Lori Loughlin has been targeted by the tabloid media ever since the college admissions cheating scandal happened earlier this year. There have been many false stories regarding how the scandal has affected the actress and her family. Here are five wrong rumors Gossip Cop has busted.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are two of the most prominent figures caught up in the wide-ranging college admissions scandal, which involved parents allegedly paying bribes to get their kids into college. The spouses are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California. They now face more than 20 years each in prison.
The first article Gossip Cop busted was from the blog Naughty Gossip, which wrote in April that John Stamos and Bob Sagat were furious with Loughlin over the scandal. According to the tall tale, Loughlin's two Full House co-stars thought the scandal would affect them getting royalties from reruns of the classic sitcom. The blog asserted that the scandal could cost the cast "millions" in lost revenue, but the narrative was completely untrue. Gossip Cop pointed out multiple examples of the cast showing support for Loughlin in the early days of the scandal.
In July, Gossip Cop busted the Globe for publishing a story claiming Stamos was "betraying" Loughlin by pitching a Full House prequel. The tabloid picked up an interview from E! News that quoted Stamos as saying, "I think there's a play that we go backward, like what happened before?" as the possible next iteration of the franchise. The outlet spun this hypothetical idea into a sinister plot against Loughlin, using the headline, "Stamos Stabs Lori In The Back!" It was a blatant attempt by the magazine to create phony drama between Loughlin and her co-star.
The National Enquirer got in on the act in August with a story alleging Loughlin's daughters had abandoned her in the wake of the scandal. The ridiculous article claimed Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli wanted "nothing to do with" their mom, but the article could not have been more incorrect. The actress's daughters have stood by their mother during the scandal, including speaking out publicly on social media and elsewhere, which Gossip Cop illustrated when we busted the story at the time.
A weird item popped up in Life & Style in September when that outlet said Loughlin and Giannulli were renewing their wedding vows to recommit to each other ahead of their legal trial. The tabloid claimed the two would have a small ceremony because a "big glitzy party" would be "inappropriate." What was inappropriate was printing fiction about the couple's personal life. Gossip Cop checked with a source close to the spouses, who confirmed they had no plans to renew their vows.
Finally, in late September, the Globe made up a bogus story about the actress's marriage, but took a very different approach. The new narrative alleged Loughlin was turning on Giannulli to get a plea deal in their trial. There's absolutely no evidence from any reputable news source to back this up. It also runs contrary to every other article about the couple standing strong together, just as Gossip Cop has reported all along. Still, we checked in with an individual in Loughlin's camp, who confirmed the story was baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.