Lori Loughlin has had a difficult month in January. According to reports, the Los Angeles-area home of Loughlin, 57, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 58, was robbed of over $1 million in jewelry during a break-in. The news comes less than a week after Loughlin’s dear friend and Full House co-star, Bob Saget, died.
According to TMZ, the robbery took place on January 3 when burglars smashed a bedroom window to gain entry into the home. Nobody was home at the time, and the break-in was discovered later by a housekeeper. Surveillance cameras caught the thieves wearing all black and masks over their faces as they stole Loughlin’s jewelry box, which was filled with the pricey baubles.
While police were doubtful whether Loughlin and Giannulli’s home was specifically targeted, they do believe the heist was carried out by a South American burglary crew that enters the country and quickly exits, according to TMZ.
In response to the burglary, Loughlin’s representatives told TMZ that the actress is “thankful no one was hurt,” and that Saget’s recent death puts the incident into perspective for her.
“She says material stuff isn’t the most important thing in life, it’s family and love,” TMZ reported.
Loughlin has had a tough week. On Monday, she issued a statement about Saget’s death, which was found dead in his Orlando hotel room on Sunday afternoon.
“Words cannot begin to express how devastated I am. Bob was more than my friend; he was my family,” Loughlin told Yahoo Entertainment. “I will miss his kind heart and quick wit. Thank you for a lifetime of wonderful memories and laughter. I love you, Bobby.”
Detectives found no evidence of foul play or drug use, and the medical examiner will determine the cause and manner of Saget’s death.
Loughlin rose to prominence as Aunt Becky on Full House, co-starring with Saget from 1988 to 1995. They reprised their roles in Netflix’s Fuller House reboot, and Saget publicly supported Loughlin during the 2019 college admissions scandal.
“And you know when it gets down to it, there’s so much going on and so many people have gone through so much and you know … if you love somebody then you have to make that, decision and [ask yourself] is this something that causes me not to love a person and I love her,” Saget said in 2020. “She’s a sweetheart.”
Saget was laid to rest at a private funeral in Los Angeles on Friday. Full House co-stars John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, Dave Coulier, Ashley, and Mary-Kate Olsen were also in attendance. Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin, and Jeff Ross were also present.