Lori Loughlin is not counting on John Stamos to “guide” her two daughters if she is convicted of fraud and sent to prison. Gossip Cop can bust the tabloid report claiming she is. The story is not true.
A ridiculous article in the Globe this week is purporting that Loughlin, who is facing the possibility of years in prison, has turned to her Full House co-star, Stamos, to look out for her daughters. The outlet quotes a so-called “insider” as saying, “She feels Olivia Jade and Bella need looking after and who better to do it than her TV husband John?” It’s worth noting that both girls are legal adults – Isabella is 21 and Olivia Jade is 20.
The tabloid, however, contends that Loughlin's daughters will need “someone to watch over them and oversee their monthly allowance.” The unreliable magazine quotes the insider again, “They will have enough to live on, but it comforts Lori to know John will be there for them to lean on if they run into trouble during their emotional highs and lows.” The dubious source adds that Stamos “expressed to her that he’s happy to help.”
While the article mentions that Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, could face up to 50 years in prison for their involvement in the college admissions scandal, most legal experts think their terms, if convicted, would be more like two to five years. Both have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Even so, the idea that two adult children would need a guardian, as the article implies, is preposterous.
What’s even more ridiculous is the idea that because Stamos and Loughlin played a married couple on TV, she would turn to him for that kind of thing. It’s not unreasonable, given their long professional history together, that Stamos would be supportive in the family’s time of need. But handling their money and distributing their allowance? That’s pretty far-fetched. A source close to Loughlin tells Gossip Cop that the story is made up.
The college admissions scandal has been a goldmine for bogus stories from the tabloids, and the Globe is no exception. In November, the unreliable outlet alleged Loughlin was preparing to flee the country to escape prison. Despite there being no evidence of the sort, the publication claimed she was squirreling away money and scouting countries where she could live without getting arrested and sent back. Not surprisingly, that phony report isn't mentioned in this latest bogus story. Gossip Cop busted that one as well, after checking with our own source close to the actress, who told us it wasn’t true.
In September, the Globe claimed Loughlin was turning on her husband to get a plea deal in her case. That false report said Loughlin was “furious” with Giannulli for pleading not guilty, and she wanted to follow the lead of another actress involved in the scandal, Felicity Huffman. Huffman pleaded guilty and served 10 days in October as her punishment. Like all the other untrue stories, this one was also fabricated by the tabloid. Gossip Cop debunked it, and so far, the couple has stuck to their strategy in the legal proceedings. The tabloid is simply clueless when it comes to this matter.