Lori Loughlin’s “Fuller House” Costar Bob Saget Defends Continuing Friendship Through College Admissions Scandal

Bob Saget isn’t letting Lori Loughlin‘s involvement in the college admissions scandal get in the way of their friendship. And he has a very personal reason for it.

“I love the people I love, and people go through life, and stuff happens,” Saget said in a recent interview. “For a while, I was saying, ‘No comment,’ and now there’s just no point in talking about it because I’ve answered it. What I would say is, I love the people I love, and I have empathy for people that are in my life for 35 years. I don’t cut people out.”

“I’ve never had any friends growing up,” he added. “So, I’m lucky to have any in the first place.”

Lori Loughlin charged in college admissions scandal

Bob Saget’s loyalty to Loughlin, despite her scheming to get her daughters into college, is commendable. He clearly isn’t defending her choices, but no one’s friends are perfect.

Saget holding tight to the friends he’s had for decades must mean a lot to Loughlin as she’s dealing with the fall-out from her actions.

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannuli, need the support of every friend they’ve got if a judge sentences them to prison time.

We recently reported that Lori Loughlin is facing additional Federal conspiracy charges adding to her potential prison sentence. Read the full story: Lori Loughlin Facing New Charges – Source Says She’s ‘Close To Breaking Point’

Lori Loughlin isn’t the only longtime co-star Saget keeps in touch with. He’s also close with longtime costar John Stamos who played the iconic role of Uncle Jesse Katsopolis on “Full House” and “Fuller House”.

Bob Saget evacuated due to California wildfires

Bob Saget’s wife, journalist Kelly Rizzo, tweeted about the couple’s evacuation amidst the devastating Getty fire in California.

As the California wildfire drew closer to Saget and his wife Kelly’s home, John Stamos reached out to him.

“I’ve got my house on possible fire and John Stamos was texting me… ‘Are you OK? Do you want to stay here?’ And I’m like, ‘No, I lived with you in that house in San Francisco long enough,’” Saget joked. “‘I’m not staying in your home.’ But we’ve done that before where we’ve stayed at each other’s houses because we’re good friends.

“I’m a fortunate guy,” he admitted. “I have people that are valuable to me in my life, and then I get to go and share it with other people.”

(READ ALSO: Workers Fired for Insensitive Photos of California Wildfire Destruction)

Only time will tell whether or not Saget’s house is still standing. Regardless, Saget says he still has work to do.

The future of “Fuller House”

“We got one more ‘Fuller House’ coming up to film in a couple of weeks,” he said.

“It’ll be the last one of the 18 episodes for the fifth season. That’ll be the first half, which will be at the end of the year. And then the beginning of the new year will be the other nine. It’s bittersweet, but there’s a lot of love amongst everybody there.”

But Bob Saget isn’t out of a job once “Fuller House” wraps. He’s hosting a new game show called “Nashville Squares” that’s “Hollywood Squares” with a country music twist.

“I was offered ‘Hollywood Squares’ over the years, and it seemed more scripted than I wanted it to be,” Saget said. “This just got offered out of the blue and I said, ‘You know, I’ll do this.’”

“I’m happy,” he went on. “With all the craziness in the world, I’m just trying to entertain people… It’s fun and that’s what I think, even in my standup, I’m trying to do more of that. Just stuff that doesn’t go and get us into any political discussions. It’s just out-and-out fun.”

Nashville Squares” premieres this Friday, Nov. 1, on CMT.

Andrea Ruth

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