Tell us how you really feel, Jill Zarin! The Real Housewives of New York star, 55, revealed her thoughts on the college admissions scandal to In Touch exclusively, and let’s just say, she wasn’t exactly thrilled.
“It’s horrible,” the mother-of-one fumed at the Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations opening night. “I have a beautiful daughter who worked her ass off to get into Vanderbilt and to get her Master’s Degree.”
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of paying a hefty sum, $500,000 to be exact, in bribes to help their daughters, Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20, get designated as recruits to the USC crew team … though they did not participate in the sport.
Meanwhile, Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, 56, is alleged to have paid $15,000 to a purported charitable contribution in order to have her eldest daughter’s SAT scores increased. Both were indicted on March 12, In Touch previously confirmed.
Just days before the bombshell broke, Olivia accused her dad of faking his way through college. “He wasn’t actually, like, ever — I don’t know if I’m supposed to say this, sorry, Dad! But he wasn’t ever, like, ‘enrolled’ in college, but he, like, faked his way through it,” she revealed on the Zach Sang Show on March 8. “He started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought [was] going to college. … It’s a cool story. … He was a baller.”
But that wasn’t the first time the family’s quotes came back to haunt them. In one of Olivia’s other videos, Loughlin joked about paying for her education. In another, the YouTube star was forced to apologize after saying she didn’t care about college. And the whole scam is eerily similar to a plot line that played out on Full House. The situation has gotten so serious that Olivia isn’t planning on returning to USC.
“Olivia blames her mom and dad for this scandal and for the downfall of her career,” a source told Us Weekly, who added that the influencer “was initially trying to shrug off the scandal as something that would pass after a week and she could go back to her life.”
Sigh. Even the family dog seems to be affected by all the drama. Here’s hoping this all blows over soon … for the pup’s sake.
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