(MAINNEWS) – Savannah Chrisley admitted she recently had a “full-on breakdown” since her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley reported to prison.
On Tuesday’s episode of her “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley” podcast, the 25-year-old said it hasn’t been easy being left to raise her brother Grayson, 16, and niece Chloe, 10.
“The other night, I had a full-on breakdown,” she said. “I was trying to find Chloe proper clothes to go and visit my parents and find her hair stuff. I just sat down on the floor and started crying.”
“I am not my mother. How am I going to do this? I don’t feel that I am worthy or capable enough of doing the job she’s done for all her life,” the “Chrisley Knows Best” star added.
After becoming emotional at her family’s new normal, Savannah said that words of encouragement from Chloe gave her some comfort.
“I was sitting there, and the next day Chloe said, ‘You’re doing a pretty good job. You made me ramen noodles last night,’” she shared, adding that she’s planning to meal prep moving forward.
Savannah said a recent conversation with her dad, Todd, made her come to terms with the situation.
“I had a conversation with my dad and he said, ‘This is going to be the hardest, but most rewarding thing you’ve ever done.’ I’m starting to see that,” she said on the podcast.
“It’s so crazy because I went from a place, sitting in the same chair thinking about how mad I was at God, ‘Why would you allow all these things to happen? One thing after another. Where are you?’ Now I’m in a place of such peace,” she added.
Savannah said she hopes Chloe and Grayson will also find “peace and calmness,” adding that they need to find “healthier ways to cope with things and deal with things.”
“I’m not their mom. I’m not their dad. I’m their sister,” she explained. “I want to stay in that role of sister. But it’s hard when you’re in the role of parent and discipline.”
The Chrisleys were sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison for fraud and tax evasion in November.
Todd, 53, last month began his 12-year sentence at Federal Prison Camp Pensacola, while Julie, 50, is spending the next seven years two-and-a-half hours away at Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp Marianna.
She will also serve 16 months on probation once she is released from prison.
By Nika Shakhnazarova