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Olivia Jade Is ‘Really Angry’ At Mom Lori Loughlin For Ruining Her Life With College Scam

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Actress Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli is not pleased that her mom allegedly participated in the now-infamous college admissions scam.

She reportedly feels like her mom “ruined everything” for her. Interesting take!!!

Lori was among 50 parents indicted for a massive college admissions scam earlier this month. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to get Olivia and sister Bella into University of Southern California. Olivia and Bella reportedly posed as members of the crew team to get in as athlete recruits, so they likely must’ve been aware of the scheme to some degree.

In the aftermath, Olivia has lost multiple major deals with brands like Sephora and Estée Lauder. She reportedly blames her parents for the loss.

“She feels she has worked very hard to get different work deals and everything is just gone,” a source told People.

Moreover, Olivia didn’t even want to go to college; she was satisfied with her YouTube and Instagram career. But she enrolled upon the insistence of her parents (apparently with the help of, yes, a huge scam). She’s “really angry with her parents because she told them she did not want to go to college and she was pushed,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.

In case you haven’t logged onto the internet AT ALL for the past week, actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and dozens of other parents were indicted for a massive college admissions scam.

Per court documents, Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli paid bribes totaling $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia and Bella, into University of Southern California.

They allegedly also disguised their daughters as recruits to the college’s crew team to increase their chances of admission.

Many people were involved in the scam, which reportedly involved several schools, including Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest, and Georgetown.

Lori’s case stands out, in part because of the massive amount of money that was paid and in part because her daughters seemingly knew about the scam and went along with it. They reportedly posed in photos on rowing machines to back up the whole crew team fraud.

Olivia, in particular, is catching a lot more flack than Bella. That’s because Olivia has very openly admitted that she doesn’t really care about school.

In a YouTube video last year, Olivia said that she didn’t “really care” about school and didn’t know how much she’d attend — but she was excited for the experience of “partying.” She implied that she was much more invested in her YouTube career.

And yet! Per the indictment, she participated in a scam that involved half a million dollars and took a spot that could’ve gone to a qualified student.

Olivia used to have deals with brands like Sephora and Amazon. She even posted an Amazon Prime ad about her college dorm room — which, wow.

But now several brands, including Sephora, TreSemmé, and Estée Lauder, have dropped Olivia in light of the scandal.

And she is really upset about it, sources say.

She’s “really angry with her parents because she told them she did not want to go to college and she was pushed,” a source told Entertainment Tonight.

“She has been passionate about her career and wanted to work and was doing well but that wasn’t enough,” the source said. “Her parents said she would have to juggle college and her career. Now she’s devastated because everything she built implode[d] before her eyes.”

Olivia feels her parents have “ruined everything,” which sounds exactly like something a 19-year-old would say!

Neither Olivia nor Bella have plans to return to USC, People reports, which is fine because the school has placed a hold on the accounts of any students associated with the fraud.

“Right now, they are just focused on getting through this ordeal,” a source told People.

“They are living in the moment and that’s all they can do right now. For them, this is all still a nightmare.”

Bella was reportedly much more invested in school than Olivia was, and she would have “loved to have completed USC,” according to ET.

Thanks to the negative press, Olivia is “so embarrassed she doesn’t even want to go out.”

Many people have wondered why in the world anyone would need to pay $500,000 to get into college in the first place. USC is a good school, but that’s A LOT OF MONEY just to go there. Also, why couldn’t they get in on their own?

Welp, one of Olivia’s older YouTube videos reveals the likely answer.

In a vlog about her last day of high school, Olivia admitted that she was “literally never at school.”

“I think my class doesn’t even — maybe they forget I go there… just kidding!” she said.

So… there you have it, folks.