Olivia Jade, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, is blaming her parents for putting a premature end to her career as a YouTube influencer. On the popular video streaming service, Jade had made a name for herself by building up an impressive following, resulting in many prominent sponsorships. Because of the college admissions fraud scandal that saw the arrests of both of her parents, however, Jade wound up suffering severe consequences, with multiple partners cutting ties with the social media star. Big name sponsors like TRESemmé and Sephora immediately ended their partnerships with Jade, and now the young woman is pointing a finger at her parents for ruining her career.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Olivia Jade had no desire to go to college, instead preferring to focus solely on an entertainment career. This coincides with videos posted to Jade's YouTube account where she admits to not wanting to go to school, caring only for the partying experience and expressing no concern over the academics. Reportedly, Jade's parents pushed her into going to college, allegedly bribing her way in to secure her spot at the prestigious university. "She has been passionate about her career and wanted to work and was doing well but that wasn't enough," the unnamed source tells ET. "Her parents said she would have to juggle college and her career. Now she's devastated because everything she built implode before her eyes. She feels they ruined everything."
Loughlin herself hasn't fared any better, losing many established acting gigs as a result of the scandal. The Hallmark channel decided to cut all ties with the actress, removing her from all upcoming original movies the network was planning to use her for. She was also fired from her main role in the ongoing series When Calls the Heart, putting the show's production on hold. Netflix has also made the decision to nix any potential storylines bringing back Aunt Becky onto Fuller House for the show's upcoming final season, leaving the character out of the show's series finale. For big fans of the show, it's going to be bittersweet seeing Uncle Jesse (John Stamos) around for the final episodes without his wife by his side.
On March 12, Loughlin and Giannulli were named as two of fifty people arrested as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Along with actress Felicity Huffman, Loughlin was one of the most well-known suspects charged in the case, and has endured the bulk of the negative media attention surrounding it. Loughlin and her husband allegedly spent $500,000 in bribes to ensure the placement of both of their daughters into the University of Southern California. The payments would guarantee their admission as part of the college's rowing team, although neither girl had ever participated in the sport. The pair are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
It remains to be seen if Olivia Jade's career as an influencer can bounce back in the future. In the immediate aftermath of the scandal, it makes sense why major companies would want to maintain their distance from those involved in the controversy. Time can soothe many wounds, however, and the 19-year-old's aspiring career as an entertainer should be fine once people find a new scandal to obsess over. Her mother will likely have a much harder time salvaging her acting career, given her complicit involvement in the alleged crimes. This information comes to us from Entertainment Tonight.