In March 2019, Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested for their involvement in the nationwide college admissions scandal, USA Today reported. The celebrity pair — who paid bribe money to get their daughters Isabella and Olivia Jade into the University of Southern California — pled guilty to charges that included conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and they both served jail terms.
When the scandal first broke, Candace Cameron Bure used her acceptance speech at the Kids’ Choice Awards to show support for her friend of 30 years. “Family sticks together no matter what,” Cameron Bure said during the Nickelodeon awards show that was held days after Loughlin’s arrest. “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.”
The following month, Cameron Bure told the “Today” show that she considered Loughlin “a dear and close friend.” “I’ve already said that we are family and we stand by each other and pray for each other and we’ll always be there for each other,” she added.