WCTH alum Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are both behind bars for their part in last year’s College Admissions Scandal. However, a source close to the family says it is their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli, 21, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 22, who are really struggling. According to the source it is “just a nightmare for them.”
WCTH alum Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli in jail
The source told People that when they had to say goodbye to Lori, Olivia and Isabella were “very upset.” However, having both of their parents behind bars at the same time is truly upsetting for the girls.
Fuller House alum Loughlin, 45, handed herself in at FCI-Dublin in Northern California on October 30. She has already served more than three weeks of her two-month sentence. This follows her and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 57, pleading guilty in May to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. On November 19, it was Giannulli’s turn to report to the federal prison in Lompoc, where he is serving five months for his role in the scandal.
Olivia and Isabella are ‘beyond worried’
While it obviously isn’t pleasant for their parents to be in prison, their daughters are reportedly “beyond worried.” This is especially so during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the source says they can’t wait for their mom to come home in December. “They try to focus on this.”
Loughlin and Giannulli are not alone in the College Admissions Scandal. The scandal involved a number of wealthy parents who had bribed their children’s way into prestigious universities. On May 22, Loughlin confessed to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Meanwhile, her husband, Giannulli, also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. He also pleaded guilty to one count of honest services wire and mail fraud.
The pair was among 50 wealthy parents who allegedly bribed their children’s way into the best universities. Their bribe was to falsely designate Olivia and Isabella as recruits for the crew team at the University of Southern California. As noted by People, this is despite the fact that neither girl had ever participated in the sport.
When will Loughlin be home?
Loughlin’s release date is December 28, but she hopes to be released four days earlier. This would allow her to spend Christmas with her girls. Mossimo is only scheduled for release in April 2021
It seems Loughlin has settled in at the prison and has joined a group of women. A source said she is holding up well, after being a “little weepy” on her first night. She is concentrating on her health and wellbeing and so far has had no problems. She mostly keeps to herself and realizes she is no better or worse than any of the other women. The good news is that despite her being a celebrity, no one is bullying her.