Before being indicted in an alleged college admissions cheating scam, Lori Loughlin said in an interview about her Christian morals that she would never do anything that her â€œchildren have to pay the price for.â€
In a resurfaced interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network from 2014, Loughlin, 54, opened up about how she did want her career choices to affect her faith and family â€” specifically her daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, with husband Mossimo Giannulli.
â€œFor me personally, I was always very thoughtful about projects that I chose for myself,â€ Loughlin began. â€œI would say to myself, â€˜Can my father watch this?â€™ If my father couldnâ€™t watch it, I didnâ€™t do it.â€
â€œAnd then when I had childrenâ€¦ I always thought, I donâ€™t want to do anything that one day might rear its ugly head and my children have to pay the price for that.â€
Loughlin also revealed she relies heavily on prayer and that her steps are guided by God.
â€œIâ€™d have to say Iâ€™m definitely that person [who] steps back and says, I know weâ€™re going to work this out. Like itâ€™s going to work out and I know youâ€™ve got my back,â€ Loughlin said of her faith.
A source told PEOPLE that the actress and her designer husband, as well as their daughters, are hunkered down at their house in Bel Air, California.
â€œThe whole family is still laying low at their Bel Air home,â€ the source said. â€œLori and Mossimo both have court dates in Boston next week. Itâ€™s still a very stressful time for them all.â€
â€œThey are living in the moment and thatâ€™s all they can do right now,â€ the source adds. â€œFor them, this is all still a nightmare.â€
Loughlin and Giannulli are among a list of 50 people, including Felicity Huffman, who have been indicted as part of an alleged nationwide scheme, according to a release from the U.S. Attorneyâ€™s Office in Massachusetts.
â€œDozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston,â€ the release said.
The indictment alleges the couple â€œagreed to pay bribes totalingÂ $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughtersÂ designated as recruits to the USC crew team â€” despite the fact that they did not participate in crew â€” thereby facilitating their admission to USC.â€ (Neither Olivia or Isabella are listed on the USCÂ womenâ€™s rowing roster.)
Both Loughlin and Giannulli were arrested two weeks ago on a felony charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. They were released on $1 million bondsÂ and have not entered pleas. Loughlinâ€™s attorney has not returned PEOPLEâ€™s requests for comment.
A source told PEOPLE last week that many of the coupleâ€™s friends have beenÂ distancing themselvesÂ from them.
â€œLori and Mossimo are finding out quickly who their real friends are,â€ the insider said. â€œItâ€™s not like they are the victims of a crime. TheyÂ areÂ the crime.â€
â€œMany of their friends donâ€™t want to be associated with them right now,â€ the source added. â€œTheir friends are shocked at the allegations.â€