On the move! Lori Loughlin’s daughter Isabella Giannulli was spotted out and about visiting with a friend in Los Angeles on March 16. Since news broke of the nationwide college admissions scandal her mother is allegedly caught up in Bella hasn’t been seen much. Check out our gallery below to see photos of the University of Southern California student heading out and seeing her friend in L.A.
On March 13, Bella Giannulliwas spotted for the first time since the reveal that her mom allegedly participated in a college admissions scam. During that sighting, the 20-year-old arrived home after she visited her mom in court.
As In Touch reported previously, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling 500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters [20-year-old daughter Isabella and 19-year-old daughter Olivia] designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Loughlin, 54, turned herself in on Tuesday, March 13, and was later released that same day after she made her appearance in court and posted $1 million bond. Her daughter Olivia has also started to face repercussions form the scandal; she recently lost her partnership with Sephora. Whether Isabella has faced similar backlash is unclear.
During this sighting, Bella appeared to visit with a friend before heading to an unknown location in a black car. She looked comfortable in black leggings, sneakers, and an oversized green hoodie. She certainly seemed more relaxed than we would be in the same situation!
Previously, an insider told In Touch that Isabella’s sister Olivia “is not returning to USC.” “Everyone is talking about her and she’s terrified she’ll be attacked by bullies because of the scam,” the source said. “Right now, she feels like her whole life is over!” Whether Isabella will make the same choice remains to be seen.
Olivia said in a YouTube video posted August 14, “I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend, but I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all … But I do want the experience … I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.” She later apologized for those comments. Hopefully, Bella takes her education a bit more seriously than her sister.
Before the scandal broke, Isabella’s mother discussed her parenting style with Us Weekly and said, “Listen, I am not their friend. I am here. I am their mother. I’m here to guide them, and I think that is first and foremost … Look, I try to instill good values and be a good person, and for the most part, I have to say that my girls, they are good people. They are good people. They have good hearts.” Sounds like she allegedly went a little too far “guiding” Bella and Olivia in the right direction when it comes to school.
It certainly doesn’t seem like Isabella wanted to be guided anywhere near cameras during her recent outings. But with the fallout from her parents’ alleged involvement ongoing, it’s unlikely that she’ll be out of the spotlight anytime soon.