"I love her," the 64-year-old said on the "Inside of You With Michael Rosenbaum" podcast. "I’ve been asked [about her legal issues] 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."
This isn’t the first time Saget has publicly voiced his support for Loughlin during the scandal.
"I don’t cut people that I love from my life unless they shot me in the eye," Saget told Us Weekly in 2019. "No matter what, everyone does something in their life that comes out in the press — no matter what we do. I just love her and I’ll always love her."
Then, before she entered prison, he messaged Loughlin and said, "I love you and thinking of you, that’s all," according to Page Six.
"And you know when it gets down to it, there’s so much going on and so many people have gone through so much and you know...” he told the outlet. “If you love somebody then you have to make that decision and [ask yourself], 'Is this something that causes me not to love a person?' And I love her. She’s a sweetheart."
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes and fabricated evidence that their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade, were rowers to help get them into the University of Southern California. The couple pleaded not guilty in May 2020 after they initially denied their involvement.
Felicity Huffman was also involved in the college admissions scandal.
Loughlin was given a two-month prison sentence, which she has completed, two years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine. Giannulli was given five months in prison, which he is currently serving, two years of supervised release, 250 hours of community service and a $250,000 fine.
Loughlin is not the only Full House costar Saget has remained close to. He kept in contact with Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen since the sitcom ended in 1995 — but the twins did not reprise their roles for Fuller House.
"Ashley and Mary-Kate, I love [them] so much. When I’m in New York or when they’re here, when we can, we see each other," he shared on the podcast but "there’s no favorite" TV children.
"They’re all friends [of mine], it’s not like they’re kids. But Jodie [Sweetin] was probably more like a kid to me. Ashley and Mary-Kate are more like friends because I kind of got the whole thing of everything they’re about. Candace [Cameron Bure] is a friend. They’ve all been there for me in a big way when I’ve gone through hard stuff."