Julie Chrisley will need 'lots of therapy' after prison release

Julie Chrisley and her husband Todd are both in prison credit:Bang Showbiz
Julie Chrisley and her husband Todd are both in prison credit:Bang Showbiz

Julie Chrisley will need "lots of therapy" following her release from prison, according to her daughter Savannah.

The ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ star and her husband Todd were jailed in 2023 after being found guilty of 12 counts of tax evasion and fraud with Todd, 54, sentenced to 12 years behind bars and Julie, 50, ordered to serve seven, but a judge recently overturned Julie's sentence giving Savanah hope her mum could be let out of prison early.

However, Savannah is convinced getting back to normal life is going to be "tough". In the latest episode of her 'Unlocked' podcast, Savannah said: "[Julie will need] lots of therapy ...

"Anything I can do to help her get in the best space she could possibly ever be in, that's what I'm gonna do. Because I can only imagine how she's gonna feel coming home, and it's gonna be overwhelming."

Julie's conviction was upheld but her sentence was overturned by a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month and her case will now be sent back to a lower court for resentencing.

However, when news of a release date comes through, Savannah is planning to keep it secret so Julie can readjust to the outside world in private.

She said: "When I get the call that she can come home, I honestly don't think I'm gonna tell anyone."

Savannah also revealed she had a conversation with Julie about a potential return home, revealing the TV personality is scared about being left alone.

She explained: "[Julie] was like, 'You know, you can't leave me when I come home. Right?' And I was like, 'What do you mean? She was like, 'I mean, I know you wanna have your own life, and I want you to do that ... But for the first few months, you're gonna have to stay with me. Like, we're gonna have to get adjusted' ...

"Just to watch my parents become so institutionalised. You're not referring to yourself like that. You are a person, and you're worth more than the things that you're saying to yourself."

While Julie is set to get a new sentence, Todd's was appeal was rejected by the court so he is likely to stay in prison for the remainder of his 12-year term.