December 30, 2020
"Full House" star Lori Loughlin was recently released from prison, and according to sources, it was an incredibly emotional reunion for the iconic actress and her two daughters, Bella and Olivia.
Lori Loughlin has returned home after completing her two-month jail term, and the actress was nothing but grateful to be reunited with loved ones.
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in jail for her involvement in a college admission scandal. For her jail time, the actress served at The Federal Correctional Institution in California.
Now that she is out, Loughlin's return has been met with several emotions from her family, especially her two daughters Bella Giannulli and Olivia Jade Giannulli.
Speaking to Us Weekly, a source close to Loughlin said that the actress was relieved to be out but noted that it was a bittersweet feeling for both her and her daughters. The source added:
"Lori had a very emotional reunion with her daughters this morning at the family home."
The source explained that even though the actress and her kids were happy about her return, they were also sad that Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was not there with them.
Like his wife, Mossimo was sentenced to prison for his involvement in the college admission scandal. However, while Loughlin got only two months, he was given a five-month jail term, which he started on November 19 at The Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc.
Loughlin must also serve two years of supervised release and pay a fine of about $150,000.
Based on when he started his sentence, Mossimo should be out by April 2020, and according to a source, Loughlin cannot wait for his return home.
The actress and her husband pleaded guilty to fraud charges for paying bribes to help their daughters secure admissions into the University of Southern California.
In addition to their prison sentences, Loughlin and Mossimo are expected to complete community service hours, with the actress getting 100 hours, and her husband expected to complete 150 hours.
Following her release, Loughlin must also serve two years of supervised release and pay a fine of about $150,000. Once Mossimo is out, he is expected to do the same.
The celebrity couple is not the only one caught up in the college scam scandal as actress Felicity Huffman was also found guilty of bribing an admission consultant to get her daughter's answers on the SAT exams changed.
For this, the "Desperate Housewives" actress was sentenced to 14 days in prison, one year of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service.
Huffman has long completed her sentence, and even though things will never be the same with her and Loughlin, the two actresses are well on their way to redemption.