“Nic and I, we’re on good terms,” the Chrisley Knows Best star, 23, told Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, November 9, while discussing her Sassy by Savannah cosmetics line. “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.”
“We made [the decision] together,” she explained on the “Chrisley Confessions” podcast in June. “We both realized that things moved way too fast and we needed to go back to dating.”
Three months later, the Georgia native announced via Instagram that she and the hockey player had officially called it quits.
“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,” she wrote at the time. “These past 3 years have been some of the best years of my life … but I have to trust that God has a far greater purpose for my life … I believe that He will take this hardship and make something beautiful out of it. Now please be kind with this news that I am sharing.”
Kerdiles, for his part, noted that he was “truly blessed” to have grown alongside his former flame. “I still look at her as the type of woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. She is everything one could want in a mother, daughter, wife and friend,” he wrote via Instagram in September.
As they continue to navigate their lives apart from each other, Chrisley told Us that she and Kerdiles are “taking time to focus on ourselves.” Despite their breakup, the duo will always have a special bond.
“We do talk, we are the best of friends. There is no bad will toward each other or any fighting, none of that, which is great,” Chrisley explained. “We’re just kind of like, ‘Whatever’s going to happen is going to happen.’ There’s no pressure on anything.”
Both Chrisley and the Texas native are channeling their energy into bettering themselves as individuals and each “want to be successful in [their] careers.” Though she’s in a good headspace after her split, the Growing Up Chrisley star isn’t ready to jump back in the dating pool.
“I’m focusing on me and I feel like that is the best way to go,” she told Us. “And you know, it is what it is.”
Chrisley Knows Best season 8 continues on USA Network Thursday, November 12, at 10 p.m. ET. Fans can catch up on previous seasons for free on Peacock.
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