Prior to the arrest of his wife, Felicity Huffman, in the college entrance exam cheating scheme, William H. Macy spoke about lying saying it’s never worth it.

The admission came during a February interview with Men’s Journal where Macy, who was not charged in the college cheating scandal, had plenty to say about lying. According to Macy, the best advice he ever received was to “never lie.”

The Shameless star told the magazine, “It’s the cheapest way to go. Lies cost you a lot, and they’re never worth what they cost.”

Macy also went on to say that regret is “like the flu — you let it run its course.”

Macy, who has been by Huffman’s side during her court appearances, also praised her role as a mother. He told Men’s Journal, “I married very, very well. It’s great fun for me to watch Felicity. I love the way she mothers our daughters. And her career — I find myself getting lazy and slowing down and losing my drive. My wife is doubling down.”

Huffman, 56, was arrested for her role in the college cheating scheme along with 50 other people, including Lori Loughlin and her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Huffman was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. She was released on $250,000 bond. Macy was not indicted in the scandal.

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William H. Macy says the best advice he ever received was to "never lie." William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman attend Backstage Creations Giving Suite At The 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Rebecca Sapp