For the first time since being named in the Operation Varsity Blues college admissions scandal in 2019, the former Full House star walked the red carpet at a star-studded event in Los Angeles on Saturday night. The occasion: The DesignCare 2022 gala in Los Angeles, a fundraiser benefitting the HollyRod Foundation and its work on autism and Parkinson’s disease. Actress Holly Robinson Peete, who founded the nonprofit organization alongside her husband, former NFL star Rodney Peete, posed with Loughlin during the event, which also drew guests including Amanda Seales and Tina Lawson.
Former University of Southern California water polo coach Jovan Vavic has been convicted for his role in the massive college admissions scandal, which included Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among the 57 people accused. This is the last conviction in the scam.
Loughlin, 57, wore a high-necked, empire-waisted dress in a dark teal hue for the gala. Sporting summery blond highlights, the actress accessorized her look with strappy metallic sandals and a box clutch.
Though her involvement with the college admissions scam — in which she and husband Mossimo Giannulli pled guilty to paying $500,000 to college admissions fixer William “Rick” Singer to get daughters Olivia Jade and Bella into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, despite neither participating in the sport — resulted in both spouses serving time, Loughlin has slowly reclaimed her Hollywood life since completing her two-month prison sentence in December 2020. Almost exactly one year after leaving prison, she reprised her role from When Calls the Heart — the Hallmark series which cut ties with her following her arrest — on the GAC Family spinoff When Hope Calls.
Most recently, Loughlin has reunited with her Full House and Fuller House co-stars in mourning the death of Bob Saget in January. The actress was among those in attendance at the comedian’s private funeral.ORDER A COPY OF ROB’S NEW BEST SELLING BOOK! Called “America’s Number ONE Gossip Columnist” by The National Enquirer. Rob ‘Naughty But Nice’ Shuter breaks celebrity news every day on his website NaughtyGossip.com where he delivers all the dish about the stars we love in his naughty but nice signature style. You can also catch him co-hosting and breaking celebrity news on Good Day New York, The Today Show, The Talk, Wendy Williams Show, CNN, Extra and Z100’s ‘Elvis Duran.’ Previously, Rob was the Huffington Post’s only celebrity columnist and the former executive editor of OK! Magazine. Rob has also hosted his own Saturday night talk show on Mark Cuban’s channel and his own daily morning show, ‘The Gossip Table,’ on VH1! Breaking some of the biggest entertainment stories, including Jamie Lynn Spears’s pregnancy news, Britney’s first post-meltdown interview, Eva Longoria’s wedding, and baby exclusives for Jessica Alba, Tori Spelling and Mathew McConaughey’s tots, Rob always knows where to find the best scoop. Before Rob was one of the world’s most successful entertainment reporters, he was a publicist working for Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, P. Diddy, Jessica Simpson and Jon Bon Jovi! Now he is bringing all this experience to his new show on I HEART MEDIA in his unique cheeky way, that is always a pinch and never a punch!