Now that Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty for her role in the college bribery scandal, all eyes are on Lori Loughlin.
Except for Olivia Jade’s, of course, since she’s royally pissed that her mom’s fixation on sending her to college has all but ruined her life.
Lori finally understands that she may go to jail, a new report says. But apparently she doesn’t think she deserves to.
An inside source tells Entertainment Tonight that Lori Loughlin is finally feeling the full weight of her college bribery scandal.
"Lori’s situation has gone from bad to worse," the insider expresses, detailing her feelings at the moment.
The source explains that Lori knows that "Jail time has always been a possibility."
"But since more charges were filed," the insider continues. "Her reality [of not serving time] seems grim."
"While the fact she could serve time never leaves her mind," the source shares.
The insider continues: "she strongly believes she doesn’t deserve to."
We can understand why it would linger in her thoughts that way, even if many already want to see her behind bars.
"She truly feels it was all a misunderstanding," the source explains.
From her perspective, she probably imagined that it was a violation of school rules, and expected a scandalous expulsion at worst.
Another factor that weighs heavily on Lori’s soul is the fallout with her daughter, whose name and brand have been front-and-center.
"Olivia Jade is totally over it," the insider expresses.
"And," the source reveals. "Won’t listen to anything her parents say now.”
Well, she’s an adult and is understandably humiliated after being placed at the center of someone else’s scandal.
According to the insider, “She is in no way ready to forgive anything her parents have done."
"Lori doesn’t understand Olivia’s reaction," the source says.
The insider explains that "she seems to feel her act was selfless and misunderstood."
It’s only selfless if you’re helping someone else. Olivia didn’t want to go to college, so she’s not the person who was helped.
The source notes that Lori is upset "and she wants to prove she had all the best intentions."
"And even that she was, in some way, duped into breaking the law," the insider adds.
Compounded by the fear that she’ll soon be going to prison, Lori is hurt by Olivia’s emotional distance from her.
"Lori felt at this point her daughter would come around and forgive her,” the source shares.
“They have gone to therapy," the insider reveals. "In hopes things would improve."
"But," the source laments. "It doesn’t seem that that’s happened."
Remember, Olivia wasn’t just humiliated — her whole life was turned upside down and her brand as an influencer was tanked.
"Olivia is still not talking to her mother," the insider announces. "Because she’s hurt and feels betrayed."
"She feels this could have all been avoided," the source says.
The insider continues: "had her mother listened to her when she expressed she wasn’t interested in going to college.”
Not everyone has to go to college.
Lori and her husband could have just given their daughters the half-a-million dollars that they spent on bribes.
Olivia resents “the fact she has lost her business deals and can’t go out in public without being photographed and scrutinized," the source says.
The insider explains that it "is a constant reminder of what her mother has done."
Olivia is young, beautiful, famous, and rich, and should be living her best life at the moment.
Instead, she feels like a pariah because of the alleged criminal actions of her overbearing parents.
"[Lori’s] children and most of her friends aren’t entirely convinced this was some kind of a mistake,” the source reveals.
“They know she is a loving mother," the insider affirms. "Who only wants the best for her kids."
"But," the source notes. "They also know she needs to face that what she did was unlawful."
Denial will not get you the result that you want in court.
Humility — even public groveling for the sake of optics and expressing regret might help, though.
"And," the insider says, Lori will need to recognize "[how it ]has affected not only her children, but also many others."
Lori’s loved ones reportedly have real concerns about her legal strategy.
"Her friends want her to rethink her plan for the case," the source reveals. "And admit some sort of guilt."
With Felicity Huffman pleading guilty, Lori could end up being the "example" that the court makes in this case.
On a positive note, the insider affirms that "her closest friends have stuck by her despite her huge mistake."
Some bad things are unforgivable. But Lori can find redemption for this — but it will take time and the right attitude.
In the mean time, some startup or new brand could get major name recognition if they hire Olivia to do an ad on the day that her mom goes to prison.