As the college admissions scandal rages on, it seems like things are getting increasingly tense within Lori Loughlin‘s family. Though the celebrity probably only (allegedly) committed fraud to get her daughter into college because she wanted the best life for her, it seems like that’s backfiring in a major way. Now, not only is daughter Olivia Jade facing so much public embarrassment that she’s “not returning to USC” because of “bullies,” she’s also not speaking to her parents. According to a March 28 Us Weekly report, the YouTube star isn’t living at home with Lori or dad Massimo Giannulli — and she’s giving them the silent treatment to boot.
“Olivia has been staying with her boyfriend [Jackson Guthy] in Malibu. She’s not talking to her parents right now,” a source told Us. “Olivia hasn’t been out with friends. She is completely in hiding right now. Olivia is posting private Stories on her Instagram, using the only-close-friends option, to share her days on social media with her close circle.”
On March 22, similar reports broke that the 19-year-old is “very upset” with her parents because of the scandal. “Olivia didn’t even show interest in going to college, she wanted to take time and work on her beauty career, but her parents were the ones who wanted her to get an education,” another insider told Us at the time. After the news broke, the teen lost endorsement deals with companies like Sephora. Now, “[she] blames her mom and dad for this scandal and for the downfall of her career.”
The news that the beauty influencer has shut out her parents comes on the heels of headlines that she thinks of herself as “the victim” in the situation. Considering her feelings about high school and going to college, combined with the fact that she allegedly too “confused on how to” fill out and submit her own college applications, it’s easy to see just how much she was dragging her feet when it came to getting her degree. When it comes to identifying a “victim” of the scandal, though, public sympathies seem to lie more with the kids who worked hard and didn’t get into their dream schools rather than the kids whose parents scammed their way in.
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