A not-so-happy holiday. Lori Loughlin is “beyond worried” about spending Christmas behind bars, a source exclusively tells In Touch after she was sentenced to two months in prison on August 21 for the college admissions scandal.
U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton previously ordered the Full House alum, 56, to turn herself into authorities by November 19 during the sentencing hearing. Loughlin‘s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 57, must also surrender to the United States Bureau of Prisons before 2 p.m. on the same day.
“She‘s already a complete wreck and the thought of being locked up during Thanksgiving and Christmas is really messing with her head,” the insider says. “It‘s a nightmare.”
After finding out her fate, Loughlin is dreading the time she and her loved ones will have to spend apart in the coming months. “She and Mossimo aren‘t coping well with the thought of being away from each other. At this point, they only have each other,” adds the source. “Lori isn‘t herself anymore. She‘s looking back and questioning each move that brought her to this unthinkable moment. Nothing will ever be the same again — and the holidays will now forever remind her of prison.”
The Meet My Mom actress‘ sentence included two years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine. As for Giannulli, he will be serving five months behind bars, and must pay a $250,000 fine in addition to completing 250 community hours and two years of supervised release.
During the virtual court hearing in August, Loughlin apologized for her actions. “I want to express how sorry I am. I made an awful decision, I went along with a plan to give my daughters unfair advantage in the college admissions process,” she said. “Though acting out of love for my children, in reality I only diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments and exacerbated inequities in education and in society in general,” the New York native added while fighting back tears.
After initially denying their involvement in the wake of their March 2019 arrests, Loughlin and Giannulli both pleaded guilty in May to paying $500,000 to get their daughters Isabella Giannulli, 21, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, accepted into the University of Southern California [USC] as members of the crew team. The terms of the couple’s plea bargains were ultimately honored by the judge.
Loughlin and Giannulli are now preparing to face the consequences.
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