Lori Loughlin, husband Mossimo smile at church ahead of not guilty pleas

Relying on their religion. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were all smiles while attending Palm Sunday mass at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills a day before entering pleas of not guilty in the college admissions scandal on Monday, April 15.

The Full House alum, 54, was dressed in a light-blue cardigan, dark slacks and glasses for the service, while her spouse was outfitted in head-to-toe black.

According to The Blast, the duo even led the Palm Sunday procession, which is performed ahead of Easter week to signify the entry of Jesus to Jerusalem, “through and around the church.” They carried palm fronds that had been blessed and are, according to NewAdvent.org, “an emblem of joy and victory over enemies.”

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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli on April 15, 2019.The Blast.com / MEGA

Us Weekly confirmed that the former When Calls the Heart star, 54, and the fashion designer, 55, pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges on Monday after being accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.

They also requested to waive their right to appear in court again to enter pleas for new charges filed against them on April 9.

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Lori Loughlin (c) and her husband Mossimo Giannulli leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on April 3, 2019.Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

A source told Us earlier this month that the married couple turned down a plea deal that carried a minimum two-year prison sentence.

Criminal defense attorney Lou Shapiro explained to Us in April that the former Hallmark staple could serve up to 21 years in prison if found guilty.

An insider also revealed to Us that Loughlin is willing to take the risk because she hasn’t accepted her potential reality.

Lori is in denial and doesn’t believe she should have to spend any time in prison,” the insider said. “She’ll go to trial before being separated from her family, and take those odds rather than just go to prison as part of a deal.”

Loughlin was arrested on March 13 after allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to have her daughters, Bella, 20, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, named as recruits to the USC crew team, thereby ensuring their admission to the college, despite the fact that neither girl had been involved in the sport.

One day prior, Mossimo was arrested along with Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty to charges of fraud on April 8, after allegedly paying $15,000 in an SAT exam scam. The parents are among dozens facing similar charges in the nationwide scandal.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin attend LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christie's at LACMA on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 03: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli attend 6th Annual Kidstock Music And Arts Festival Sponsored By Hudson Jeans at Greystone Mansion on June 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
MALIBU, CA - APRIL 21: Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin attend the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening held at the Malibu Lumber Yard on April 21, 2009 in Malibu, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Lori Loughlin (L) and husband Mossimo Giannulli attend the Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening cocktail reception benefiting Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women's Cancer Research Fund held at the Beverly Wishire Hotel on February 20, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo attend Louis Vuitton Gala Celebrating the Takashi Murakami Exhibition at Geffen Contemporary at Moca on October 28, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by BRIAN LINDENSMITH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
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)
John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli 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)
Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin during Target Hosts LA Fashion Week Party for Designer Mossimo Giannulli at Area in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage for LaForce and Stevens)
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo during Saks Fifth Avenues Unforgettable Evening Benefitting EIFs Womens Cancer Research Fund at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage for Entertainment Industry Foundation)
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo during 30th Anniversary Party for Hello Kitty Presented by SANRIO and Target - Pink Carpet at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for Sanrio, Inc)
Mossimo Giannulli & Lori Loughlin during Mossimo's New Collection Celebration at Moomba in West Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J. P. Aussenard/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin & Mossimo during Marc Anthony Pilots Jaguar's Tribute To Style - March 18, 2001 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
381656 06: Designer Mossimo Giannulli with actress wife Lori Loughlin, left, and actress Valerie Bertinelli attend a party to launch the famed sportswear designer Mossimo Giannulli Collection November 9, 2000 at The Drive-In Studios in New York City. (Photo by George DeSota/Getty Images)
Mossimo Giannulli & Lori Loughlin during 14th Carousel of Hope Ball for Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes at Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin & Mossimo during An Evening of Song & Spirit A Benefit For Gaian Yoga For Life at Private House in Bel Air, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
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