‘When Calls the Heart’ Fans Are Convinced Erin Krakow’s Latest Tweet Is a Message for Lori Loughlin
Krakow has been absent from Twitter and Instagram since news of her colleague’s alleged involvement in a college admissions scandal broke in mid-March. But on Monday, the 34-year-old actress shared a message that many interpreted as a show of support for Loughlin, who is facing prison time after prosecutors claim she paid bribes to ensure her two daughters were admitted to the University of Southern California.
Krakow’s tweet references When Calls the Heart
Krakow’s tweet consists of two quoted lines, a few heart emojis, and a photo of a blooming rose. The text reads, “You are always there for me” followed by “And I always will be.”
Hearties immediately recognized those words, which were spoken by Krakow and Loughlin’s characters in the show’s 2019 Christmas special, When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing.
Fans had an overwhelmingly positive reaction to Krakow’s tweet, praising her for supporting her fired co-star and talking about how much they’ll miss seeing the friendship between Krakow’s character Elizabeth Thatcher and Loughlin’s Mayor Abigail Stanton play out on screen.
Krakow isn’t the first When Calls the Heart cast member to speak up following Loughlin’s indictment. Paul Greene, who plays Carson Shepherd, has thanked fans for their “love and support through this tough spot.” Andrea Brooks, who portrays Faith Carter, also wrote on Instagram that Hearties “kindness and dedication does not go unnoticed.”
When Calls the Heart is currently on hiatus while producers retool the show following Loughlin’s firing.
Loughlin’s legal problems are getting worse
Loughlin might be glad to see Krakow’s supportive tweet in light of her worsening legal problems. The 54-year-old actress is one of 16 parents facing new charges related to the college admissions scam. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Gianulli, were charged Tuesday with money laundering, on top of previous charges for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Actress Felicity Huffman, one of the other parents charged in the scheme, pleaded guilty on Monday, along with 12 other parents involved in the scandal. She’ll have to pay a $20,000 fine and prosecutors are recommending she be sentenced to between 4 and 10 months in prison. In a statement, the actress said she feels “deep regret and shame” over her actions.
The guilty pleas from other parents are not a good sign for Loughlin, a legal expert told CBS News.
“Felicity Huffman pleading guilty and giving such a perfect statement of remorse and contrition is a very bad sign for Lori Loughlin,” said CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman. “If you go forward and fight this case you really could wind up with a sentence that is a lot of time in prison. By having all these guilty pleas at one time … it’s to send a message out there to the remaining defendants that you better get in here and you better get in here quick.”
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