Lori Loughlin and her husband are set to appear in court April 3 after being charged in an alleged college admissions scam

By Helen Murphy
March 30, 2019 02:11 PM

Bob Saget broke his silence about Lori Loughlin‘s alleged involvement in the college admissions cheating scandal for the first time, appearing to support his Full House costar.

On Thursday, TMZ caught up with Saget, 62, as he left Avra restaurant in Beverly Hills, California. “You love who you love in your life,” the actor, who has also appeared with Loughlin in the Netflix reboot Fuller House, said when asked about the issue.

“I just love who I love. Candace [Cameron Bure] said it really good at the Kids Choice Awards,” he added. “You love who you love.”

“I’m on the team of people that I love,” Saget continued, “but life’s complicated. I don’t like talking about it.”

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While accepting the award for favorite funny TV show at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards last Saturday, Fuller House stars Cameron Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin seemingly offered a message of support for Loughlin, 54.

“Thank you for voting Fuller House as your favorite funny TV show. You have been laughing alongside of our family for four seasons and this family has a lot of heart,” Barber, 42, said.

“And where there’s a lot of heart, there’s a lot of love,” Cameron Bure, 42, added. “And a loving family sticks together no matter what.”

Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, John Stamos, Caitlin McHugh, Bob Saget and Kelly Rizzo at the 2018 Emmys
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TMZ also caught up with another Fuller House costar, John Stamos, leaving the same restaurant.

“I will at some point ― I’m just not ready to talk about it,” the actor, 55, said.

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On Thursday, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were spotted out for the first time since their arrest. Loughlin and the 55-year-old fashion designer are among a list of 50 people, including actress Felicity Huffman, who have been indicted as part of an alleged nationwide scheme, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.

Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 to make it appear that their daughters were members of rowing teams, the indictment states. (Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, are not currently listed on the University of Southern California women’s rowing roster. It’s unclear if they were aware of the alleged scheme, and neither has been charged.)

Loughlin and Giannulli are set to appear in a Boston court on April 3.

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Since it was revealed that Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud earlier this month, the actress faced swift and immediate backlash.

Loughlin has since been dropped from all Hallmark Channel productions, with the network telling PEOPLE in a statement, “We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations.”

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli
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Meanwhile, her future at Fuller House is uncertain.

“There is a concerted effort to protect the kids on the show from all this news,” a source close to the production recently told PEOPLE. “Lori isn’t on every episode, but there is a lot of affection on the set. She is great with the kids, and they all love her.”

“There’s a group text, and everyone is calling each other. It’s not really gossip, it’s more trying to come to terms with it. No one saw this coming with her,” the insider added.

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Another source told PEOPLE that many of the couple’s friends have been distancing themselves from them.

“Lori and Mossimo are finding out quickly who their real friends are,” the source said. “It’s not like they are the victims of a crime. They are the crime.”

“Many of their friends don’t want to be associated with them right now,” the source added. “Their friends are shocked at the allegations.”

Both Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested earlier in March and released on $1 million bonds. They have not entered pleas. Loughlin’s attorney has not returned PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

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