Lori Loughlin hides under a floppy hat as she picks up six bottles of wine … a day before Felicity Huffman will be sentenced in college admission scandal
Lori Loughlin was spotted picking wine at a Ralphs grocery store in Los Angeles on Thursday. The Fuller House actress was alone as she loaded a six-pack of wine into the trunk of her black sedan as well as other grocery bags from the chain.
The mother-of-two – whose has pleaded not guilty to her involvement in the college admissions scandal labeled Operation Varsity Blues – tried to keep a low profile as she wore a floppy white hat and aviator sunglasses that covered her face.
The star is understandably nervous as Felicity Huffman, who has admitted guilt in the same college admissions scandal, will be sentenced on Friday.
Solo: Lori Loughlin was spotted going to Ralphs grocery store in Los Angeles on Thursday
The former America’s Sweetheart of the Hallmark Channel looked like she was as dressed down as possible.
Loughlin had on a plain white T-shirt with ripped jeans and white sneakers.
What stood out was her large white hat, which she has worn several times before.
The day before Lori seemed more upbeat as she was seen with a top that read Positivity on the front as she flashed a thumb’s up sign to a friend when on another grocery run.
So many errands: The TV star has been eating at home ever since the college admissions scandal broke earlier this year
Instead of Ralphs, however, the star was at Trader Joe’s.
Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli rejected a plea deal and face serious prison time if convicted of paying $500,000 for their two daughters to get into college.
But that is now how Huffman handled her case.
She admitted guilt and apologized.
On Friday, Huffman is scheduled to be sentenced for her role in the admissions scam – a hearing that will give Loughlin an indication of what to expect.
Vino: The Fuller House actress loaded a six-pack of wine into the trunk of her black sedan as well as other grocery bags from the chain
Will she go to jail? The star is understandably nervous as Felicity Huffman, who has admitted guilt in the same college admissions scandal, will be sentenced on Friday. Seen in May
Huffman’s lawyers are seeking probation, community service, and a $20,000 fine instead of jail time after pleading guilty.
Prosecutors are seeking one month of jail time, as well as a year of probation and a $20,000 fine.
Loughlin and Giannulli face much stiffer charges that Huffman, however, including counts of money laundering.
The couple rejected a plea deal that would have required them both to spend two years in prison — a decision that reportedly put tremendous strain on the relationship.
Risky business: Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, seen in 2012, rejected a plea deal that would have required them both to spend two years in prison — a decision that reportedly put tremendous strain on the relationship
A day earlier Loughlin was spotted leaving church without her husband amid reports of a ‘looming divorce’ as the couple face court over the college admissions scandal.
The 55-year-old did not appear to be with her fashion designer husband, 56, and instead walked with an unidentified man as she made her way to the vehicle wearing sunglasses, sandals and her hair down.
She refused to answer questions about whether she would take a plea bargain as she faces up to 40 years in prison for her alleged involvement in the Operation Varsity Blues investigation.
Crumbling family? Their oldest daughter is ‘extremely concerned’ that her parents may split as they face up to 40 years in prison for their alleged involvement in the Operation Varsity Blues investigation; seen in 2017
She is said to have been at odds with Mossimo throughout the highly publicized scandal, Us Weekly reports.
And the couple’s eldest daughter is ‘extremely concerned’ that her parents may split.
A source told the publication that ‘Bella is extremely concerned they’re going to get divorced’ as their legal battles wage on.
Chaos: Loughlin, center, and her husband, behind her at right, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on August 27. The couple appeared in Boston federal court to settle a dispute over their choice of lawyers in a sweeping college admissions bribery case
Lori and Mossimo reportedly ‘butted heads’ over which mode of transportation they should use for their most recent court appearance, but ultimately arrived via private plane.
‘The couple was advised by their lawyers not to,’ the insider said.
While Lori agreed with their counsel, ‘Mossimo insisted, saying it would be a “zoo” if they flew commercial.’