On Tuesday, a number of wealthy individuals including CEOs and actors were arrested by the FBI over a massive college fraud scheme.
Felicity Huffman was one of those arrested, and is accused of paying a hefty bribe to get her eldest into college.
It turns out that, just days ago, her husband William H. Macy opened up about his daughter’s college search.
Varsity Blues was an FBI operation that resulted in arrests and a scandal that no one expected.
Clearly, William H. Macy didn’t expect to see his wife slapped in handcuffs … or he wouldn’t have spoken to Us Weekly just six days earlier.
“We talk showbiz,” he said. “My daughter, Sofia, the oldest, she’s in the tribe. She’s going to be an actor.”
“She goes to LACHSA,” he noted. “The arts high school here.”
“And we’re doing the college tour,” he continued. “And she’s looking at theater schools.”
“So yeah, we talk about it a lot,” he said about college.
In terms of how he and wife Felicity parent, William said: “We’re complimentary, really complimentary.”
“She’s a great mom,” he praised. “She’s kind of astounding.”
Sounds like the mother who would do anything — absolutely anything — for her children.
“I’m the luckiest guy on the planet,” he beamed.
Macy also noted that his daughters were “crazy for their mom.”
Back in January, William H. Macy talked to Parade about his 18-year-old daughter’s college search.
Macy announced: “[Sofia’s] going to go to college.”
“I’m the outlier in this thing,” he admitted.
“We’re right now in the thick of college application time,” he said. “Which is so stressful.”
That is a very stressful process!
Possibly a little less stressful if someone has paid $15,000 for a Florida Man to take a college entrance exam in your daughter’s stead.
“I am voting that once she gets accepted,” Macy confessed. “She maybe takes a year off.”
Most people cannot afford to do that — college costs enough on its own.
But when your parents are worth a combined $45 million according to some online estimates, you can afford to spend a year figuring things out.
“God doesn’t let you be 18 twice,” Macy stated. “I think this is an opportunity for her.”
“But it’s just my opinion,” he admitted. “And we’ll see what she wants to do, what Felicity thinks, and how the chips fall.”
It may be that mom’s opinion doesn’t count so much as it would have in January. We’ll see.
“My daughter Georgia,” Macy noted. “She’s interested in politics, political science, and pursuing that.”
He then praised: “She’s in a very academic school and killing it.”
Reports said that Felicity Huffman (allegedly!) began to make arrangements for someone to take Georgia’s exam, too, but backed out of those.
Maybe she just decided that Georgia was better off taking her own test?
I know that a lot of young, driven people would be absolutely mortified at the thought of someone else taking their test.
Of course, we’re sure that the entire family is reeling from this scandal, especially as they try to figure out the same thing as the rest of us:
Who knew about this?