Savannah Chrisley‘s love life is starting to flourish as she continues adjusting to being her siblings’ guardian.
The reality television star’s life has not been the same since her parents — Todd and Julie — were indicted for their roles in a bank and tax fraud scheme in August 2019. The pair, who were convicted last June, recently began their respective prison sentences in Florida and Kentucky, leaving their eldest daughter in charge of the family, including their granddaughter Chloe and youngest son Grayson.
Savannah Chrisley Is Taking Things Slow With Her New Romance Amid Raising Her Brother & Niece
Being the eldest child is no easy task, especially when you come from a family as big as the Chrisleys. Even though the unfortunate situation her parents found themselves in put a hold on her dating life, Savannah seems to be finding her way back.
The 25-year-old recently confirmed that she had found love again while shedding light on her new normal as the caretaker of her 16-year-old brother and ten-year-old niece.
“I am dating someone,” she declared on the Tuesday episode of “Off The Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe” podcast, adding that she currently wanted to keep it private and in “a safe place” until she understood where the relationship is headed.
Savannah was also being more careful about how she handles her life because of her guardianship responsibilities. To that end, the “Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley” host has clarified to her new flame that her brother and niece are “a package deal.” In her words:
“This is what you’re getting into. Guess what? There’s two kids; my parents aren’t in the greatest place in the world right now. You know it all, 110 percent transparency. If you’re in, you’re in. If you’re out, you’re out.”
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star seems to have a grip on handling the younger kids, a move that might help her if Chloe’s mother, Angela Johnson, comes knocking. You would recall that Johnson welcomed the ten-year-old with Savannah’s elder brother, Kyle, in 2012.
However, he lost custody of the baby girl in 2016 due to his struggles with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. This bump resulted in his baby mama having to share custody with Todd briefly before she got arrested for falsifying details on Medicaid assistance documents.
Per The Blast, Johnson recently resurfaced and has made her intentions to regain full access to her daughter known. Even though she had yet to file docs requesting to be Chloe’s sole guardian, she did reveal she has been working with a legal team for years.
Additionally, she claimed, “I want her [Chloe] home. She deserves to be home. I’m her biological mom.” As for Savannah having custody of the preteen, Johnson stated:
“I don’t think it’s right because, at the end of the day, I’m her biological mom. I was cut out of her life. I didn’t walk away from her. I was pushed out of her life, and they wanted me to forget about Chloe, and they wanted Chloe to forget about me like I don’t exist.”
The Chrisleys’ Time In Prison Is Hurtful For Their Other Family Members
Last month, The Blast reported that Savannah’s grandmother opened up on the difficulty of dealing with life following Todd and Julie’s imprisonment. While the real estate developer bagged a 12-year jail term, his wife got seven, with an order for them to serve an additional 16 months of probation upon release.
The older Chrisley, Nanny Faye, addressed her struggles with the couple’s long-term absence with her granddaughter during a recent episode of her “Unlocked” podcast. Minutes after the conversation began, Faye recalled Julie’s supportiveness during her bout with bladder cancer, disclosing:
“There wasn’t one treatment [for my bladder cancer] where my precious daughter-in-law wasn’t with me — not one time. Through it all, she’s been with me.”
The 79-year-old emphasized that her daughter-in-law deeply cared for their family, adding, “When you needed something, call Julie. She’d call me three or four times every day. And by seven o clock, she had called me to see if I was OK and to see if I had a good night.”
Savannah agreed with the confession, reiterating that her mother was “everyone’s primary caregiver.”