Earlier this month, former “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were given prison sentences of two months and five months respectively for their roles in the college admissions scandal. Now, it’s been reported that their 20 year-old daughter Olivia Jade is “emotionally preparing” for her parents to go behind bars.
A source told Hollywood Life that Olivia Jade and her 21 year-old sister Isabella have been leaning on each other during this difficult time.
“While Olivia and Bella have emotionally been preparing themselves for this outcome, they’re still so young — this would be hard on anybody their age to handle,” said a source close to Olivia Jade. “But, they’re handling it as best as anybody could expect, and Lori is so proud of her daughters.”
“Olivia has been spending more time at home with her parents and much less time hanging out with her friends,” the insider added, explaining that “she wants to have as much time with her mom and dad as possible right now.”
Though she was spotted at a TikTok party in West Hollywood last week, the source stressed that she is extremely close to her family.
“The TikTok party was a one-off thing and since Olivia has been spending so much time at home,” the source said. “She decided to enjoy a night out with friends, where she wore her mask and made sure to take all safety precautions.”
As for Loughlin and Giannulli, they are making their daughters their priority right now.
“Lori would definitely like for her and Mossimo to serve their time consecutively so at least one parent can be there for the girls at all times,” the source explained.
Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer Edward Molari spoke out to say that Loughlin might just get her wish.
“When the court sets their surrender dates it’s up to the court. There is no real reason they would need to serve the time at the same time,” Molari said. “If a judge is trying to avoid causing unnecessary and unintended complications in their lives one imagines he would at least consider structuring their sentences so that they mostly don’t overlap. They are fairly short sentences so logistically that seems feasible.”
Loughlin and Giannulli plead guilty back in May to charges related to them allegedly paying $500,000 in bribe money to have their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, even though neither girl had ever rowed before.
A judge sentenced Loughlin to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine and 150 hours of community service. Meanwhile, Giannulli was sentenced to five months in jail, a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of service.