Lori Loughlin “is finally realizing just how serious” the college admissions scandal is, according to people close to her.
“She is seeing the light that she will do jail time,” a source told E!, adding that the star is “freaking out.”
Loughin and her husband were accused of paying $500,000 to make it appear their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella were rowing team recruits to guarantee their admission to USC.
“She has been in complete denial and thought maybe she could skate by,” a source told the outlet. “She refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing. She was adamant she wouldn’t do any jail time.” Now, she’s beating herself up for not taking that initial deal, E!’s source said. “Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is. She is seeing the light that she will do jail time and is freaking out.”
This entire thing has also put a strain on her and Giannulli’s marriage. “There’s a rift between Lori and Mossimo,” the source told the outlet. “He is completely mortified by this whole thing and she is putting on a happy face and acting like everything will be okay. They are blaming each other and disagreeing on things. They are starting to turn on each other and there is incredible stress and tension.”
Loughlin and her husband both got hit with additional charges on Tuesday, including money laundering. They face up to 40 years in prison, if convicted.