Olivia Jade, the daughter of Lori Loughlin, 54, and Mossimo Giannulli who have been the face of the nation-wide college admissions bribery scandal, reportedly feels betrayed by her parents.
“Olivia Jade (who’s 19 years old) has found this entire situation hard and shocking,” an insider told Hollywood Life.
“She never in a million years imagined her parents would do something like this. They are such a tight family unit, but of course, this is hard on her. She is so close to both her parents, but especially her mother. She counts on her mother for everything, including career advice and life guidance.”
Since the scandal, Olivia Jade has lost several endorsement deals and has been forced to leave USC for fear of being bullied.
“Olivia loves her parents very much, but has feelings of doubt and betrayal. She wanted to focus on her career, but her parents were adamant about a college education, so she felt she never had a real choice to begin with. She was an aspiring influencer, who had made a name for herself and felt she was just starting her career, and now, she can’t help but wonder if this will ever go away and what she’ll do next. It hurts," the source told HL.
Lori and Mossimo are facing federal charges after allegedly paying USC coaches up to $500,000 for admitting their two daughters.