Felicity Huffman is slowly but surely making her comeback.
Per an “E! News” source on Thursday, the “Desperate Housewives” star is “moving ahead with her life” after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for bribing a test proctor $15,000 to redo daughter Sophia’s SAT test.
In October 2019, the actress was released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, after serving eleven days of her two-week sentence.
Though she is “incredibly relieved that she has served her jail time,” it is “hard to continue hearing about the case in the news.”
Just last month, Hot Pockets heiress Michelle Janavs was sentenced to five months in prison for agreeing to pay bribes totaling $300,000 to get her two daughters into esteemed colleges.
Per the insider, Huffman “tries to avoid [the news],” even if that means turning off her TV or avoiding certain websites on the Internet.
“Hearing and seeing what people are still going through makes her feel all the more relieved that she is moving on,” the source noted.
Now that she is out of jail, Huffman is spending time with her family, and completing her court-ordered 250 hours of community service.
“It has been very rewarding for her,” the insider said about her efforts at The Teen Project — a nonprofit organization that helps homeless and sex-trafficked teenagers. “She’s been spending time with homeless teens and working with them to better their lives. It has given her a lot of perspective and has been an eye-opening experience.”
The source added, “She has made some new friends there that have had a positive impact on her life, and she hopes they can say the same about her.”
With the legal drama behind her, Huffman wants to return to her “true love and passion”: acting.
“She is looking forward to getting back to work and acting again,” the insider said.
A different source added, “Hollywood is a small town and nobody has anything bad to say about her. She feels like she is paying her dues and has shown remorse for her actions. She hopes that she will be accepted again.”