“The couple was advised by their lawyers not to,” a source told the magazine, adding that the “Fuller House” star agreed — “but Mossimo insisted [on taking a private jet], saying it would be a ‘zoo’ if they flew commercial.”
Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, have pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud after allegedly paying $500,000 to admissions consultant Rick Singer to falsely submit their daughters Olivia Jade, now 19, and Isabella, 20, as rowing recruits to the University of Southern California.
The actress was reportedly angry that her fashion designer hubby recommended they reject a plea deal from prosecutors in April.
“Lori was inclined to take the deal, but Mossimo said it would ruin both of their careers,” one source said.
A source familiar with the case recently told Page Six Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty before they fully understood the severity of the charges — and now realize taking a plea deal might have been better.
Now friends told US Weekly they think Loughlin should cut her husband loose.
“Her friends think she should leave him,” a source told the outlet. “But Lori refuses and says the ordeal has made them stronger.”
“Their daughter Bella is extremely concerned they’re going to get divorced,” another source said.
The couple face up to 40 years behind bars if convicted.