Grayson Chrisley, the son of Todd and Julie Chrisley, made the audacious claim that having his parents in prison was “worse than them dying.”
During a recent episode of his older sister Savannah Chrisley’s “Unlocked” podcast, the 17-year-old addressed his feelings over his parents’ Incarceration.
“To me, it’s worse than them dying,” Grayson added. “Because they’re here, but they’re not here.” So it’s just a waste of time. I mean, if they died, there’s no way you’d get any more time with them. So that’s it.”
Todd and Julie were found guilty in June 2022 of financial fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Both are currently serving lengthy sentences in federal prisons.
Savannah, 25, is Grayson’s and their 10-year-old niece Chloe’s guardian while the couple is in prison.
Todd’s daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, said she was “blessed” that her parents were “welcomed with open arms” to federal prison, but Grayson felt differently.
The adolescent explained that witnessing his parents in prison had put him in a “mood.”
“Our schedules do not coincide.” And then you don’t see one of them for three or four weeks, and you’re in trouble,” he explained. “It’s difficult for me to go back to back weeks because I’m in that mood… Then I go back and start all over again. “You never get out of it.”
Grayson recently celebrated his birthday with other family members, but his parents were not present.
“It wasn’t the greatest birthday I’ve ever had,” he admitted. “However, I didn’t expect it to be because, like, Mom and Dad aren’t there.” So, sure, that was a little disappointing.”
“There is always going to be a part of you that is bitter,” he added. “There’s no getting around it. It’ll be bad for as long as they’re around.”
Todd is doing a 12-year sentence in Florida, while Julie is receiving a 7-year sentence in Kentucky.
Grayson is in my thoughts. It must be exceedingly distressing for a youngster to watch both of his or her parents incarcerated.