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Chloe Chrisley celebrated her 11th birthday on Friday, as her grandparents Todd and Julie Chrisley languished behind bars for fraud.
The couple officially adopted Chloe in 2017, having taken her in as her father Kyle Chrisley - Todd and Julie's son - battled addiction.
However Todd and Julie were sentenced to prison last year, he for 12 years and she for seven, so Chloe wound up with her aunt Savannah Chrisley.
Now Chloe, who refers to her criminal grandparents as 'Mom' and 'Dad,' has been left ringing in her big day without them.
In an emotional Instagram post, Savannah revealed that Chloe marked the occasion by saying: 'the only thing that would make this better is if mom and dad were here… I can’t wait until I’m 13 or 14 because maybe mom will at least be home.'
Milestone: Chloe Chrisley celebrated her 11th birthday on Friday, as her grandparents Todd and Julie Chrisley languished behind bars for fraud
Stepping up: The couple officially adopted Chloe in 2017, having taken her in as her father Kyle Chrisley - Todd and Julie's son - battled addiction; Julie, Chloe and Todd are pictured
'What a freaking dagger that was…' Savannah reflected: 'today is so bittersweet… but I have to remember that God has a bigger plan in store for us all!'
Julie and Todd began their prison stints this January after being convicted of tax fraud, bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States - but they have both had their sentences reduced since then.
Todd's sentence was cut by two years, making his expected release date in early 2033. Julie's was reduced by 14 months, resulting in a 2028 release date.
As Chloe awaited their return, she was showered with love by Savannah, who shared a rhapsodic Instagram post for the little girl's birthday this Friday.
'HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY to our sweet CoCo! I can’t believe that she is 11 years old! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!! Watching her grow has been the biggest blessing of my life… she has QUITE the personality!' wrote the proud aunt.
'I wish I had her humor. I wish I had her carefree spirit. I wish I had her heart. She is everything that I hope to be one day! There is not a day goes by to where she doesn’t reach me something new,' Savannah continued.
'Because of her… we are all better people! I love you sweet girl! KEEP SHINING! NEVER GIVE UP! And ALWAYS KNOW… I AM HERE!'
Kyle welcomed Chloe with one Angela Johnson in 2012, but the little girl soon wound up in her grandparents' hands amid Kyle's substance issues.
Family matters: However Todd and Julie were sentenced to prison last year, he for 12 years and she for seven, so Chloe wound up with her aunt Savannah Chrisley, with whom she is pictured
Waxing rhapsodic: 'HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY to our sweet CoCo! I can’t believe that she is 11 years old! WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE!!' wrote the proud aunt
Todd and Julie got full custody of Chloe in 2016 - after Angela was arrested on suspicion of defrauding Medicaid and food stamps.
However last year, once Todd and Julie were convicted of fraud, it emerged that Angela was attempting to reestablish custody of Chloe.
'It's ironic that her biological mother would come forward now, when she has not been in her life since 2015,' Todd retorted on his podcast Chrisley Confessions.
'Angela Johnson surrendered her parental rights on March of 2017, and we never heard from her again,' he