Savannah Chrisley Says Raising Younger Siblings Has 'Slowed My Timeline Down' for Having Kids of Her Own

Chrisley is still open to motherhood but sees her journey there differently given her family's current circumstances

<p>Savannah Chrisley/ Instagram</p> Savannah Chrisley with Grayson Chrisley and Chloe Chrisley

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Savannah Chrisley with Grayson Chrisley and Chloe Chrisley
  • Savannah Chrisley has always wanted to be a mom but believes that plan is on pause for a bit

  • Chrisley is currently legal guardian of Chloe, 11, and Grayson, 17

  • The children's parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, are currently serving their respective prison sentences

Savannah Chrisley's vision for her future has changed since becoming guardian to two kids.

The Chrisley Knows Best star, 26, appeared on The Adversity Advantage Podcast, where she opened up about how her vision for a family of her own has changed since she became guardian for Chloe Chrisley, 11,  and Grayson Chrisley, 17.

"I always used to say I will have however many kids God will allow. That was my viewpoint," she began. "I don't know, I think when you're young you think kids are easy, right? No."

"After having Chloe and Grayson, if anything, it slowed my timeline down on things," she acknowledged. "But I always said God meant for me to be a mom. If I don't do anything right with my life, that's going to be the one thing that I do right."

Reflecting on her experience, she continued, "It's definitely opened my eyes to how important bringing a child into this world is and how when we're gone, what we leave behind are children. So, how we raise them and how we love them and guide them, it matters."

"I think, if anything, it's just made me realize that when that time does come for me to have kids, every little decision matters and impacts your child," she concluded.

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Chrisley took over as the primary guardian of Chloe and her brother Grayson, after a federal judge sentenced her father, Todd, 54, and mother, Julie, 50, to a combined 19 years in prison for tax fraud in November 2022.

Since taking over as primary guardian, Chrisley has shared glimpses of their life on social media and her podcast. In an Instagram post in July, Chrisley opened up about the realities of being a "bonus parent."

"I'm not their mom. I'm not their dad. I'm their sister and I get to love and guide them through life. Being a bonus parent is one could ever add up to their parents," she wrote.

"But these kiddos have shown me so much love, patience, grace, understanding, and appreciation! Helping to raise these two kiddos is the hardest but most rewarding job I will ever have," the television personality added.

While talking with friend and singer RaeLynn, 29, on her podcast Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley, Chrisley opened up about what her father said to her about parenthood before heading to prison.

"It's such a rewarding job," RaeLynn said of motherhood.

"You know what, dad's even said, he was like, 'Savannah, what you're about to do,' he said, 'is going to be the toughest thing you've ever done, but it's going to be the most rewarding,' " the reality TV star said of a conversation with her father.

"And literally, I was laying in bed with Chloe the other night and she literally hugged me up, put her arm around me, and she goes, 'I just want to let you know you're doing a really good job with Mom and Dad gone,' and I literally was like, 'That, kids, that's what it's all about.'"

"It can be so hard, but when they feel the love, and you see a smile on their face, doesn't matter if you have the crappiest day in the world. It literally changes everything," she concluded.

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