Olivia Jade Giannulli and her sister, Bella Giannulli, are, for the first time together, discussing the college admissions scandal that involved their family. Though neither of them called him exactly that, referring to him at one point as “the thing about things with our family,” the brothers spoke about how their mental health was affected by the controversy.
Bella, 23, was a guest on Monday Conversations with Olivia Jade podcast in which they talked about how difficult it was to see negative media coverage of their mother, Lori Loughlin. But first, they made a preface that they are not trying to gain sympathy.
“We both have a very clear perspective … we can say that we are wrong,” began Olivia, 22. “I don’t want that kind of generic topic that I’m sitting here asking about mental health and what we’ve been through in recent years to get twisted and people saying, ‘Are you seriously complaining about this?'”
“It’s not a complaint,” Bella added. “You have to take what you’ve been through and learn from it. That’s what makes you talk about it and work on it.”
Olivia pointed out that they can’t talk about certain legal aspects of the case: “I don’t feel like messing with the government,” so they brought up their own experience about changing their world in 2019. The YouTube star asked Bella how she did. felt. to go over it when the story was “very focused on mommy and me.”
“What did you feel during that time? Did you almost feel like your experience was undermined or were you happy to be out of the public eye?” Olivia asked, noting the “hatred” she and Loughlin received.
“I think the hardest part of all this was seeing how horrible, or reading or watching, how horrible the media was for both you and Mom. And meeting them and knowing that Mom has the biggest heart,” Bella replied. . He went on to tell a story he heard from his acting teacher about how kind Loughlin was on the set of Full house.
“I don’t think a person who has worked with Mom can say something bad about her because she is really the nicest person in the world,” Bella added.
“I think that was difficult for me too,” Olivia agreed. “I’m not trying to justify or excuse the behavior or throw a pity party … I really empathize with those feelings you just said about mom. I think for me, even though they were dragging me negatively, it didn’t affect me as much as seeing to get mom … she really took all of this on her back solely. “
Olivia added: “There are a lot of people who were in this case and a lot of other parents and I don’t know someone else’s name.”
Actress Felicity Huffman was among the parents convicted of participating in the nationwide bribery scheme. He was one of the first people to plead guilty and only spent two weeks in prison compared to two months for Loughlin.
Olivia said she will “crawl” and “roast myself and probably won’t forgive myself forever,” but that it’s hard to see the media coverage of her mother calling the press “extremely hypocritical.”
Looks like Loughlin-Giannullis’s time out in Hollywood is over. Olivia competed in the current season of Dancing with the stars while Loughlin has returned to acting for the first time since it all unfolded. She will be the guest star on GAC Family When hope calls next month.
Olivia Jade talks about the college admissions scandal: