• Savannah Chrisley reflects on her new role as guardian to her brother Grayson and niece Chloe.
• Savannah feels guilty for not being there every step of the way and missing important moments like Father’s Day.
• Savannah is focused on being a good adult figure in her siblings’ lives but finds it challenging to have her life put on hold at a young age.
Here is what happened:
Savannah Chrisley is coming to terms with her new reality as she takes on the role of caregiver for her younger siblings. After her parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, were sentenced to prison, Savannah gained custody of her 17-year-old brother Grayson and her 10-year-old niece Chloe. In a clip from an upcoming episode of Fox’s Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, Savannah shares that she decided to join the show because it was the last one she watched with her parents before their departure. However, being away from her siblings has been challenging, and she feels guilty for not being there during important milestones.
Savannah explains to her fellow castmates that the past year has been difficult for her family, as both her parents are in federal prison. She admits to feeling immense guilt for not being there for her siblings and reveals that she loves them more than herself. Earlier this year, Savannah shared that she was going through the anger stage of grief after her parents’ conviction for bank and tax fraud. Their sentences have since been reduced, but the impact on Savannah’s life has been profound as she tries to navigate her new role as a caregiver.
While it has been tough for Savannah to adjust, she has also found joy in helping raise her siblings. In an Instagram post, she acknowledges that being a bonus parent is challenging and that no one can replace their parents. However, she expresses her gratitude for the love, patience, grace, understanding, and appreciation that her siblings have shown her. While her life has been put on hold, Savannah believes that raising her two siblings is the hardest but most rewarding job she will ever have.
New episodes of Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test air every Monday on Fox. Despite the difficulties she faces, Savannah is determined to be a positive influence in her siblings’ lives and provide them with the love and support they need during this challenging time.