Two sisters watch their parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, go to jail over the college admissions scandal
Olivia Jade Giannulli made her “Dancing With the Stars” debut Monday and her sister, Isabella, was in a rush to cheer her up.
The YouTube influencer, who has spent the better part of the past two years implicated in a college admissions scandal, first debuted alongside her professional dancing partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, on season 30 of the hit competition show.
us weekly Note that after her first dance, the camera cuts to her sister, who was dutifully encouraging her from the stands. While Season 29 did not have viewers due to the coronavirus pandemic, Season 30 began with a limited live crowd, mostly consisting of friends and family of celebrities. Guests like Isabella had to be masked, vaccinated and tested negative before entering the set to prevent any possible outbreaks, the outlet reports.
Isabella’s appearance in the audience came as no surprise to those paying attention to Olivia Jade in recent weeks. After it was announced that she was one of several stars to appear on Season 30 of “DWTS,” she told reporters that her older sister insisted on being in the crowd for every single performance.
Lori Loughlin begins her 2-month prison sentence for role in college admissions scandal
During the first episode, Olivia Jade wasn’t shy about admitting to the scandal that her name has been synonymous with 2019.
“For the past few years I’ve been wrapped up in a scandal,” she said during the premiere. “I withdrew from social media and drowned in what everyone else was saying. I’m not trying to draw a pity card, I just need to move on and do better.”
In addition to Olivia Jade, Bella was also embroiled in scandal when it was revealed that her parents had paid $500,000 to the mastermind of the scam. William “Rick” Singer To recruit girls into the University of Southern California crew team, while neither girl had previously participated in the sport.
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Loughlin in December Two months service ended behind bars for his role in the scam. Loughlin agreed to serve two months and pay a fine of $150,000 along with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Meanwhile, her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine and a five-month prison sentence plus 250 hours of community service with two years of supervised release. He released from prison in April.
Olivia Jade previously broke her silence on the matter during an appearance on the Facebook Watch series “Red Table Talk” in which she Apologize for your family’s actions But noted that she believes she deserves a second chance.
“I think the thing that hasn’t been super public is there’s no need to justify or excuse what happened because what happened was wrong. And I think every single person in my family could be like, ‘This There was a mess. It was a big mistake.’” she said at the time. “But I think it’s so important for me to learn from a mistake, not to be shamed and punished anymore, and never to have a second chance because I’m 21. I feel like I’m going to get a second chance to redeem myself.” have grown up to show me what I deserve.”
“I’m not trying to make myself suffer. I don’t want pity. I don’t deserve pity. We messed up. I just want a second chance to recognize that I messed up. And so on.” For a long time I was’ not able to talk about it because of the legality behind it. I never got to say that I’m really sorry that happened or that I really believe that it happened to everyone. But I think everyone feels the same way about my family right now,” Olivia added later in the interview.