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Savannah Chrisley Gets Candid On Her Stance On The Idea Of Marriage

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT

Savannah Chrisley is candidly speaking about her uncertainties regarding marriage and the impact of her parent's incarceration.

Ever since her parents—Todd & Julie— reported to federal prisons earlier this year to serve their sentences for bank and wire fraud and tax evasion charges, the podcaster has undoubtedly felt the pressure to figure out her future from all sides.  Still consumed with putting her life on pause, the reality star on Tuesday expressed more concerns about marriage than having children. 

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Savannah Chrisley Says The Thought Of Marriage Scares Her More Than Kids

In the latest episode of her podcast, "Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley," the 25-year-old beauty addressed her feelings and discussed her fear of starting a family. Kicking off the touchy subject with guest Lindsay Ell, she admitted that she doubts tying the knot.

Chrisley then pointed out the societal pressure to conform to traditional expectations of getting married and having children while living in the southern region of the United States. In her words:

"It's so hard because in the south, too, you experience this like [perspective of], 'You should be married. You should have kids. And I say the thought of marriage scares me more than kids."

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Savannah Chrisley Gets Candid On Her Stance On The Idea Of Marriage
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As the conversation progresses further, the Belmont University alum described the disparity she feels between having children and getting married. Ultimately, she gives more reasons why she is scared of the latter. Savannah stated:

"I don't know if it's maybe—and this is gonna sound so bad, but I think maybe because kids, you're in control of, you know?... So if I were to have a kid, it's my responsibility to take care of them, and I make sure they get from point A to point B. All these things." 

"But with marriage, it's kind of like you're giving over a part of yourself to someone, so they have the ability to hurt you. It's a weird thing I'm still trying to figure out in my mind," she added.

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The "Chrisley Knows Best" star has previously expressed feeling like she can't live life to the fullest while her parents serve their prison sentences. She told her brother Chase Chrisley's fiancée Emmy Medders on Unlocked last December that she "can't move on with life" in her mind. She said:

"Until I know that they're going to be there, I can't get married. I can't have a kid. … [But I know] they're going to eventually one day get to be a part of it."

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However, despite her parents' absence, the actress revealed her father has been urging her to live her life to the fullest even though he is physically unavailable due to his prison sentence. 

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Savannah Chrisley Was At A Crossroads About Being A Family Woman

While her parents are incarcerated, the TV personality took on the role of guardian for her niece Chloe, 10— whom her parents adopted from her elder brother Kyle in 2016 and her younger brother Grayson, 17.

This good gesture, however, has made her grapple with conflicting emotions. Early last month, The Blast noted that the blonde beauty addressed her feelings about taking on the responsibility.

"I'm in that anger part of grief right now. I'm just angry at everything. 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?'" she stated.

That said, the TV star admitted her reaction was borne from "a place of anger" and clarified she wasn't spiteful about stepping into the significant role for the children. Savannah also said she enjoyed spending quality time with the two adorable kids she considered her "everything." 

Continuing, she emphatically revealed, "I try to be a good 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 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 thrown into it."

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