- “Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller doesn’t think Todd Chrisley will “be able to handle” prison.
- “He is not going to be able to handle the soap and the towels,” she told “Entertainment Tonight.”
- She thinks that Chrisley — who is carrying out a 12-year sentence — will “survive” by doing trades.
“Dance Moms” star Abby Lee Miller doesn’t think Todd Chrisley will “be able to handle” prison because the former reality star, who was found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion last year, is “very bougie.”
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star began his 12-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute Pensacola in Florida in January, after he and his wife, Julie Chrisley, were convicted of defrauding banks out of more than $30 million by providing fake financial statements to make them appear wealthier than they were.
Miller — who served just over eight months behind bars for bankruptcy fraud between 2017 and 2018 — told “Entertainment Tonight” that she thinks the disgraced reality stars, particularly Todd, may have trouble adjusting to their new lives.
“He’s very bougie,” she said of Todd, who once claimed on the couple’s USA Network reality show that he spends about $300,000 annually on clothing.
“He is not going to be able to handle, like, the soap and the towels,” Miller added.
The former Abby Lee Dance Company owner went on to say that there can be additional challenges that come with being an imprisoned celebrity.
“When I went in, nobody even wanted to come to the front to get me. There were volunteers that come and give you a tour and all that,” she said. “No one would come except my dear friend, Michelle, who I still talk to at least once a week.”
However, Miller added that she believes that like her, Todd would be able to find a way to make the most of his time behind bars.
“I think he’ll do some trade-outs. There’s a way to survive in there,” she said.
The 57-year-old also said she exchanged direct messages with Todd, 53, over Instagram before he and his wife’s respective prison sentences began in January.
“I said, ‘Be careful,'” she recalled of their conversation.
Todd and Julie’s sentences were announced in November. Todd, who prosecutors called the “mastermind” of the couple’s years-long tax and bank fraud scheme, was sentenced to 12 years at Federal Prison Camp Pensacola.
Julie, who prosecutors believed played a lesser role, was sentenced to seven years in prison at Federal Correctional Institution Marianna in Jackson County, Florida, but when the couple reported to the Bureau of Prisons on January 17 to begin their sentences, she instead reported to the Kentucky-based medical facility.