Are Todd and Julie Chrisley headed for divorce?
Even the strongest marriages can crumble under extraordinary pressures. And prison is certainly that.
On the heels of Todd and Julie Chrisley’s positive appeal news, divorce rumors have been swirling about these two.
Whether they’re free next year or next decade, is this the end for the Chrisley marriage?
Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley may have committed the same financial crimes, but they received separate sentences at separate facilities.
At present, Todd expects release from prison in January of 2033. And prison schedules expect Julie to walk free in October of 2028. Those times show a reduction in their sentences — in Todd’s case, by a couple of years.
But that is a long time for any couple to spend apart under the best of circumstances. And incarceration is one of the worst circumstances imaginable.
Recently, reports have seemingly confirmed this, with a supposed source insisting that Julie will divorce Todd.
However, Todd’s attorney, Jay Surgent, has spoken to multiple outlets, including TMZ.
And he says that divorce is the furthest thing from the Chrisley family’s minds.
According to Surgent, the Chrisleys feel “supported” by their “mutual belief in God.” Todd and Julie are devout Christians.
Additionally, he says, the two have an enduring faith that the United States criminal justice system will ultimately prevail and that the “right thing” will happen.
As we have previously reported, Todd believes that God caused his incarceration as part of a divine plan. Part of it seems to be prompting carceral reform.
Even though Todd’s sentence went from 12 years to 10, and Julie’s sentence went from 7 to 6, their fight is not yet done.
The two hope to overturn the entire thing through the appeals process.
We recently learned that their legal team will present oral arguments to the appeals court this spring. Appellate courts do not usually grant that request.
Last week, the two had separate Thanksgivings in separate prisons, both without their children. It was a hollow echo of the actual holiday celebration.
According to the attorney, Julie remains strong while in prison and still believes that their marriage will endure.
This comes from a lawyer who is speaking on behalf of his client. With that caveat in mind, it does fly in the face of the anonymous report that she feels “broken and helpless.” Also? Both can be true.
We should note that Savannah Chrisley has said that her father is facing retaliation in prison for discussing the dismal living conditions.
It is genuinely a good thing that he is speaking up.
And yes, we absolutely hate praising Todd Chrisley. He’s a horrible person. But it’s true — he’s speaking about a very important issue.
Even if every criminal behind bars were both guilty of their crime and deserved prison time for it (which is obviously not the case), prisoners are still people.
How our society treats them is an indicator — or an indictment — of the quality of our civilization.
Yes, even when the prisoners are these two.