Savannah Chrisley Is 'Sobbing' as Court Decision Means She Is 'One Step Closer to Getting Mom and Dad Home'

"The kids are freaking out, I am freaking out," the former 'Chrisley Knows Best' star said after an important decision was made regarding the appeal of her parents' Todd and Julie Chrisley's convictions

<p>Vivian Zink/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty </p> (L-R) Julie Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Todd Chrisley.

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(L-R) Julie Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley and Todd Chrisley.

Things are looking up for Todd and Julie Chrisley!

On Instagram Monday, their daughter Savannah Chrisley had some "huge news" to share regarding the couple's ongoing appeal for their fraud case.

"I am freaking out! As you know, we are spending Thanksgiving a little different this year, because I wasn't going to fake it. I wasn't going to do the traditional Thanksgiving we're always used to," Savannah, 26, said in the emotional clip, set to "Goodness of God" by CeCe Winans. "But I got a call this morning and the appeals court has granted our oral arguments. So, I literally was sobbing."

Through a choked-up voice, the Unlocked podcast host noted that they're now "one step closer to getting mom and dad home."

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"The kids are freaking out. I'm freaking out. I got to explain it to Chloe," she continued. "It's just amazing."

From there, the Chrisley Knows Best alum revealed that oral arguments will begin the week of March 25, 2024. "Only about 6 percent of cases that are submitted for oral arguments get accepted. So this is huge news," she explained.

"We get to go and argue why mom and dad should be home," she added. "So, God is good. Thanksgiving win!"

Tommy Garcia/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank The Chrisley Family is pictured.
Tommy Garcia/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank The Chrisley Family is pictured.

In the clip's caption, Savannah stressed that an "oral argument in an appellate court represents a critical moment in every case. The briefs are written, and the panel may already be leaning towards a decision. Oral argument, therefore, is an opportunity to cement the panel’s decision in your favor, or perhaps your final chance to save your case!!"


The reality star's post was flooded with supportive comments, including from her big brother Chase Chrisley. "God is good!!! 🙏🏻🙏🏻," he replied.

Savannah's post was also shared by her estranged sister, Lindsie Chrisley.

Related: Savannah Chrisley Says There's Been 'Retaliation' Against Dad Todd in Prison After Public Advocacy

Todd, 54, and Julie, 50, reported to prison in January after being convicted of fraud. Though they were initially sentenced to a combined 19 years, both of their sentences have been reduced.

The longtime couple — who wed in 1996 — confirmed they were appealing their case in December 2022, nearly one month after they were sentenced.

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<p>Jason Kempin/Getty Images</p> (L-R) Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Chase Chrisley are pictured.

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(L-R) Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Chase Chrisley are pictured.

After the family brought on new attorney Jay Surgent of Weiner Law Group LLP this year, he told PEOPLE in late July that they "did our final filings" earlier that month.

"The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals can reverse the District Court, or they could remand the case back for hearings that should have been held that were not held during the course of this trial," Surgent previously explained. "We argued very vigorously that their constitutional rights have been violated, and that they basically were not given a fair hearing. It's all in black and white, actually."

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Amid Todd and Julie's time behind bars, Savannah — who is currently caring for younger siblings Grayson, 17, and Chloe, 10 — has stepped into prison reform activism while continuing to fight for her parents' return home.

"This has been quite the journey," she explained to PEOPLE last month. "I like to say I was tone-deaf to the system. I'm not sitting here saying I am the most knowledgeable person when it comes to that. So what I have done is I've taken my hurt that I've experienced and I'm trying to take that hurt and make it effective instead of allowing it to eat at me."

Savannah continued, "I see men and women that are suffering every single day and these families that are suffering. And unfortunately, we live in a world that's so quick to throw people away because we can always get someone new. I absolutely hate that because these men and women need people to fight for them too. And there is no reason why they should be treated the way that they're treated and people need to pay more attention to it."

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