Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are heading away from their posh Bel-Air home, and according to recent news, the house is now under siege.
The pair – both facing sentencing for their involvement in the notorious college admissions fiasco after pleaded guilty in May – is reported to have received a variety of offers for the palatial Spanish-style house, settle on a variety that still guarantees them a profit on the property, the source said to “Entertainment Tonight” on Monday.
Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 57, advertised their Bel Air home for $28.65 million in January, the publication reported, then sold the expansive property for an additional $18 million to Tinder’s co-founder, Justin Mateen, according to Variety, which quoted sources for the actual selling price.
In January, when Loughlin and Giannilli first put their home on the market, an source told “Entertainment Tonight” at the time that people were “shocked” by their decision and noted that even though they “wanted to sell their home for a long time,” it clearly “was not a priority.”
Variety announced that the pair had paid $14 million for their house.
The insider also relayed to “Entertainment Tonight” that the actress and fashion designer “have been through so much over the last year” and putting home on display was “one step they ‘re taking to try and get back and their usual lives.”
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, has reportedly pled guilty to the fiasco in college recruitment.
The pair have recently parted with the Bel-Air Country Club, TMZ announced last month. The club’s board voted unanimously to revoke their membership in the aftermath of the guilty plea, but to allow them to return after serving their prison sentences.
The couple are accused of making a gross joint payout of $500,000 to William “Rick” Singer to have their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, hired as a squad at the University of Southern California (USC) despite never having played in the sport.
The bribery allegations are subject to a possible term of up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000. The pair was also charged with money laundering and conspiratorial allegations that amounted to a possible 40-year sentence.
In the terms of their deal, Loughlin will serve two months and pay a fine of $150,000 along with two years of supervised probation and 100 hours of community service. Giannulli, meanwhile, will spend five months in jail, face a fine of $250,000 and two years of supervised probation and 250 hours of community service.
Among the parents who have now pleaded guilty in this lawsuit is former “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman. She spent nearly two weeks in prison after she admitted spending $15,000 to get someone to change her daughter’s entrance exam answers.