Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are finally speaking out. The duo is famous for their show ‘Chrisley Knows Best‘ – an American reality television series airing on the USA Network. It revolves around the lives of Georgia’s real estate tycoon Todd and his wealthy family.
The couple, alongside their family, is going through “heartbreaking” times as they have been found guilty of fraud. They choose to break their silence and opened up about how they are coping with the verdict.
Todd and Julie Chrisley Break Silence On Fraud Convictions
The TV couple was indicted in 2019 on 12 counts of tax evasion, bank, wire fraud, and conspiracy. But, they claimed to be innocent. Todd and Julie talked about the recent guily verdict for the first time on Friday, June 17, on their podcast, “Chrisley Confessions.”
“We wanted to let everyone know that it’s a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now,” Todd, 53, said. “But we still hold steadfast in our faith, and we trust that God will do what he does because God’s a miracle worker, and that’s what we’re holding out for,” he added.
While noting that they have been instructed not to speak about the results of the trial amid their pending sentencing, the reality star added, “It has been a whirlwind. Lot of moving parts, lot of things going on in our lives and a lot of seeing God’s movements right now.”
The Georgia native also opened up about how his children – Chase, 26, Grayson, 16, and daughter Savannah, 24 are coping. “The kids are all doing the best that they can, a lot of tears [and] a lot of heartache, a lot of sorrow,” he said. “We’ve got to walk the walk and do whatever we have to do.”
The Couple Face Up To 30 Years In Prison
Julie thanked her fans for their support in their difficult time. She added that the family is “alive and kicking.”
“It’s a tough time right now, but we are grateful for each and every one of you that has taken the effort,” Todd said. “We’re grateful and appreciative of it.”
The Chrisleys are reported to face up to 30 years behind bars. Todd was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax fraud, while Julie was convicted of the same charges plus wire fraud.
They claim someone else had control over their finances. Todd and Julie’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for October 6, in Atlanta, Georgia.