Savannah Chrisley Assumes Guardianship of Siblings at the Age of 26: A Closer Look
In the Oct. 9 episode of Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, Savannah Chrisley made the decision to leave the show. However, the reality star gave E! News an explanation of her pride in herself for quitting the Fox reality show.
Savannah Chrisley is coming to understand the value of accepting oneself more than seeking approval from others.
In the Oct. 9 episode of Fox's Special Forces: World's Toughest Test, the reality star unexpectedly decided to withdraw from the competition despite being one of the early favorites. Even though she left the show early to care for her brother Grayson, 17, and niece Chloe, 10, while her parents Todd and Julie Chrisley serve their respective prison sentences, the 26-year-old doesn't feel like a quitter. Savannah is more than comfortable with being labeled as soft if her decision to leave the program gives some people that impression.
"I've always been super hard, like, 'I'm fine, so nothing else bothers me,'" Savannah revealed in a preview interview with E! News. "But I've learned how soft I really am and I think that's something I've always wanted."
Savannah is not only struggling with the fact that her parents, Todd and Julie, were found guilty of bank and tax fraud and received sentences of seven and twelve years, respectively, but she is also grieving the unexpected loss of her former partner, Nic Kerdiles, who passed away on September 23 in a motorcycle accident.
Savannah declared herself to be "sad," but she's also prepared to "battle through" her recent hardships.
Savannah talked about her strategy to "battle through" the difficult times, saying, "I don't know when the blows are gonna stop coming, but I'm going to try," "Being hard-hearted and on the defensive are not enjoyable activities. I've been injured a lot, left damaged, and let my hurt fester into rage. I'm going to take that moving forward and attempt to use it for something constructive so that I can lead a happy, fulfilled life in which I can truly breathe."
Hours before her Special Forces departure aired, Savannah talked to E! News about her decision to hang up her fighting gear and embrace her new role as de facto parent.
News on E! You've had a difficult few months. What state are you in?
Georgia Chrisley: I think, all right, this week we're going to go back to our regular lives. We are going to begin organizing a productive timetable for ourselves. For me, exercising has significantly improved my mental health overall. And since I haven't been doing it, I'm thinking, "Okay, I should get back to it," while attempting to be kind to myself in the process. Fortunately, I've surrounded myself with a wonderful group of individuals who have supported me, shown up for me when things have been tough, and assisted with the kids. So I will always be appreciative of that.