Like mother, like daughter.
While Lori Loughlin awaits her upcoming scheduled release from prison, the youngest of her two daughters is showing her support for her with flattery, solidarity and a little nostalgia. Bella Giannulli, 20, showed off newly dyed long auburn hair in a selfie posted on her Instagram Story, as well as a screenshot of Lori's former Full House character, Aunt Becky, sporting the same hairstyle on the '90s series.
The actress' daughter wrote, "Copied her [red heart emoji]."
The post comes days before Lori is scheduled to be released from federal prison after serving almost two months behind bars for her involvement in last year's college admissions scandal.
The Full House alum, whose character was written off Netflix's sequel series Fuller House for season five amid the controversy, is scheduled to be freed from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif. three days after Christmas, records show. However, it has been speculated that she may be able to leave earlier and just in time to celebrate the holidays with her family because her release date falls at the end of a weekend, and because of overcrowding.
Lori's husband Mossimo Giannulli, father of Bella and the couple's 21-year-old eldest daughter and YouTube star Olivia Jade Giannulli, is also currently in prison. He began his own five-month sentence in November for his own involvement in the college admissions scandal.
In March 2019, he and Lori were indicted for allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to have their daughters admitted to the private University of Southern California (USC) as recruits to the crew team, even though they are not rowers. Both reached plea agreements to avoid longer prison sentences.
Under the agreements, Lori was also given two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay a $150,000 fine, while her husband was also given two years of supervised release, with 250 hours of community service, and issued a $250,000 fine. In November, documents showed that Lori and Mossimo paid their fines.
More than 55 people, including the couple and actress Felicity Huffman, have been charged in the vast U.S. fraud and bribery scheme in which they have been accused of conspiring with a higher education admissions consultant to fraudulently secure their children's admissions to elite colleges and universities.