Chase Chrisley is finally speaking out about his parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, after their conviction for tax crimes. In a recent episode of the Unlocked Podcast With Savannah Chrisley, Chase broke his silence to explain why he chose to remain quiet until now.
The patriarch and matriarch of the Chrisley family were sentenced to 12 years and 16 months and seven years and 16 months of probation, respectively. In the podcast episode, Chase shares that he didn’t feel the need to explain his feelings to the public.
“I don’t owe the public an explanation,” he says. “I don’t need to explain how I feel to anybody, other than the people that I care about and I love. Obviously, what we have been going through is hell, it is a terrible, terrible situation, but I have to try and find the good, even in the darkest time.”
Chase goes on to explain that he has made the decision to be strong behind closed doors for the benefit of his family and his fiancée, Emmy Medders. He also shares that he has done a lot of reflecting throughout this difficult time and it has made him appreciate things that he didn’t before.
Meanwhile, Savannah shares that her relationship with her older brother has suffered over the course of their parents’ trial because he has seemingly moved on with his life. Chase shares that he has let go of the anger and pain that has come with the aftermath and has expressed enough emotions. He explains that moving forward is making sure he is there to support his younger sister so that she knows she doesn’t have to take on her family’s burdens alone.
“You need to know that you are not by yourself, you are not alone,” Chase said. “Whatever happens with Mom and Dad is in God’s hands. You don’t have to go through it by yourself, you don’t have to carry the responsibilities by yourself, you don’t have to do all of this stuff that you have put on yourself and think that you have to do it alone. You don’t. That’s what family is, that’s what I am here for, is to help you, and to help me and to help everyone in our family. You’re not alone. You cannot live the rest of your life trying to please our father. That’s what you have been doing your whole life and your life cannot start until you learn to please you.”
Chase adds, “Whatever you need, I got you.”