Despite Savannah ChrisleyAnd Nic KerdilesFathers give their love multiple chances. Todd Chrisley believes he knows exactly why their relationship didn’t last.
“We love Nic, and I pray for him every day and I will always love him,” the Chrisley Knows Best patriarch, 53, said during the Wednesday, September 21, episode of his “Chrisley Confessions” podcast. “Nic will always mean the world to my family, but they have gone their separate ways. And it appears for now that that’s where they’re going to stay.”
Todd hosted the latest episode of his podcast along with his 25 year-old daughter. She was filling in for his wife. Julie Chrisley. During their Wednesday conversation, the businessman spoke about how Savannah met the former hockey player, who was 28, via social media.
“I said [to you], ‘Y’all met on social media. He had a blue tickmark, and you had one. He was an athlete, you’re on television,’” Todd noted. “Y’all put all your faith in that blue check mark because that meant both of you were verified, which meant there was no falsity going on. No one was impersonating you. This was a verified account.’”
He continued: “And I said, ‘Had you put as much faith in the word [of the Bible] and in God as you did that blue checkmark,’ I said, ‘Things may have ended differently.’”
Todd further asserted that since both Kerdiles and Savannah were well-known personalities, he thought they’d be on the same “level,” especially when it comes to understanding fame.
“I said, ‘When y’all two verified that y’all were legitimate on social media, where was the verification that you were both children of God and that you were supposed to be together? Where’s that verification?’” he continued. “I said, ‘You don’t have it.’ So what starts uneven will end uneven. What starts out cracked will end in smashed. And I said, ‘If it starts out messy, it’ll end with messy.’”
After more than a year of dating, Kerdiles proposed to the reality television personality in April 2019. But, their engagement was canceled by Kerdiles and the reality TV personality in September 2020.
“Nic and I have decided to call it quits,” Savannah wrote via Instagram at the time. “There’s no hatred between the two of us … and in all honesty … that makes saying goodbye even harder. We have nothing but love, respect and admiration for one another but it’s time for us to move forward individually.”
Despite their split, the twosome continued to be friendly.
“Nic and I, we’re on good terms,” she previously told Us Weekly in November 2020. “We’re both so young and ambitious, and you know, we’re trying to find our way in life. … No decision is ever permanent, so you never know what can happen. We have the rest of our lives to figure things out.”
They decided to give their relationship another chance by April 2021, but kept their journey private. They split up later.