Lori Loughlins daughters, former co-workers wish her a happy birthday amid college admissions scandal
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pleading not guilty to bribery charges in the college admissions scandal.
Family and friends showed public support for Lori Loughlin on her 55th birthday Sunday, about four months after the “Full House” and Hallmark Channel actress was arrested for her alleged involvement in a massive college admissions scandal.
Loughlin’s older daughter Isabella Giannulli, 20, broke a six-month Instagram hiatus with a black-and-white photo of her and her mom.
“happy birthday mama. I love you,” she wrote late Sunday night.
Olivia Jade, Loughlin’s 19-year-old daughter who also has taken a break from social media since the scandal broke, commented “my people ❤️.”
“A loving family sticks together no matter what,” she said onstage at the Kids’ Choice Awards in March. “They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other and they stand by their side, no matter how tough it gets.”
Erin Krakow, who starred with Loughlin in “When Calls the Heart,” called the actress her “forever friend with a heart of gold.”
“Happiest Birthday Lori ❤️” wrote Paul Greene, another “When Calls the Heart” co-star.
Loughlin was arrested in March for allegedly paying $500,000 to guarantee her two daughters – Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose – admission to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, though neither was an athlete. Loughlin’s husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, also was arrested.
A few days later, Hallmark’s parent company, Crown Media, announced it would cut ties with the actress, who had long been a staple on its networks.
Contributing: Sara M Moniuszko, Leora Arnowitz, USA TODAY.