Is Lori Loughlin turning on husband Mossimo Giannulli to get a plea deal in their trial for the college admissions cheating scandal? That’s the story one of the tabloids is pushing. Gossip Cop can confirm it’s false.
An article in the latest issue of the Globe claims Loughlin and Giannulli have become “estranged” following the controversy. An alleged source says the actress is “livid” with her husband for supposedly forcing her to plead not guilty instead of taking a plea deal like fellow actress Felicity Huffman.
“Lori is furious at Mossimo because she believes they would have gotten the same kind of leniency that Felicity received if they owned up to the charges,” adds the suspicious tipster. “She believes that Mossimo created this problem and dragged her into it… Now she has to save herself.” The seemingly phony source concludes that Loughlin is “ready to sacrifice her hubby for a deal.”
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to a college admissions advisor to ensure their daughters would be accepted into the University Of Southern California. Each face 20 years behind bars if convicted. Huffman, who was accused of a much smaller bribe and pleaded guilty in May, was recently sentenced to 14 days in jail for her part in the scandal.
There are a couple of glaring problems with the tabloid’s phony story. For starters, the spouses aren’t the least bit “estranged.” In fact, a video posted on Twitter shows Loughlin and Giannulli holding hands as they walked into a courthouse in late August for their most recent court appearance. Additionally, Entertainment Tonight recently addressed divorce rumors about Loughlin and Giannulli, calling them “absolutely untrue” and noting that the spouses “have been standing by each other’s side since the beginning.”
There’s absolutely nothing to indicate the Fuller House star is on the brink of “sacrificing” her husband. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with an individual in Loughlin’s camp, who tells us the report is ridiculous. This article is a reversal of a previous narrative pitched by the Globe’s sister publication, Life & Style, who claimed last week that Loughlin and Giannulli were renewing their vows. That story wasn’t true either, but it also shows how the tabloids can’t keep their stories straight.
Another one of the Globe’s sister publications, the National Enquirer, has also run phony reports regarding the couple. At the end of August, the tabloid published a story alleging Loughlin’s two daughters had abandoned her in the wake of the scandal. In reality, the girls’ social media pages are filled with love and support for their mother. Despite the tabloids trying to tear the family apart, they’re clearly staying strong for each other.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.