Lori Loughlin, star of Fuller House, is slowly easing back into the spotlight of mainstream media. After it was discovered that she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli had abused their status and the college board in order to get ahead of their two daughters, the couple has spoken out about the situation.
Fuller House star Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 as a bribe to ensure their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, would be admitted to the University of Southern California. Loughlin even went as far as to have her daughters pose for fake rowing pictures, despite neither of the girls having ever participated in or ever played the sport. Her husband served a five-month prison sentence for his crimes in April 2021.
Despite the uproar she has faced in the last few years, Loughlin made her first television appearance since the admissions scandal. She spoke on KTLA's Lead with Love 3 event, where she promoted her work with Project Angel Food in Los Angeles.
When the news about the college scandal surfaced, she explained that Project Angel Food is more than just feeding individuals in need. It's a community, after all. She's so proud to be here and working with this organization. It's really a community, she said.
Nothing will diminish the fact that Loughlin made huge public errors that ultimately prevented other highly qualified students from being admitted to the University of Southern California. Nonetheless, the star is seemingly attempting to turn over a new leaf and has developed a genuine solitude in her work for the less fortunate, and that should be lauded.
Fuller House is now available on Netflix.