Friends forever! Bob Saget is sticking by his Full House costar Lori Loughlin’s side — even after she was allegedly involved in the nationwide college admissions scandal. “I love the people I love, and people go through life, and stuff happens,” the 63-year-old actor told Fox News in an interview published on Wednesday, October 30. “For a while, I was saying, ‘No comment,’ and now there’s just no point in talking about it because I’ve answered it. What I would say is, I love the people I love, and I have empathy for people that are in my life for 35 years. I don’t cut people out.”
Saget — who starred on the sitcom with Loughlin, 55, from 1987 to 1995 — explained why his bond with Loughlin is important. “I’ve never had any friends growing up,” he said. “So, I’m lucky to have any in the first place.” This isn’t the first time the comedian has spoken out about Loughlin’s legal trouble. “I will say that I love her,” he said during an appearance on the Today show in April. “I will say that no comment and that is a personal thing. It’s a personal thing because it’s a strange time, and what do you say?”
Some of Loughlin’s other costars have also expressed their opinion about the ordeal. In August, John Stamos, 56, couldn’t believe what the Hallmark alum was going through. “I gotta be careful,” he told GQ at the time. “I want to wait until the trial happens, if it does, or whatever the result is and then talk about it. … I’ll tell you one that has been strange is: Honestly, I can’t figure it out. It doesn’t make sense. Whatever happened … I’m pretty sure that the punishment is not equal to the crime, if there was a crime.”
Meanwhile, Candace Cameron Bure seemingly showed her support for Loughlin at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in March. “Where there’s a lot of heart, there’s a lot of love,” the 43-year-old said while her Fuller House costars accepted the prize for Favorite Funny TV Show. “And a loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side, no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that sticks together celebrates the really good times together.”
In March, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested after they allegedly paid $500,000 to get their two daughters, Bella Giannulli, 21, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, into school at the University of Southern California as crew recruits, despite not playing the sport. One month later, the duo pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering charges.
In October, the United States Department of Justice slapped Loughlin and the fashion designer, 56, with even more charges — including conspiring to commit federal program bribery. “In exchange for the bribes, employees of the university allegedly designate the defendants’ children as athletic recruits — with little or no regard for their athletic abilities — or as members of other favored admissions categories,” the press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts read. They are still awaiting trial.
Felicity Huffman — another A-lister who was involved in the scheme — pleaded guilty and served less than 14 days behind bars. However, Loughlin is nervous for what’s to come. “Her physical appearance, her weight is what concerns her friends most,” a source exclusively told In Touch. “Lori is losing weight. She looks skinnier than ever. It’s not good. The case is definitely getting to her.” A second insider added, “They’re both freaking out that the judge wants to make examples of them and put them behind bars,” they said. “It’s a very real possibility. Their fame isn’t doing them any favors this time around.”
Well, at least Loughlin has her friends during this tough time.
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