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Debunking the week's tabloid stories: Feb. 21, 2020

Gossip Cop Logo Gossip Cop | Slide 1 of 5: Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, behind her at left, leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019.

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli headed for divorce over college admissions scandal?

Life & Style is reporting this week that Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s marriage is in deep trouble amid their legal troubles. The couple is facing up to 45 years in prison for money laundering, fraud, and bribery to get their daughters admitted into the University of Southern California. As if that weren’t enough drama for two people, the tabloid also reports the Full House actress is looking for a divorce.

An insider told the outlet that if Loughlin “goes to prison, which is a real possibility at this point, she doesn’t want to be married to a man who couldn’t even protect her.”

Although new information has occasionally emerged since the initial scandal broke, Gossip Cop can exclusively confirm this rumor is false. And, unlike Life & Style, we spoke to Loughlin’s rep, who’s able to speak on the record. The actress’ spokesperson flatout denies the claim. “This is absolutely false,” confirms the rep. “I have no idea who is out there spreading such fallacious information. Please leave this beleaguered couple alone and allow them some peace as they focus on their legal case.”

The 2019 college admissions scandal has provided the tabloid world with seemingly unending ideas for phony “news” stories about Loughlin, their primary target. In December, for example, the Enquirer claimed the actress was learning martial arts in preparation for a perilous life behind bars. Gossip Cop busted these stories as well. The true facts of this scandal are salacious enough — why do these publications feel the need to invent more drama? 

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