In an appearance on the latest episode titled "Sibling Rivarly and Survival" of Unlocked Podcast With Savannah Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Todd, and Julie Chrisley’s son have finally broken his silence on his parents’ prison sentences for their tax crimes.
Todd Chrisley was convicted of 12 years and 16 months in prison, while Julie Chrisley was punished to 7 years and 16 months after the couple was found to be guilty in June of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud the United States, and tax fraud. According to reports, the couple has been instructed to report to their respective Florida prisons in January 2023.
During a conversation with his sister, Savannah, Chase Chrisley said that he owes no clarification to the public about how he feels, and that he does not have to discuss it with anyone other than people he cares about and loves. The reality TV star admitted that what they have been through now is a tragedy; it's awful, but he has to look for the good even during the darkest of times.
Chase went on to explain that just about everything they've gone through a lot has made him appreciate the things he didn't consider in the past and that it's caused him to do a lot of recognizing and start figuring out who he is as an individual, as a man, and who he strives to be in the next 10 years and so on. The reality TV star stated that he wanted to be solid behind closed doors for himself, his family, and his fiancée, Emmy Medders.
Chase stated that he will not be preoccupied concerning what the rest of the world thinks and says about him, but instead with making sure that he is functioning well so he can be good for his fiancée, and that his family does well emotionally and that he is in a place mentally where he can be there for his dear ones. He stated that this is one of the reasons he has not yet openly commented on the circumstance, adding that he feels that he has been working behind the scenes and that it is likely to pay off, so he is just going to wait and let his work speak for itself.
Savannah Chrisley stated that her relationship with Chase has dealt with following the end of the trial in some ways since she believes he has decided to move on with his life. She described that there is an unexpressed conflict between him and her, and she believes that it stems from observing him move on with his daily existence because their parents said that they desire their children to love their lives and that parents wish for them to progress and do the stuff that they want to do and develop and all that.
The host said that she can see Chase doing that, especially with him and Emmy. She explained that for her, she feels like she does not have that, and there is a part of her that feels guilty for moving on in any way, shape, or form. Chase Chrisley went ahead to explain that he refuses to give his parents anymore of his anger and pain, adding that he cried and is crying, but he has faith in God and he truly believes to his core that he will prevail and this situation is not done.
Chase Chrisley said to his sister that she needs to understand she is not by herself or all alone, and that whatever tends to happen to their parents is in God's hands, and he clarified to her that she does not need to go through it all alone or carry the commitments alone. Chase made aware Savannah that she does not have to complete everything she's put on herself and believes she has to do it alone. That is what family is, according to the reality star, and for that reason he is here: to assist her, to help him, and to help everybody in their family. Savannah is not alone according to Chase, and she cannot spend the remainder of her life trying to please their father. That's what she has been doing her whole life, and her life cannot start until she learns to please herself.