A week ago, the news circulated from a source close to Lori Loughlin that she would be “laying low and in seclusion” for a while amidst the court mandated investigations and public pizzazz drama that she and her family are caught up in. That’s exactly what we got too. No sign of Loughlin since the break of the scandal. On Friday, however, the public finally caught a glimpse of her as she was photographed leaving a private residence in Orange County with her husband (also caught in the scandal) Mossimo Giannuli.
Loughlin is pictured above in a pale green cardigan, white shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses, and blue Golden Goose tennis shoes worth more than $500 as well as a(n obviously expensive) red Gucci bag on hand. The couple was pictured leaving a private residence in Orange County where they were said to have been meeting friends and family. The couple was also pictured sitting outside on the concrete.
As you must remember (because how could you not, it was the grandest celebrity news of the year with very real unmitigable consequences), many celebrity parents, professional coaches, and college admissions officers from reputable universities across the United States were caught up in a scandal of “bought” admissions, bribery, exam cheating, and unmerited university acceptances. If you’re lost or missing the details, read our extensive coverage of the news here: As If Being Rich Wasn’t Privilege Enough, Celeb Parents Charged in Mass College Admissions Bribery Scandal.
If you read up as we dished it out for you, or if you’ve come across any news of this scandal whatsoever, you’ll attest to the fact that Lori Loughlin is one of the more prominent names in the case along with Felicity Huffman. Lori Loughlin took center stage as the news of the grand scheme of bought admissions unfolded as she was involved in allegedly “buying” her daughter Olivia Jade’s admission into University of South Carolina.
There are a few reasons for why Loughlin and her family took the biggest hit. Firstly, Lori Loughlin is a renowned actress with plenty of fame to go around. You may recognize her from Full House, or more recently, Fuller House. Secondly, one of her daughters whose admission was allegedly bought, Olivia Jade, is an immensely popular public figure who runs her own YouTube channel where she puts up videos about makeup, fashion, and lifestyle, as well as the occasional viral challenges. She currently boasts just short of 2 million subscribers on YouTube and millions of followers on her other social media accounts as well.
Olivia Jade is a self proclaimed lifestyle adviser / artist. She often shares tips, tricks, advice, etc and is considered to be a life coach figure of sorts. This scandal backfired on the front that she portrays to her millions of followers which propagates honesty, happiness, and positivity, quite contrary to the moods and tones of the scandal that she and her family are caught up in. In addition to all that, Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying half a million US dollars in bribes to get their daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli into USC, a hefty crime in itself.