At the end of December, former “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin completed her two month prison sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal. Now, her former “Full House” costar Bob Saget has broken his silence to address her situation.
“I love her,” Saget said of Loughlin. “I’ve been asked [about] it a lot. I’ve gotten whittled down. I just love her. I don’t know, I’d like to see a lot of other people doing time. We’re in such a place where no matter what I say I’m screwed, and I just love her. That’s where I am on that.”
Saget had sent Loughlin a brief message back in October, saying, “I love you and thinking of you — that’s all.”
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison last year on charges related to her allegedly paying $500,000 in bribe money to have his two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, even though neither girl had ever rowed before.
After Loughlin was released from prison, a source close to her suggested that she would like to launch a comeback in Hollywood.
“Lori is still in the moment of enjoying being back at home,” the source told People Magazine. “The next big focus is of course to have Mossimo back home. No one can visit him in prison, because of COVID. He stays in touch with his family via phone calls. It seems Lori will put everything on hold until Mossimo is home. She isn’t really thinking about anything else.”
“She previously expressed that she would love to act again at some point,” the insider added. “She always loved her career. She loves filming and creating movies. The only focus right now though is to reunite with Mossimo.”
Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is in the middle of his five month prison sentence for his own role in the college admissions scandal. Loughlin and her husband fought the charges for over a year before pleading guilty, and the actress became emotional as she addressed the judge during her sentencing.
“I made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process and in doing so I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass,” Loughlin said. “I have great faith in God, and I believe in redemption and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and use this experience as a catalyst to do good.”