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Lori Loughlin is ‘grateful’ that her husband is out of jail

Mossimo Giannulli has been released from prison, and Lori Loughlin is happy about it

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Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli.

Steven Senne, Associated Press

Mossimo Giannulli will serve out the rest of his prison sentence at home, and Lori Loughlin couldn’t be happier about it.

Why did Mossimo Giannulli go to jail?

Giannulli and Loughlin were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes as a part of the college admissions scandal. The bribes reportedly paid for Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose — the couple’s daughters — to be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California even though the two never participated in crew. Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty at first before flipping their plea. They were sentenced to prison — Loughlin for two months, Giannulli for five months — in summer 2020.

Giannulli was recently released from prison. He will serve out the rest of his sentence — which ends April 17 — at home. This is something his lawyers had been pushing for since the winter when COVID-19 numbers spiked and there were fears Giannulli would be infected.

How does Lori Loughlin feel?

An unnamed source told E! Newsthat Giannulli’s release gave Loughlin and her family a sense of relief that the college admissions scandal might be behind them.

  • “Everyone is extremely relieved that he was released and can finally start to breathe again,” the insider said. “Lori was especially concerned and very anxious while he was in prison. She is very grateful to have him home.”
  • “They are hopeful about the future and being able to get their lives back on track. They are more than ready to move on and put this behind them.”

Loughlin was released from prison Dec. 28 after serving less than two months.