Abby Lee Miller Says Todd Chrisley Won't 'Be Able To Handle Prison Life: 'He's Very Bougie'

Abby Lee Miller Thinks Todd Chrisley Won't 'Be Able To Handle Prison Life: 'He's Very Bougie'

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By Favour Adegoke on April 1, 2023 at 1:00 AM EDT

Abby Lee Miller recently stated that convicted reality star, Todd Chrisley, wouldn't "be able to handle" being in prison because of how classy he is. The real-estate tycoon and TV personality was sentenced to a 12-year-long imprisonment in January.

Todd and his wife, Julie Chrisley, were found guilty of tax evasion and bank fraud-related offenses in 2022. Miller herself, who previously served over seven months behind bars, spoke from experience about Chrisley's sentence.

She narrated her experience in prison as a celebrity, including adjusting to sharing bathing items. Before the couple began their sentence, Miller wished them well. 

Read on to find out more.

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Abby Lee Miller Thinks Todd Chrisley Will Do Badly In Jail

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the "Dance Moms" choreographer revealed how she felt about Todd being behind bars. She explained that it was difficult for celebrities to adjust to their sentences and cited her experience as an example.

The 57-year-old served eight months and some weeks in 2017 and 2018 after being found guilty of a similar charge, bankruptcy fraud. Miller noted that Todd would find it hard to fit in with the other inmates because "He's very Bougie."

The 53-year-old confirmed this when he noted on "Chrisley Knows Best" that he spent up to $300,000 a year on clothes. During the interview, Miller said, per Insider, "He is not going to be able to handle, like, the soap and the towels."

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Todd And Julie Chrisley Were Convicted On Fraud Charges

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Miller's comments on Todd come after he and his wife began their prison sentence in January. In June, Todd and Julie were convicted of several tax-related crimes, such as attempting to defraud the IRS. The couple was also found guilty of conspiring to defraud banks of at least $30 million in fraudulent loans.

After months of waiting for their sentencing, Todd and Julie received 12 and 7 years, respectively, and 16 months of strict supervision. The couple's former accountant, Peter Tarantino, was also found guilty of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing fraudulent tax returns.

Todd will serve his 12 years at Florida's Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, while Julie will serve only seven years at Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

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Abby Lee Miller Shares Her Prison Experience 

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Miller addressed other challenges celebrities could face in prison by recounting her time behind bars. The ex-ALDC owner explained that people were reluctant to show her around. She said, per Insider, "When I went in, nobody even wanted to come to the front to get me. Some volunteers come and give you a tour and all that."

She also noted that making friends or getting people to talk to her was difficult. "No one would come except my dear friend, Michelle, whom I still talk to at least once weekly." Despite these issues, she found her way around the prison and believes Todd will also. Miller said, "I think he'll do some trade-outs. There's a way to survive in there."

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Abby Lee Miller Told Todd Chrisley To 'Be Careful' In Prison

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Miller recalled reaching out to Todd to wish him well before he and Julie began their sentence. They exchanged messages about the situation via Instagram and bonded over the experience. Recounting how it went, Miller noted that she told him to watch over himself because it would initially feel strange. "I said, 'Be careful,'" Miller said. 

Todd left a message for fans on an episode of his podcast in June 2022. At the time, the star was overwhelmed by his trial and expressed how grateful he was for their "messages," "flower arrangements," "emails," and "gifts."

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A month later, in July, Todd revealed on his podcast "Chrisley Confession" that he would miss his wife a lot. The reality star explained that their marriage had grown stronger since the start of the trial, and he couldn't have come this far without her.

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