John Stamos Praises Lori Loughlin for How She Handled College Admissions Scandal: ‘A Master Class in Resilience’

John Stamos writes in his memoir that he and Lori Loughlin have 'seen each other at our worst.'

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John Stamos and Lori Loughlin have remained close ever since they crossed paths on Full House. In the decades since the show’s run, John, 60, and Lori, 59, have faced trials and tribulations off camera. John writes in his new memoir, If You Would Have Told Me, that he’s in awe of how Lori has handled her recent legal troubles regarding the college admissions scandal.

“I’ve witnessed moments where giving up could have been the easiest way out for Lori,” John writes. “She could have shifted the blame and let her family, marriage, and life crumble. But she didn’t. I’m not sure I could have taken the hit she did with the resilience she showed. No matter how hard she was hit, how desperate everyone was to cancel her and throw her in with the pile of brutal criminals, she stood fast, protecting her daughters from the mud hurled at them day after day after day.”

The ER alum adds that no matter how “dire the situation” became for Lori, her “resolve and faith only strengthened.” Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud in 2020. They admitted to paying $500,000 to falsely claim their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannuli, were members of the University of Southern California crew team. Lori was sentenced to two months in prison and was released in December 2020.

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John Stamos and Lori Loughlin in 2016. (Mediapunch/Shutterstock)

“When it came time for her to face the consequences, I watched Lori embrace her responsibility, fulfill the legal requirements with her husband, and dust herself off with unwavering determination,” the actor writes. “What struck me most was her sheer grit and her ability to gather the pieces of her shattered world and rebuild. Her unyielding devotion to her family is a testament to her character. To watch her rise, time and again, was like witnessing a master class in resilience.”

The Scream Queens actor also notes that he and Lori had a “single, long-lost date” at Disneyland where they made out at the Haunted Mansion. A few years later, they would become husband and wife as Jesse and Becky on Full House.

John calls Lori a “cherished friend” in his memoir. “We’ve weathered storms together and stood by each other’s sides despite life’s hurdles. We’ve seen each other at our worst,” he writes. If You Would Have Told Me is available now.