Disgraced mom Lori Loughlin decided to bite the bullet at the end of last month and start her jail sentence early — and it is looking as if she will likely be released in time for the new year. In the meantime, her near and dear are trying to stay positive and bond as a unit while she is behind bars.
According to Us Weekly, “While the family is going through a difficult time, they are supporting each other,” a source revealed. "They understand that mistakes were made, but that in order to move forward, they need to forgive and move forward."
That includes Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannuli — who himself has yet to check in for his own prison sentence — and their two disgraced daughters, Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade, who were admitted to the University of Southern California under their parents' expensive $500,000 scam designing them as elite athletes in a sport that neither had ever participated in.
The Full House alum surrendered herself to authorities on Friday, October 30, at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. — about 40 miles from San Francisco — for her part in the massive college admissions cheating scandal that shocked the nation. This is the same facility that actress Felicity Huffman served her two-week sentence back in October 2019 for her part in the malicious scheme.
The married couple originally plead not guilty to the crimes but had a change of heart in May and took a plea deal. Loughlin was sentenced to two months behind bars, in addition to paying a $150,000 fine, getting two years of supervised release and participating in 100 hours of community service.
Giannulli was ordered to five months in prison as well as a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service. He has until November 19 to surrender and is expected to serve his time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, Calif.
The couple's daughters were not charged, but Olivia Jade, a prominent influencer, suffered the loss of endorsements from high-profile brands such as Sephora and Estée Lauder.