Afraid of what’s to come. Lori Loughlin is dealing with the aftermath of her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions scandal — and two people are at the forefront of her mind: daughters Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.
“Lori is mortified and gets the seriousness of [the scandal],” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “But her concern was for her daughters and [is] now, more so than ever. She is really less worried for [herself] and her husband, [Mossimo Giannulli], and [is] really worried for her daughters’ future.”
A second source previously told Us that Olivia, 19, is “not talking to her parents right now,” as she is “still very upset” over the situation. The insider noted, “[Olivia] feels she is the victim,” as she lost brand deals with TRESemmé and Sephora as a result of her parents’ alleged actions.
According to a third source, “Olivia blames her mom and dad for this scandal and for the downfall of her career.” The beauty guru “was initially trying to shrug off the scandal as something that would pass after a week,” but eventually realized that is not the case. Olivia has been silent on social media since news of the scam broke.
While the YouTube star and her 20-year-old older sister, Bella, are both still enrolled at the University of Southern California, the school told Us in a statement that it is “conducting a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government and will make informed decisions as those reviews are completed.”
Loughlin, 54, and Mossimo, 55, were arrested on March 13 and March 12, respectively, after they allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” according to court documents obtained by ABC News.
The Full House alum and the fashion designer both appeared before a judge and were later released on $1 million bonds. The duo were originally scheduled to appear in court again on Friday, March 29, but the date was moved to Wednesday, April 3, due to scheduling conflicts. Felicity Huffman, who was arrested for her alleged involvement in the educational scam as well, also had her court date changed to April 3.
With reporting by Brody Brown
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