Lori Loughlin and her family are reeling in the wake of the elite college admissions scandal. The When Calls the Heart and Full House alum’s involvement in bribing college officials has cost her a lot, including her well to do career and her family’s future.
Not only she has been released from Hallmark Channel and ousted from Netflix’s Fuller House, but people they once viewed as friends are now reportedly distancing themselves. Reportedly, her daughters, Olivia Jade (19) and Bella Rose (20), will likely not return to the school when classes resume.
Meanwhile, the family is living on what seems like “a terrible nightmare,” after Lori and her husband were arrested & released on $1 million bond each. Here are the things you didn't know about Lori Loughlin’s family.
Lori and her husband, Mossimo Ginnauli allegedly paid $500k as a bribe to make it appear that their daughters were on rowing teams.
They are currently not listed on the women’s rowing team of the University of Southern California. As it’s unclear if they were aware of the fraud scheme, neither has been charged yet. Mossimo emailed pictures of his girls on indoor rowing machines to William "Rick " Singer, the man who has pleaded guilty to being the mastermind of the massive scam.
Social Media Influencer
Olivia Jade is a makeup and beauty vlogger, who runs a self-titled YouTube Channel, where she has collected over 1.9 million subscribers since 2014.
She recently collaborated with Sephora Collection and launched Olivia Jade x Sephora Collection Bronze & Illuminate Palette in Dec 2018. As soon as the scandal surfaced, Sephora severed ties with her on Thursday and her make-up palette has been removed from Sephora’s website. Sephora stated,
“After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately.”
In addition to that, her partnership with TRESemmé had ended by Friday as well. An insider stated about her condition at the present,
“She feels she has worked very hard to get different work deals and everything is just gone. She thought she knew what the future had in store for her, and it all just crumbled. It’s a never-ending nightmare for her. She understands the serious consequences her parents are facing and she is very scared.”
Following Mother’s Footsteps
While Olivia Jade is making her beauty and lifestyle brand, her elder sister Isabella is following her mom’s footsteps as an actress. She starred alongside Lori in the Christmas movie, Homegrown Christmas (2018) and has appeared in other movies like Alone Together and Every Christmas Has a Story.
Attending College for Parties!
Last year, Olivia Jade in a video she posted on her YouTube channel, documenting her last day of high school and her class’ senior prank. She embarked controversy, through the video, where she joked, she was never at school before clarifying that she was kidding.
“I’m, like, excited to go… do the school prank. But I’m also literally never at school that I think my class doesn’t even — and maybe they forget I go there!”
This wasn’t the first time, the teen faced a backlash. Last year, she was heavily criticized when she said in a video that she was only interested in attending college for the parties. Later, she posted an apology video stating that she was “disappointed” in herself and that she was having a hard time balancing her social media career and college.
USC Dropout to Millionaire
In 1986, Mossimo Ginnauli, an architecture student, dropped out of the University of Southern California, an elite university, where he bribed his daughters’ way. He launched an eponymous affordable fashion line a year before leaving the school with a $100k loan from his father and grew his men’s streetwear business.
He eventually went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 1996 after which the company’s valuation reached $275 million. Later, his multibillion-dollar company named Mossimo sold nationwide in Target's clothing department from 2000 till 2017.
Low Profile Wedding
Lori and Mossimo met at an Los Angeles restaurant in 1995 and eloped in Newport Beach two years later on Thanksgiving Day. They said “I Do” wearing ski hats and sweatpants. Mossimo has a son, Gianni Gene Giannulli from his previous marriage.
Will Lori Loughlin and her daughters be able to revive their career after this massive scam?