Lori Loughlin, Daughter Olivia Jade Reportedly Reconcile Amid College Bribery Scandal

Lori Loughlin, Daughter Olivia Jade Reportedly Reconcile Amid College Bribery Scandal
Actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 28, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin has reportedly reconciled with her youngest daughter, Olivia Jade, amid the college bribery scandal that has her and her husband facing jail time.

Loughlin and Olivia Jade, a YouTube star, were reportedly estranged after Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli were two of 50 people indicted in the nationwide scheme on March 12.

Olivia Jade, 19, was reportedly so upset with her parents that she refused to speak to them and was staying with her boyfriend in Malibu.

A source told Us Weekly on April 24 that the girl has made amends with her parents after realizing they were only trying to help her out.

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Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and daughters Isabella Giannulli (R) and Olivia Giannulli (L) attend the premiere of ‘Fuller House’ in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2016. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

“Olivia was angry with her parents at first, but now realizes that they were just trying to do what’s best for her,” the source said. “Olivia loves her mom and dad very much, but is especially close with Lori.”

Olivia Jade has been working on moving on and is contemplating how to best go about posting again on social media, which she has put on pause since the indictments. She has nearly 2 million subscribers on YouTube and had a number of partnerships with big brands, including Sephora and TREsemme, before the scandal erupted.

She is “focusing on how to turn this around so she can be famous for the right reasons again,” the source said.

Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to William “Rick” Singer to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, 20, designated as crew recruits for the University of Southern California (USC).

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Actress Lori Loughlin, right, and husband Mossimo Giannulli depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal on April 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The gambit got the girls into the elite school.

Singer, who headed a nonprofit known as The Key Worldwide, pleaded guilty the same day the indictments were revealed to a slew of charges and is due to be sentenced in June.

While actress Felicity Huffman and others involved in the case pleaded guilty earlier in April, Loughlin and Giannulli opted to plead not guilty, leading to a second charge being leveled against them. They are now each facing up to 40 years in prison.

Prosecutors said that Singer funneled some of the money to Laura Janke, 36, who was at the time an assistant women’s soccer coach at USC. Janke created the fake crew profiles.

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Actor Felicity Huffman (3rd from left) appears in this court sketch along with businesswoman Jane Buckingham (left) and USC women’s soccer assistant soccer coach Laura Janke (2nd from left) at an initial hearing for defendants in a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities, at the U.S. federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. on March 12, 2019. (Mona Edwards/Reuters)

Janke pleaded guilty on April 23 to conspiracy to commit racketeering and said she would cooperate with the United States government and testify at a trial if needed.

Some of the many emails and phone calls obtained by officials were correspondence between Janke and Singer. In one case, Singer emailed Janke directing her to make the fake profile for Olivia Jade.

“Ok sounds good,” Janke responded, the complaint states. “Please send me the pertinent information and I will get started.”

Janke completed the profile and Singer emailed it to Giannulli two days later, requesting an “action picture.” Giannulli later sent a picture of Olivia Jade on a rowing machine.

After the scandal broke during her freshman year, neither Olivia Jade nor her sister have been seen at school since. The university said that it was investigating students linked to the scandal and that the students can’t drop out or register for classes until the probe was complete.

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