reflected on their fate on their Chrisley Confessions podcast.

Reading a quote from author Priscilla Shirer, Julie, 49, said: “Age is just a number, and since we don’t know our death date, we have to live every day as if it’s our last.”

Todd, 53, then said: “Yesterday doesn’t matter. Today is what we have.

“Tomorrow belongs to God because we’re not promised tomorrow.”

Julie continued to outline the impact of the case on her kids, saying: “The difficulties I’m going through, how I handle it — they’re watching that as well.

“If I handle it right, they’re watching; if I screw it up, they’re watching.

"And so for me as a parent, I want to try to make sure that I do it right more than I do it wrong because I know they’re watching, and I know it will prepare them for difficulties, unfortunately, that they will have later in life.”

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Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV