Candace and Jodie stand by Lori amid college scandal: It’s 'personal to us'

DJ and Stephanie Tanner have their Aunt Becky’s back. Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin spoke out about their former Full House costar Lori Loughlin alleged role in the college admissions scandal on Tuesday, April 2.

“It’s too personal to us and we would never want to talk about someone that’s such a dear and close friend,” Cameron Bure told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotbon the Today show on Tuesday. “I’ve already said that we are family and we stand by each other and pray for each other and we’ll always be there for each other.”

Sweetin, for her part, nodded in agreement as her Fuller House costar answered the question. The castmates were at the Today show on Tuesday to film a segment with Cameron Bure’s brother, Kirk Cameron, and his former Growing Pains costar Tracey Gold.

Cameron Bure previously gave a speech in support of Loughlin at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on March 23.

“This family has a lot of heart … and where there’s a lot of heart, there’s a lot of love,” the Hallmark star said on stage with Sweetin and Andrea Barber. “And a loving family sticks together no matter what. They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other, and they stand by their side, no matter how tough it gets.”

Loughlin, meanwhile, has yet to publicly comment following her arrest for mail fraud on March 13. The former When Calls the Heart star and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of paying $500,000 “in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” per court documents.

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Fuller House stars at Kids Choice Awards 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron Bure attend Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Jodie Sweetin, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber attend Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCA2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 23: Candace Cameron-Bure attends Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: (L-R) Soni Nicole Bringas, Jodie Sweetin, and Candace Cameron Bure attend Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: (L-R) M Candace Cameron-Bure, Andrea Barber and Jodie Sweetin accept the Favorite Funny TV Show award for 'Fuller House' onstage Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/KCA2019/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 23: Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron-Bure attend Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 23: Andrea Barber attends Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 23: Jodie Sweetin attends Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Andrea Barber and the cast of 'Fuller House' accept the award Favorite Funny TV show on stage during the 32nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the USC Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 23: Jodie Sweetin attends Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/FilmMagic)
Favorite Female TV Star nominee for 'Fuller House' Candace Cameron Bure arrives for the 32nd Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards at the USC Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 23: Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron-Bure attend Nickelodeon's 2019 Kids' Choice Awards at Galen Center on March 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
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The couple, who share daughters Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, were spotted for the first time since the scandal broke on Thursday, March 28. Days later, Loughlin, who will no longer be a part of Fuller House’s upcoming final season, dodged questions about the scam.

“I’m sorry, I can’t talk to you,” she told TMZ. “I just can’t comment right now, but thank you for your time.”

A source told Us that Loughlin’s daughter Olivia has been staying with her boyfriend, Jackson Guthy, amid the ordeal.

Olivia blames her mom and dad for this scandal and for the downfall of her career,” a second source revealed, referring to the YouTuber losing several brand deals. “She was initially trying to shrug off the scandal as something that would pass after a week and she could go back to her life.”

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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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