Bijou Phillips, aged 43, is choosing to remain married to Danny Masterson, aged 47, despite his recent lengthy prison sentence. The actress, who tied the knot with the actor in 2011, has been facing emotional turmoil since his 30-year prison sentencing for rape last week.
Despite the difficult situation, she has decided to support him unwaveringly, as reported by PEOPLE. The publication also shared that she has been receiving the support of her family and friends during this challenging period.
Coping and Staying Hopeful
A source revealed, “She has had a very difficult time since the conviction. She loves Danny and has no plans to file for divorce. She will be by his side for it all.” Additionally, the insider mentioned, “She is in touch with his lawyer, and they are planning appeals. She tries to stay hopeful.”
Bijou was present in the courtroom when Danny received his sentencing. Reportedly, the former That ’70s Show star blew a kiss to her before being taken into custody, while she sat alongside other family members.
Following the sentencing, she was photographed leaving the Los Angeles courthouse, appearing visibly upset as she concealed her eyes behind sunglasses.
Danny was initially convicted on two counts of rape back in May. Shortly after the verdict, an insider shared that Bijou was “shocked and devastated” by the outcome of the trial.
“She wasn’t prepared for the verdict. She never expected him to be found guilty. She couldn’t believe that he was taken into custody right away and remanded.”
Bijou and Danny share a daughter named Fianna Francis, aged 9, who was born on Valentine’s Day in 2014. Over the years, they have proudly shared various photos of their daughter on social media.
Danny’s last Instagram post before his trial and sentencing featured a joyful image of him with Bijou and Fianna. In the caption, he expressed his happiness in returning home to his “3 perfect ladies” after a challenging two days in LA.