The former When Calls the Heart star and Giannulli allegedly paid scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get daughters Isabella and YouTube star Olivia Jade recruited to the USC crew team despite neither girl being a rower.
Despite previous reports that Loughlin’s internet-famous daughter Olivia Jade was estranged from her parents following the allegations, a source told E! News that they’ve been consoling one another.
“Their lives will never be the same,” an insider said of Loughlin’s family. “They are scared and they don’t know what’s coming next. It all feels like a terrible nightmare.”
“She is very distraught and is in crisis mode,” a source said specifically of Olivia Jade. “Olivia is more embarrassed than anything and doesn’t know how to handle all of the stress and scrutiny that has been surrounding her and her family. She feels completely lost. Her and Lori are leaning on each other a lot for full support right now.”
Still, Olivia has been focusing on her friends more than her family, an insider told Us Weekly, and is struggling to rebuild her brand after being dropped from several endorsement deals following the scandal.
“Olivia is focusing all her time on hanging with her friends, a lot of whom are social media influencers and internet stars, and she’s been filming some content with them,” a source said. “She’s trying to live her life normally again.”
The family was reportedly status obsessed, an insider said, which was why Loughlin and Giannulli, 55, flew on a private jet to court to avoid humiliation — and why Loughlin insisted on getting her daughters into USC at any cost.
“Lori is used to getting what she wants,” a family source told People. “This is why she got in trouble in the first place. She got fixated on getting her girls into USC,” adding, “It was absolutely a status thing.”
A source told People that Loughlin is trying her best to maintain a sense of normalcy throughout the drama, focusing on her health and religion to get her through it.
“She’s trying to keep a somewhat regular schedule — going to yoga and pilates and seeing friends for lunch,” the insider said. “She is very faith-based, and she knows her faith will get her through this.”
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