The latest edition of Us Weekly magazine reports that Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli may be headed for troubled waters.
Unnamed sources told Us Weekly that the couple is struggling with their marriage in the wake of the college admissions scandal. Giannulli and Loughlin are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so their daughters could become University of Southern California students.
And one of their daughters, Bella, is a little concerned about how the scandal has affected their marriage, one source told Us Weekly.
The source told Us Weekly that the two argued over whether to take a private jet to their recent court hearing in Boston, or fly commercial. And, according to the report, Giannulli felt flying commercial would create media hysteria.
There’s also a little nugget buried in there: Loughlin was reportedly angry with her husband “after he recommended they reject the plea deal prosecutors offered in April.”
“Lori was inclined to take the deal, but Mossimo said it would ruin both of their careers,” the source told Us Weekly.
Now, this might sound like some interesting gossip about Loughlin and her husband. But this recent round of comments doesn’t fit the previous stories that have come out about Loughlin and her strategy for the college admissions scandal.
In fact, previous reports suggested Loughlin felt confident with her decision to plead not guilty in the case. And she reportedly wanted to battle the case in court with her husband, as the two were putting up a united front.
“The more that (the attorneys) look at the alleged evidence against them, the better they feel about the case. Everyone is feeling more and more confident that this could end well for them,” a source told People magazine.
“A trial drags things out and she would like to move forward, which she can’t do until it goes to trial,” the source said, according to Fox News. “But still, she feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, that she won’t be found guilty.”
There were also reports that Loughlin wanted to go to court since she could clear her name, too.
“Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court. She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened,” according to People magazine.
“She doesn’t want to spend time in jail, but she knows that any sort of plea or conviction at this point will include jail time,” a source told People magazine. “Her only chance of avoiding jail is to go to court and be found not guilty.”