Lori Loughlin is obviously relieved to be out of federal prison and back with her daughters. The trio had an emotional reunion after the Full House star was released Monday morning following a two-month sentence.
Loughlin, 56, was convicted of her part in the so-called college admissions scandal. She and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty earlier this year to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California on a rowing scholarship. Though neither Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, nor Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, row crew.
A source told People that Loughlin was thrilled to be home and “seems beyond relieved that she can put her prison sentence behind her.”
The women plan to spend New Year’s together and catch up on lost time. Loughlin reported on Oct. 30 to the federal prison in Dublin, California, just over five hours north of her $9 million Hidden Hills mansion.
“It’s the most stressful thing she has ever dealt with. She plans on spending New Year’s with Olivia and Bella,” an insider told People.
Giannulli remains in prison serving a five-month sentence. Loughlin must now complete two years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service, the Associated Press said.
Olivia Jade, their youngest daughter who is a social media influencer, addressed the incident on The Red Table series. Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, and daughter Willow Smith host the show. Jade said told the host that her family isn’t deserving of people’s pity.
“We messed up. I just want a second chance to be like, ‘I recognize I messed up.’ And for so long I wasn’t able to talk about this because of the legalities behind it,” she said.
Lori Loughlin Was ‘A Wreck’ In Prison
“Lori really went into prison strong, she had her faith and the support of her family, but the first few days and road ahead are daunting,” the insider told US Weekly last month.
A second source provided some more insight on Loughlin’s life inside Dublin.
“Lori tried her best to be brave and look at the end result but there was nothing that could dissipate her fears,” the source said.
However, Yahoo later said those reports were exaggerated.