Savannah Chrisley is getting candid about tying the knot and parenthood.
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star told singer Lindsay Ell on her “Unlocked” podcast Wednesday she feels while having children forces a person to be responsible, marriage involves “giving over a part of yourself” so you can get hurt.
“I don’t know if it’s maybe — and this is gonna sound so bad — but I think maybe because kids, you’re in control of, you know, so if I were to have a kid, it’s my responsibility to take care of them. And I make sure they get from point A to point B, all these things,” she explained.
“But with marriage, it’s kind of like you’re giving over a part of yourself to someone, so they have the ability to hurt you. It’s a weird thing I’m still trying to figure out in my mind.”
After Ell said she believes if “you choose the right person” it shouldn’t feel that way, Chrisley agreed that it’s important to find a partner “you can grow with.”
She added she’s “guilty” of getting into relationships with the hope that her partner will become a better version of themselves.
At a younger age, she said, she could never understand why some people wouldn’t want children, “but as an adult, I’m like, I have so much respect for people who can say, ‘You know what? Love kids, don’t want them.’ Because it takes a lot to raise a child. It takes a lot of love.”
She added that she appreciates in this day and age that it’s more “normal” to “do what works for you.”
“There’s not this time clock. I don’t have to do what everyone else is wanting me to do,” she noted.