Savannah Chrisley wasn’t expecting to become a mother at 25. The circumstances as to why she became a mother came as a bit of a shock, as well.
After her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, were initially sentenced to serve time in federal prisons back in November 2022 and began their time in January, Savannah has taken guardianship over her 16-year-old brother Grayson, and her 10-year-old niece Chloe.
Last Wednesday, nearly four months after taking responsibility for the children, she opened up on her podcast Unlocked about what she sees in her future that may differ from what she once might have considered.
“I’m in that anger part of grief right now. I’m just angry at everything,” she explained. “And also, after taking on the kids. I’m like, ‘Okay. Do I actually want kids? Do I? You know, seeing how much this whole thing has affected us?’”
Although her anger is very prevalent in this part of her own processing of her current situation, she doesn’t blame any of that on her brother or niece and recognizes that they’re all in similar circumstances together.
“I don’t want anyone to take what I said out of context at all. I frickin’ love these two kids more than life itself. They are my everything,” she clarified. “We have so much fun together. I try to have as much fun as possible.”
With Todd and Julie serving a combined 19 years in federal prison, the possibility of Savannah raising these children into adulthood seems more and more likely. But having just entered adulthood herself, it’s sometimes hard for her to try and fulfill those motherly duties.
“I try to be a good, like, adult figure in their life, but it’s really hard being 25 and having two kids and trying to figure out what’s best for them,” she continued, “because normally you get to grow — like you get to grow from one to two to three to four. Like you get to grow through the ages. Now, I’m just being, like, thrown into it.”
The best way to tell whether you’re doing a good job as a parent is by really observing and understanding how your kids are behaving. In Savannah’s case, she’s finding “hope” in the “little moments”.
“There’s little moments to where for instance, like in the car driving to see dad this weekend, Chloe and Grayson are sitting in the backseat,” she recalled, “and they’re telling me different songs to play and they’re sitting next to each other and they’re just like laughing and singing and cutting up and in that moment for a split second, I was like, ‘Okay, we’re gonna be okay,’”
She was happy to see joy in Grayson and Chloe, despite their world presumably “falling apart” given the suddenness of their situation and the changes in their life being so drastic.
“Like, they’re sitting here laughing and cutting up and playing with each other,” she added, “and that gave me a little bit of hope that I’m doing okay.”