Actress Lori Loughlin, who is best known for her role on the Hallmark TV series Full House, has been accused of helping her wealthy family with a highly successful scheme to pay bribes to get her daughters into highly selective colleges, a controversy that the daughters of the actress have been quick to defend.
In an interview with StyleCaster published on Saturday, Loughlin’s two daughters, high school seniors Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, and Bella Giannulli, 20, defended their mom. Loughlin’s daughters were featured on the Disney Channel show Olivia’s World, and it is estimated that both girls have the richest friends in America.
“I love my mom so much,” said Olivia, who is in the 12th grade at the posh East Hampton School.
“She’s the nicest person that I know,” her younger sister added.
Olivia Giannulli has also claimed that the controversy has had a negative impact on her reputation, calling it “harder for me to be liked, to be liked by people,” but said that she supports her mom.
“It’s hard when I see all these people talking trash on my mom,” Bella said. “Everybody in the world has a bad thing to say about anybody they don’t like. You just gotta let that go.”
Giannulli’s older sister both gave similar responses, and said that they have only had praise for their mom.
“I know our mom the best,” Bella said. “She’s not trying to gain favor. We’re her whole life.”
Just days before the Loughlin scandal broke, it was revealed that Olivia Giannulli appeared in a Youtube video in which she waxed on about money and fame — and she not surprisingly didn’t mince words. She also said that she had decided to ditch her braces because she was “so rich.”
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