First meeting with her two daughters after their release
After her release from prison, actress Lori Loughlin celebrates a tearful reunion with her two daughters.
US actress Lori Loughlin (56, "Full House") celebrated a tearful reunion with her two daughters, young actress Isabella Rose Giannulli (22, "The Christmas Story") and Olivia Jade Giannulli (21), after her release from prison. This is reported by the magazine "People", citing an unnamed source. "It is the end of a very long ordeal", this is also quoted.
The "Fuller House" actress was allowed to leave the detention center in Dublin, California, early Monday morning, after she had been in prison for almost two months because of her involvement in the university admissions bribery scandal. Another source reportedly told the magazine that Loughlin was "more than relieved" to have finished her prison sentence. "It's the most stressful thing she has ever had to deal with," it continues. She is now planning to spend New Year's Eve with her daughters.
New Year's Eve only with the daughters
The father of her daughters, husband Mossimo Giannulli (57), will be missing at the turn of the year, because he too had to be arrested. But his sentence was longer. Giannulli went to another penal institution in California about 400 kilometers away on November 19, 2020, about three weeks after his wife. In contrast to his wife, Giannulli does not have to stay there for two but five months. He can therefore only count on a discharge in April 2021. Loughlin could "not wait to have him back home," reveals one of the insiders.
Couple admitted guilt
Together with Loughlin, the designer had admitted in May of this year that he had paid a bribe of 500,000 US dollars (the equivalent of around 410,000 euros) to give their daughters advantages at the University of Southern California. In addition to jail, Loughlin was fined $ 150,000 and 150 hours of community service in August of that year, her husband's $ 250,000 and 250 hours.
In the university scandal last year it was revealed that in addition to Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, other wealthy parents had paid bribes. So also "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman (58), who only had to go to prison for eleven days due to a much lower bribe.