Relations between Lori Loughlin and her YouTube star daughter Olivia Jade seem to be going better, four months since the college admissions scandal broke.
The Fuller House star and her husband Mossimo Giannulli stand accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia and Bella, admitted to UCLA as crew team recruits — even though they never participated in the sport!
STILL hilarious if you ask us!
OJ and Bella’s super rich parents have pleaded not guilty to charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
On Wednesday, a new source connected to ET shared Lori is relieved but still feeling burned by the entire situation:
“The drama seems to have died down since the initial shock. She still feels she was deceived by those who set up the payment for her daughter’s acceptance [into USC].”
On top of that, the same source alleges the 54-year-old “has claimed to some friends that she was told the money went to the school.”
Right, right, right, right…
As for Loughlin’s previously strained relationship with Olivia, the insider shared the mother-daughter pair are on their way to mending fences:
“Their family situation has improved. Lori knows they will all grow and learn.”
Another close confidant added:
“Things are better than they were. Time is helping to heal.”
This news comes with an US Weekly source dishing the parents still “believe they’ll be exonerated,” as they are “actively engaged in their defense.”
Lori and Mossimo have maintained their innocence throughout the entirety of the Operation Varsity Blues investigation and intense court filings. The most recent statement from their legal team also doubles down on the notion they had no idea about the illegal activity:
“Giannulli and Loughlin are innocent of the charges brought against them and eager to clear their names, and they believe their interests will be advanced most effectively by presenting a united front against the Government’s baseless accusations.”
ICYMI: Both Lori and Mossimo are on record not only allegedly acknowledging their whopping $500k bribe to USC officials – but also agreeing to commit money laundering by claiming to the IRS it was a charitable donation. Can’t make this stuff up!
Anyway, will you be watching along when this Lifetime movie in real time goes to trial in a few months, Perezcious readers?
Do you think something isn’t adding up about it all and they knowingly did this for their children to gain access to the University of Southern California?
SOUND OFF in the comments (below) and share all your juiciest thoughts on Aunt Becky’s situation!
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