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Now that they’ve had some time to reflect, Olivia Jade Giannulli and her sister, Bella Giannulli, are defending their mother, Lori Loughlin, who pleaded guilty to her role in the college admissions scandal, and given time in person. .

On Monday’s episode of Olivia’s podcast, Conversation with Olivia Jade, She sat down with Bella, 23, and reflected on how “talking with our family” affected her mental health. The siblings also reported what they believed were inappropriate statements about their mother.


Olivia, 22, said, “We both have a clear point of view … we can only say that we are wrong.” “I don’t want that general type of topic to be turned around that I’m asking here about mental health and what we’ve been doing for the past few years and people are saying, ‘Are they seriously complaining about this? Are you?'”

“It’s not a complaint,” Bella shouted. “You have to take whatever happened and learn from it. That’s what it’s like to talk about it and work through it.”

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The YouTuber asked Bella what she was feeling as most of the media coverage focused on Loughlin, her father Mossimo and Olivia.

Bella explained, “I think the hardest part of this whole thing was seeing how terrible the media, or reading or watching, how terrible the media was for both you and mom. And really getting to know you guys and mom. Knowing is the biggest heart.” She then told a story about how her acting coach reportedly said that 57-year-old Loughlin was the coolest person on the “Full House” set.

“I don’t think a person who has ever worked with a mother can say anything bad about her because she really is the best person,” argued Bella.

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Olivia echoed her sister’s sentiment. “I guess it was hard for me too. I’m not trying to justify the behavior or make excuses or have a pity party. … I can relate so much to the feelings you just say about mom.” I think for myself, even though I was being dragged down negatively, it didn’t affect me as much as seeing mom get…

Actress Lori Loughlin, as her husband Mossimo Giannulli leaves, outside the John Joseph Mockley United States Courthouse on April 3, 2019 in Boston.

The “Dancing with the Stars” contestant said, “There are a lot of people who were into this and a lot of other parents and I don’t know the name of another person.”

In August 2020, Loughlin and her fashion designer husband pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 to get her and her sister admitted to the University of Southern California, despite neither girl ever participating in the sport on the crew team. admitted to.

Actress Lori Loughlin, center, poses with daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, and Isabella Rose Giannulli in 2019.  Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were accused, along with about 50 others, of bribing college coaches and other insiders with wealthy parents.  Federal prosecutors asked to enroll your children in some of the most elite schools in the country.

In December, Loughlin ended service. two months behind bars for his role in the scam. She agreed to serve two months and pay a fine of $150,000 along with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.

Meanwhile, Giannulli was ordered to serve a prison sentence of five months plus two years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine with 250 hours of community service. 58 years old Released from jail in April,

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She admitted that she paid an admissions consultant $15,000 to have her older daughter Sophia’s answers corrected by a proctor on the SAT. he served 11 days in jail.