What’s next for spouse of TV star sentenced to three decades for rape: Inside their finances, daily phone calls, what they're telling their daughter and more


In the days following Danny Masterson’s sentencing for two rape convictions — on Sept. 7, 2023, a judge ordered him to serve 30 years in prison — his wife, Bijou Phillips, is trying to stay positive and is speaking to him “daily” even though he’s behind bars, according to a new report.

On Sept. 13, DailyMail.com reported that Bijou as well as Fianna — the 9-year-old daughter she shares with Danny — have phone calls with the convicted rapist every day, and that Bijou — who’s still “very much in love with him” said a source — believes in his innocence and is determined to “be there for her husband,” the source added.

Additionally, Bijou visits Danny “whenever there is a chance,” the source added.

Keep reading for more on their finances, what they’re telling their daughter, Bijou’s hopes for an appeal and more…

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Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips are trying to be honest and transparent with their 9-year-old daughter, Fianna — seen here with her mom and aunt, actress Mackenzie Phillips — in the wake of his convictions and sentencing, without focusing on his incarceration.

The couple “answer all their daughter’s questions, but they aren’t getting into the nitty gritty,” a source told DailyMail.com on Sept. 13. 

“It is extremely emotional and tough, and to harp on it is emotionally draining. The times that Danny talks to his daughter and Bijou, it is always about anything else than the obvious,” the source said.

“He continues to try to reassure them that it will be OK. Many tears have been shed but they use the time to talk to each other about school and anything else. There will be a time and place to fill in her daughter fully, but that is still a work in progress.”

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With Danny Masterson now serving a 30-year prison sentence, his wife has to provide for their daughter on her own. But according to DailyMail.com’s source, Bijou Phillips is able to cope financially. “[She] should be fine for the foreseeable future,” the source said on Sept. 13.

“When it comes to money, Danny wasn’t making as much money as he was making in his heyday, but he is still left with a good amount of money from what was saved from his time with ‘That 70’s Show,'” the source explained.

“Bijou also is a good saver from the work she has done. They never showed financial distress as Danny did what he had to do for himself and his family to survive while acting jobs weren’t as frequent over the years and also having to pay lawyers,” the source added.

Right now, the source continued, financial matters are the “least” of Bijou’s worries.

“Danny is still fighting but Bijou and her daughter should be fine for the foreseeable future regarding living arrangements and will not be destitute,” the source said, adding that “Bijou has a lot of family and friends besides Danny’s friends and family that would gladly help in the chance that Bijou falls on hard times.”

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Bijou Phillips is “eager” to start the appeal process following husband Danny Masterson’s sentencing on two rape convictions, a source told DailyMail.com on Sept. 13. 

The actress is hopeful the “results of his sentence will be drastically changed or overturned,” the source said, adding that “she is still holding out lots of hope that it will change, and he will be free.”

In a separate Sept. 13 report from People magazine, an insider shared that Bijou is “surrounded by family and friends” and is “in touch with [Danny’s] lawyer.”

“They are planning appeals. She tries to stay hopeful,” the source said.


After Bijou Phillips’ husband, Danny Masterson, was sentenced to 30 years in prison, some have wondered if their nearly 12-year marriage might be over.

A source told People magazine in a Sept. 14 report that while Bijou has been “distraught” post-sentencing and “has had a very difficult time since the conviction,” she remains committed to their marriage. “She loves Danny and has no plans to file for divorce. She will be by his side for it all,” the source said.


Following Danny Masterson’s sentencing on Sept. 7, 2023, wife Bijou Phillips is coming to grips with a new reality for herself and their 9-year-old daughter, Fianna. According to a source who spoke to DailyMail.com the same day a judge ordered the actor to spend the next 30 years behind bars for two rape convictions, Bijou is approaching this new phase of her life as if there was a death in the family.

“Currently Bijou is circling the drain and is filled with all the emotion and no emotion at all,” the source said. “She is a shell of who she has been. She is really trying to be strong for her daughter as she is trying to figure out life and what it will be like for her. It can only be compared to a divorce or a death for her not being able to be with Danny the way they were.”

“They had their life, and it has been completely uprooted and changed and change is as scary and miserable as one would imagine. Friends are trying to be there for her, but things are really tough. She’s really trying to figure it all out and what her life will be after all things are said and done,” the source continued, adding that “whatever happens with Danny will change her life forever and, in a not so dignified word, it just sucks.”

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