Disgraced Olivia Jade Made An Instagram Comeback To Wish Cheating Aunt Becky– I Mean Lori Loughlin– A Happy Bday
The embattled Full House actress, also known as Aunt Becky, turned 55 on Sunday and her daughters broke their social media silence to wish their mother a happy birthday.
Since news broke earlier this year that she and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannuli were among dozens of parents involved in a college admissions cheating scandal, they’ve been keeping a low profile. Loughlin and Giannuli have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering for allegedly paying up $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of California. Each charge could lead to up to 20 years in prison.
Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade took to Instagram to wish Loughlin a happy birthday, captioning the photo, “one day late. happy birthday. i love you so much ❤️”
Jade, who reportedly felt “resentful” toward her parents for their involvement in the college admission scandal, also suffered backlash because of the scandal. The YouTube beauty vlogger and social media influencer not only lost fans and followers, but she also lost many brand partnerships as well. Brands like Sephora and Lulus cut ties with her immediately following the scandal.
It was also reported earlier this month that Loughlin and her daughters weren’t on the best terms post-college admissions scandal but were working on it. “Olivia was angry with her parents at first but now realizes that they were just trying to do what’s best for her, a source told Us Weekly. “Olivia loves her mom and dad very much but is especially close to Lori.”
Loughlin’s other daughter, Bella Giannulli, also shared a sweet photo of the two and captioned her photo, “happy birthday mama. I love you ❤️”
Looks like Loughlin is getting a lot of birthday lovin’ despite what the headlines have said about her earlier this year.
In fact, even fellow Full House and Fuller House co-star Candace Cameron Bure, who’s been supportive of Loughlin during this scandalous time, commented on Bella’s post and wrote, “???????????????? Happy birthday to your mama!!!!!!!”
Fans and close friends alike have also taken to Twitter to wish Aunt Becky the happiest of birthdays.
“Happy Birthday to my forever friend with a heart of gold. Love you!,” writes Erin Krakow, who starred alongside Loughlin in the Lifetime series When Calls the Heart, in her caption. She shared the same photo on Twitter and the replies were a mix of negative and positive comments–no surprise there, tbh.
Fans on Twitter pointed out that supporting your friends through the good times and the bad times (or the times when you’re caught bribing your kids into college) isn’t “easy, but [it’s] truly important.”
They’re all sweet photos and posts, but they di beg the question of how much time must pass for the court of public opinion to forget its grievances against a problematic person. After all, for her part in the scandal, Loughlin wittingly affected the futures and college education attendance of thousands of college applicants, many of who had never and may never experience even a touch of the privilege her daughters did.
Others responded to the actress asking her to pass on their words of encouragement to Loughlin and sharing that they “miss her terribly.”
“I’m praying for you,” one Twitter fan wrote. Don’t worry guys, she’ll be fine.
A fan shared a sweet post about Loughlin’s impact on her life and how 55 has never looked so good (on that, we can agree on).
“lori you have been my role model for quite some time, most of my life. i grew up watching you and i first fell in love with you and your character aunt becky,” the fan wrote in a series of tweets.
More fans continued to rally behind her good friend Lifetime co-star, calling her a “faithful friend,” and wishing Loughlin the best at 55.
“Wishing Lori the very best in the next year! Missing you!,” @MargieTomaszew2 wrote in her tweet. Damn, fans REALLY miss her.
Another fan advised Loughlin to not let the comments by “haters bring you down.”
“When we are at our lowest we find out who our true friends are. Happy Birthday, Lori!,” she continued in her tweet. Yeah, don’t let comments by the “haters” aka people who actually had to work their way to get into college bring you down, Loughlin.
Again, more fans kept telling Loughlin just how much they missed her on her birthday.
“Happy Birthday Lori. It’s unfair, we miss you so much,” wrote on Twitter fan. Do you know what’s also unfair? Well, you already know what we’re going to say…
Despite the aftermath of the college admissions scandal, Aunt Becky still low-key celebrated her birthday and some fans won’t let her have even that.
I mean, the gif says it all really. The resemblance to Piper is also uncanny.
People reported that on Loughlin’s birthday, the Fuller House actress and her husband “were spotted in Los Angeles on their way to an early morning service at the Church of the Good Sheperd in Beverly Hills.” After the service, Loughlin reportedly hosted an intimate birthday celebration with her husband, daughters, and a few other friends.
Loughlin and her husband are scheduled to next appear in court on August 27.
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