The Fuller House actress was released from prison early Monday morning after serving nearly two months in prison for her involvement in the college admissions scandal

By Natalie Stone
December 28, 2020 12:15 PM
Advertisement

Lori Loughlin has returned to Los Angeles after serving nearly two months in prison.

Following her release from a federal correctional facility in Dublin, California, on Monday morning, a source tells PEOPLE that the Fuller House actress had a tearful reunion with daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, whom she shares with her husband Mossimo Giannulli.

“It’s the end of a very long ordeal," says the source.

Having completed her prison sentence for her involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal, a second insider says that Loughlin, 56, "seems beyond relieved that she can put her prison sentence behind her."

"It's the most stressful thing she has ever dealt with. She plans on spending New Year's with Olivia and Bella," says the insider.

Now reunited with their children, Loughlin is looking forward to having Mossimo, 57, home once his prison sentence concludes.

"She is still worried about Mossimo though, and can't wait to have him home," the insider adds.

Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli
| Credit: Olivia Jade/Instagram

Back in May, Loughlin admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while her fashion designer husband pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud. The couple was caught up in the scandal in which more than 50 parents allegedly bribed their children's way into prestigious universities.

According to the criminal complaint against them, the couple was accused of paying $500,000 to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to falsely designate their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither ever participated in the sport.

On Aug. 21, a judge approved the couple’s plea deal, sentencing her to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine and 150 hours of community service, while Mossimo received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of community service.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli
| Credit: Splash News Online

Loughlin reported to FCI-Dublin in Northern California on Oct. 30 to serve her sentence. On Nov. 19, Mossimo was booked into federal prison in Lompoc, near Santa Barbara, where he is currently serving his sentence.

At the time that the Full House actress had reported to prison, a legal source close to the actress told PEOPLE that she had the option to report by Nov. 19, but she decided to go early so she could be released by the end of the year.

"She had everything in order, so she decided a couple of days ago to report to prison," she source said. "She can put this behind her as she goes into 2021."