The Shameless star's wife, Felicity Huffman, was among over 40 people who were indicted on Tuesday in a massive college admissions cheating scam. Huffman was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud for allegedly paying money to get their eldest daughter, 18-year-old Sofia, into an elite college.
While speaking to Parade in January, Macy (who was not indicted) told the magazine that he and Huffman were "in the thick of college application time" with Sofia, and that the process was "stressful."
"My daughter Sofia, the oldest, is going to LAHSA [Los Angeles High School of the Arts]. She's thriving there. I know she's going to make a go of it in the business, which I support. I've seen her; she's good, she’s really good," he explained at the time. "She's going to go to college. I'm the outlier in this thing."
"I am voting that once she gets accepted, she maybe takes a year off," he continued, adding that "God doesn't let you" be 18 twice. "I know from casting, if you need a 25-, 26-year-old actress, there are a lot of them out there and they’re really good. But if you need a 15-, 16-year-old actress, it’s tough. Sofia looks young. I think this is an opportunity for her. But it’s just my opinion, and we’ll see what she wants to do, what Felicity thinks and how the chips fall."
Macy said at the time that their younger daughter, 16-year-old Georgia, was also thriving. "My daughter Georgia, she’s interested in politics, political science and pursuing that," he revealed. "She's in a very academic school and killing it."
In addition to Huffman, Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were also charged on Tuesday for allegedly paying money to have their two daughters -- Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19 -- deemed as recruits for the University of Southern California's crew team, though, according to court documents, they never actually participated in the sport.
A spokeswoman for the FBI confirmed to ET that Huffman was arrested on Tuesday morning without incident at her Los Angeles area home. Meanwhile, there is an arrest warrant out for Loughlin, who was out of town and not at her house when authorities showed up. Huffman is scheduled to appear at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles around 2 p.m. PT on Tuesday afternoon.
Stay tuned to ETonline.com for all the latest updates on the investigation, which the FBI has deemed "Operation Varsity Blues."