Entertainment TV Savannah Chrisley Says Her Brother Grayson Had a 'Breakdown' After Parents Entered Prison The Chrisley Knows Best star said she is "trying to stand strong and not break" for her younger siblings Grayson and Chloe "so they feel comfortable enough to break down" By Stephanie Wenger Stephanie Wenger Instagram Twitter Stephanie Wenger is a TV Writer/Reporter at PEOPLE. She joined the brand in 2021 as digital news writer, spanning across the site's verticals. She previously contributed to E! Online, HollywoodLife, Discover Los Angeles, Oscar.com and Hollywood.com. She appeared on air at AfterBuzz TV. She began her journalism career as an intern at Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor's in communications and received a Master's in journalism from the University of Southern California. People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 31, 2023 03:50 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Savannah Chrisley is adjusting to a new normal with her brother Grayson and sister Chloe. On the latest episode of her Unlocked podcast, the Chrisley Knows Best star, 25, opened up about "the toughest week" of her life after her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley began their prison sentence. "It's been hard," she admitted on the podcast, which was recorded on Jan. 24. "It's been hard to understand, process and also help two kids process what's going on in our life." The television personality revealed that she is in a "unique situation" trying to support Grayson, 16, and Chloe, 10. Tommy Garcia/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank Savannah Chrisley Braced for Her 'Life Falling Apart' After Her Parents Entered Prison "I'm helping to guide Chloe and Grayson through this process," she admitted. "And I'm having to guide them through this process as I'm trying to guide myself through this process which is very, very difficult." "I'm trying to stand strong and not break and be strong for them," she added. "So they feel comfortable enough to break down, and it's tough." Savannah shared an update on how Grayson is doing amid her parents' legal troubles. Savannah Chrisley/Instagram "Grayson is 16 years old, [and] there's so much growth going on with him right now," she said. "And it breaks my heart to know that my parents are missing out on that." She continued, "Last night, Gray had a breakdown, and he's trying to process my parents and the situation that they're in and how that's not the image that he wants to have of them." USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Todd and Julie Chrisley Report to Prison to Serve Out Sentences for Fraud and Tax Evasion Convictions Savannah admitted Chloe is also struggling to adjust to life with her parents behind bars. (Todd, 53, and Julie, 50, previously adopted son Kyle Chrisley's daughter Chloe in 2016 and consider her to be their child.) "Chloe at 10 years old is trying to process them being gone and missing her mom," she explained. "We were driving down the road the other day, and Chloe had so much anger towards the situation and she just said, 'Why? They're not bad people, they don't belong there.'" She added, "She looked at me with tears just rolling down her face and said, 'Guess what? I pray all the time. I pray for mom and dad to get home, I pray all day and guess what Sassy? Nothing happens – it doesn't work.' And when a 10-year-old says that to you, how do you respond?" Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Todd Chrisley Admits Prison 'May Be My Future for a Minute' but Has 'Faith' He and Julie Will Get Justice Savannah admitted that "it's tough when your norm is no longer your norm." "What I've known for 25 years, my parents are gone and it's tough," she shared. "My dad is my absolute best friend and I don't just get to pick up the phone and call him. I don't get to send him funny texts when something stupid or bad happens in my life … it feels like a slow death because in a way it is grief because I'm grieving my normal, I'm grieving the loss of my parents and what I know." The Chrisleys were sentenced in November after a jury convicted the couple in June of a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and tax evasion scheme. Both Todd and Julie have also been ordered to serve an additional 16 months of probation following their release from prison. RELATED VIDEO: Todd and Julie Chrisley's Lawyer Discusses Their Appeal and the Moment That 'Should've Stopped the Whole Case' On Jan. 17, Todd checked into the Federal Prison Camp Pensacola to begin his 12-year sentence, while Julie reported to a prison in Lexington, Kentucky, to serve out her seven-year sentence. Both Todd and Julie have also been ordered to serve an additional 16 months of probation following their release from prison. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. The two reality stars are currently working on appealing their case. "I know that this is not my final destination," Todd said on a Chrisley Confessions podcast recorded before he entered prison. "I know that this may be my future for a minute, but I also have faith that the judicial system is going to turn it around. I also have faith that the appellate court is going to see this for what it is."