Lori Loughlin Was the ‘last’ Full House Cast Member Dave Coulier Expected to Go to Jail
Lori Loughlin, Dave Coulier’s former Full House co-star, had nothing but positive things to say about him. In an interview with E! News, the actor discussed his connection with Loughlin over the years, as well as the “weird turn” her life took after her involvement in the college admissions controversy.
Coulier, 62, claimed that he never expected Loughlin, 57, to be the Full House cast member imprisoned. “If you had asked at the start of Full House, ‘Who’s going to end up in jail?’ Lori was at the bottom of the list “Coulier explained to the outlet.
“Everyone has an opinion,” he said, referring to Loughlin’s role in the affair. “There’s a lot of unwritten tale there that I don’t think many people are aware of. We all make errors.”
The costars and their close connection appear to have changed little since their time on the acclaimed sitcom. “My best gal friend in life is Lori,” Coulier said. “We make each other laugh a lot, during good times and bad.” Loughlin was described as a “great human being” by the actor, who is presently starring in and executive producing the new comedy series Live+Local.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were both arrested in March 2019 for their roles in Rick Singer’s college admissions scandal. In May 2020, the couple pled guilty to spending $500,000 to falsely identify their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, despite the fact that neither had ever competed in the sport.
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, a $150,000 fine, and 150 hours of community service, while Giannulli, 59, received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service. The actress began her prison sentence in October 2020 and was freed in December of that year.
Loughlin has since returned to the screen and just attended her first red carpet event. She also paid respect to their late Full House co-star, Bob Saget, on John Stamos’ Instagram Live this month.
“People I don’t know approach me and say, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss,’ and people tell me how much Bob meant to them,” she stated in a rare social media appearance. “He was everyone’s father, a part of everyone’s youth… it’s still difficult for me to comprehend Bob is no longer with us.”
Coulier also spoke with E! News about Saget’s death, noting that the camaraderie amongst the Full House group has become even deeper since the tragedy. “We know how valuable life is and how rapidly this clock ticks,” he said.