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Savannah Chrisley is struggling to parent her brother, 16, and niece, 10, after Todd and Julie's imprisonment
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Savannah Chrisley is struggling to parent her brother, 16, and niece, 10, after Todd and Julie's imprisonment

The 25-year-old is finding it tough to take on her new duties following her parents' prison sentences

The eldest daughter of jailed reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley has opened up about struggling to parent her younger siblings in their absence.

Savannah Chrisley, 25, is now responsible for caring for two minors following her parents' recent criminal conviction for fraud.

It has now been two weeks since reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley started their prison sentence (January 17).

The pair, most known for the series Chrisley Knows Best, were sentenced to prison for a staggering $30 million (£24.3 million) bank fraud as well as tax evasion.

Savannah now has a duty of care to two minors.
Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley

Todd, 53, landed a 12-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution Pensacola in Florida while his wife Julie, 50, received a seven-year sentence to be carried out in the Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky.

Following the sentencing, daughter Savannah has had to make a huge adjustment.

Now acting as the sole guardian of both 16-year-old brother Grayson and 10-year-old niece Chloe, Savannah has been thrust into a parental role.

Savannah with her younger sister Chloe.

Opening up about the situation on her Unlocked podcast, the 25-year-old revealed how she's coping with her new life.

Clearly finding the adjustment difficult, she said: "I don't know what my fate is, what my family's fate is."

Drawing comparisons between her mother and herself, Savannah also admitted: "I am not my mother, which I wish I was."

She continued: "She is the kindest, most loving, most amazing human being I've ever met. I always said if I could be half of her I would be OK."

Grayson Chrisley.

Even with all the chaos taking place around them, Savannah explained how she's still trying to hold onto some semblance of normality.

In attempting to recreate her mother's homemade dinners recipes, the 25-year-old is desperately trying to lead the 'most normal life' she can under the given circumstances.

Even in trying to maintain some sense of stability for the two minors, Savannah has expressed fears that she is not 'adequate enough' for the guardian role.

The 25-year-old also admitted just how overwhelmed she is, saying she 'felt defeated' in her continued attempts at looking after both Grayson and Chloe.

Todd and Julie Chrisley have been jailed for fraud and tax evasion.
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While the ordeal has clearly been trying for Savannah, she's decided that she will 'step up' to the plate to help out her incarcerated parents.

"I'm going to try and have the most normal life for me and the kids that I can possibly have," she said, "because they deserve that, my parents deserve that, and I will step up in any which way I have to step up."

If the pair end up serving the entirety of their respective prison sentences, Julie will be released in 2030 and Todd will be released five years later in 2035.

Topics: US News, Celebrity, Film and TV, Crime