This week, Julie Chrisley and her husband Todd officially reported to prison after being convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion in 2022. Now, Julie's daughter Savannah has paid tribute to her imprisoned mother on social media — per PEOPLE — by sharing a photo of the former reality TV star, along with a heartfelt caption. "Will forever fight for this smile," Savannah wrote on her Instagram Stories post, adding a red heart emoji. "I love you mama."
On Tuesday, Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, reported to prison to serve their respective sentences. According to TMZ, Todd reported to FPC Pensacola in Florida, a minimum security prison camp, and Julie reported to Federal Medical Center Lexington, in Kentucky. Both reported to prison on Tuesday morning after failed appeals. In November that the Chrisleys were sentenced for bank fraud and tax evasion charges. Todd was sentenced to 12 years behind bars while Julie will serve seven years. Both will also be expected to serve 16 months of probation. Notably, in addition to the aforementioned charges, prosecutors also accused Julie of attempting to rent a California home with fake bank statements and a false credit report.
In their first and only comments in the wake of their 2022 sentencing, Todd and Julie opened up about how they were feeling as they faced down several years in prison. "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," Julie said during an episode of the Chrisley Confessions podcast, reading a quote by Priscilla Shirer. "Yesterday doesn't matter," Todd added, "Today is what we have. Tomorrow belongs to God, because we're not promised tomorrow. What God calls us through, he will walk us through."
The pair were clear that their faith was a crucial part of how they were learning to cope with their fate. "God will call you to do something, and he'll equip you to do it. He'll give you what you need to do it," Julie offered. "The difficulties I'm going through, how I handle it — [my kids are] 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."0comments