Lori Loughlin’s influencer daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, apparently has realized that maybe she does needs an education to make a living after all. Entertainment Tonight got some extensive quotes from a source on what inspired Olivia Jade, who infamously talked about hating school on YouTube, to have a change of heart about college.
Us Weekly had reported earlier this week that Olivia Jade was “begging” to go back to the University of Southern California, in part to repair her image post-college admissions scandal. Entertainment Tonight‘s source didn’t deny that.
For context, Olivia Jade’s parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to make her and her sister Bella look like rowing team recruits to get into the school. USC is reviewing their admissions status and won’t let them withdraw.
“Olivia has been talking to friends about returning to USC and while it seems odd after everything that’s happened, she is concerned about her image and seems to want to prove she can complete the classes and graduate,” Entertainment Tonight‘s source said. “After being dropped by her brands, she’s worried she won’t ever get back on track without an education. She’s afraid she’ll always be regarded as someone incapable of getting into a good school, and will always be seen as that girl whose family paid her way in.”
Olivia Jade is still not close with her mother and is coping with the college admission scandal (and her parents’ impending trial) by just partying.
“Olivia is having a very hard time dealing with this, and for the most part she’s cut herself off from her mother and is going out and partying a lot,” the source explained. “She feels she hasn’t been a part of any wrongdoing and feels tricked by her parents into going to a school that wasn’t even her top choice. Right now she wants to prove she can do it on her own, and she thinks going back to school will help renew her image.”