Lori Loughlin: I skipped John Stamos’ wedding for Hallmark

Lori Loughlin, who was fired by the Hallmark channel on Thursday, March 14, in the wake of her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scam, skipped Full House costar John Stamoswedding due to a commitment to attend the 2018 Super Bowl with the network.

“Unfortunately Candace [Cameron Bure] and I already committed to go to the Super Bowl months and months and months in advance, so we couldn’t be there,” she told Us Weekly in February of the nuptials. “Hallmark, they were taking Candace and I — all the Hallmark executives were taking us to the Super Bowl … we already committed to that,” she said at the time.

Stamos, 55, married his then-pregnant fiancée, Caitlin McHugh, in an intimate ceremony at the actor’s Beverly Hills home on February 3, 2018. The couple welcomed their son Billy in April 2018.

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Lori Loughlin and John Stamos through the years
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FULL HOUSE - 'Tough Love' - Airdate: October 5, 1993. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 14: FULL HOUSE - Season Seven - Gallery - 9/14/93, Lori Loughlin (Rebecca), John Stamos (Jesse), (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - 'Be Your Own Best Friend' - Airdate: April 5, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Trouble In Twin Town' - Airdate: November 11, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Trouble In Twin Town' - Airdate: November 11, 1992. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - 'Leap Of Faith' - March 21, 1995. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Good News, Bad News' - Airdate: October 19, 1990. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Greek Week' - Airdate: September 21, 1990. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
FULL HOUSE - 'Bachelor Of The Month' - Airdate: November 26, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN;JOHN STAMOS
Lori Loughlin and John Stamos (Photo by Jim Smeal/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin and John Stamos (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
John Stamos and Lori Loughlin during Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli - Inside at Area in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
Lori Loughlin and John Stamos at the The Belmont in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 868 -- Pictured: (l-r) John Stamos with surprise guest Lori Loughlin on July 19, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 03: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Lori Loughlin, John Stamos and Jodi Sweetin attend mothers2mothers Charity Event at Red O on November 3, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 10: Actors John Stamos (L) and Lori Loughlin (R) attend the TV Land Icon Awards at The Barker Hanger on April 10, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Lori Loughlin and John Stamos attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: John Stamos and Lori Loughlin are seen on May 05, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Lori Loughlin and John Stamos attend the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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The Homegrown Christmas star lamented her absence to Us. “I sent flowers and I was really bummed that I already had plans,” she said. “But I’m so happy for John, by the way. I’m so happy he’s going to be a dad. He’s going to be a great dad. He’s always been good with kids. And Caitlin is just the greatest girl. She’s so good for him. I’m happy to see that he’s finally found love.”

Hallmark spoke about its decision to distance itself from the actress on Thursday. “We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Crown Media Family Networks said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin, including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production.”

The channel’s original series, When Calls the Heart, in which Loughlin played Abigail Stanton, will also skip its Sunday, March 17 episode. “We are evaluating all creative options related to When Calls the Heart series,” the network said in a statement.

In addition to the drama, the daytime Emmy nominee has starred in all of Hallmark’s Garage Sale Mystery films and four other original movies.

Hewlett-Packard (HP), which worked with Loughlin and her daughter, Olivia Jade Giannuli, on a November 2017 campaign, also removed their ad from its properties.

Loughlin was arrested on Wednesday, March 13, after she and husband Mossimo Giannuli were accused of paying bribes totaling $500,000 to have Olivia, 19, and her sister, Bella Giannuli, 20, “designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission” to the University of Southern California.

Loughlin posted a $1 million bond later on Wednesday, and is scheduled to appear in court on March 29.

Mossimo, 55, meanwhile, was arrested on Tuesday, March 12, along with Desperate Housewives alumFelicity Huffman, who stands accused of making a “charitable contribution” of $15,000 in order for her eldest daughter, Sofia, 18, to be given extra time on the SAT test. Mossimo was released on a bond of $1 million that same day. He is also due in court on March 29.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Olivia Jade Giannulli and Lori Loughlin attend WCRF's 'An Unforgettable Evening' at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WCRF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli attend WCRF's 'An Unforgettable Evening' at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for WCRF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Heidi Anne Pillsbury, Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin and Beth Hayes Giannulli celebrate the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection Palette Collaboration Launching Online at Sephora.com on December 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli celebrates the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection Palette Collaboration Launching Online at Sephora.com on December 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Lori Loughlin (L) and Olivia Jade Giannulli celebrate the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection Palette Collaboration Launching Online at Sephora.com on December 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli are seen on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade Giannulli arrives at the The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade attend the PrettyLittleThing By Kourtney Kardashian Launch on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Olivia Jade and mother Lori Loughlin attend People's 'Ones to Watch' at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli arrive at the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: Bella Loughlin, Actress Lori Loughlin and Olivia Loughlin arrive for the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and her daughters Isabella Rose (L) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (R) attend the Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries 2017 Summer TCA Tour at on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin attend Marie Claire's Fresh Faces event at Doheny Room on April 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin attend Marie Claire's Fresh Faces event at Doheny Room on April 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Actress Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade attend Marie Claire's 'Fresh Faces' celebration with an event sponsored by Maybelline at Doheny Room on April 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Marie Claire)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Actress Lori Loughlin with her daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli are seen on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Lori Loughlin (C) and daughters Isabella Giannulli (L) and Olivia Giannulli attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Lori Loughlin (C) and daughters Isabella Giannulli (L) and Olivia Giannulli attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actress Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the Premiere of Awesomeness Films' 'Snervous Tyler Oakley' at the Regency Bruin Theatre on December 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Patricia Riley, Bailee Madison, Lori Loughlin, Olivia Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli pose for a photo prior to the World Premiere Screening of 'Northpole: Open for Christmas' at The Grove on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Actress Lori Loughlin (R) and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies And Mysteries at a private residence on July 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Lori Loughlin, Isabella Giannulli and Olivia Giannulli arrive for the Hallmark Channel Presents 'Northpole' Premiere Screening at La Piazza Restaurant on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
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