Aunt Becky won’t be holding a diamond in the next season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” but don’t count her out just yet! Andy Cohen finally addressed the rumors that Lori Loughlin is joining the franchise and put them on the shelf for now. The self-proclaimed Bravo Daddy spilled all the tea about any future potential the “Full House” alum might bring, saying don’t count the possibility out just yet. “RHOBH” fans have been going crazy on Twitter over the rumors after Lisa Rinna shaded the disgraced star.
Speaking out about the rumors on his SiriusXM’s “Radio Andy” on Thursday, July 11, the 52-year-old “Real Housewives” producer said, “The first I heard about that was Twitter … It’s not true.”
Teasing that the door isn’t completely shut, Andy Cohen said Lori Loughlin may have a spot on the show in the future. “Lori Loughlin is a very nice person, she is going to have quite a story to tell,” he said, referring to her looming sentence for her participation in the college admissions scandal.
Rumors began swirling that Lori Loughlin was being pursued for the show earlier this month after Rinna threw some shady comments her way. Teasing her daughter, Amelia about college on an episode that aired in May, the “RHOBH” star said, “I’m not gonna put you on a rowing machine and take a picture of you.”
Amelia didn’t find her mom’s comment funny and immediately fired back, “That was the wrong thing to say,” before telling Rinna, “I’m trying to get into USC here. And like, let’s not.”
While Amelia didn’t find the joke funny, Lisa Rinna couldn’t stop laughing and replied, “I’m joking! I would never, ever do that. I wouldn’t.” As The Blast reported, Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in March for their role in the college bribery scandal.
The famous pair have been accused of paying $500,000 to a college admissions consultant to get their daughters — one of whom is YouTube star Olivia Jade — admitted to the USC as sham recruits for the crew team, even though neither of them ever participated in the sport.
Just last month, Lori Loughlin agreed to serve two months in prison after pleading guilty to the conspiracy charges. According to the terms of the agreement, which is still waiting for the judge’s approval, Loughlin will spend two months in prison while her husband will serve five months. The actress will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Mossimo will admit to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.