Reports surfaced early Tuesday morning, March 12, that actress Lori Loughlin was among the 50 people charged in a bombshell college admissions cheating scheme -- along with Felicity Huffman.
Best known for her role as Aunt Becky in the sitcom "Full House," Loughlin reportedly "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team -- despite the fact that they did not participate in crew -- thereby facilitating their admission to USC."
Olivia Jade is a prominent YouTube star, whose massive online following has garnered her top-tier "influencer" success. She has mega brand deals, most notable her collaboration with Sephora Collection, which sold out instantly and is now back in stock.
The 19-year-old is currently in a relationship with 22-year-old singer-songwriter Jackson Guthy, who rose to fame after a performance on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in 2011. Guthy opened up for One Direction just one year later on the leg of their North American tour.
In a YouTube video from February 2018, Olivia talked candidly about the hardships of having famous parents, noting she's had to chose her friends wisely.
“I remember when I was 6, 7, 8 years old, I would always think about, ‘Do they want to be my friend for me or (because of) my mom or my dad?’” she said. “I think that’s probably not normal thoughts a 6-year-old, 7-year-old, 8-year-old child would have, but it’s definitely something.”
Just three days ago, Olivia appeared on the Zach Sang Show for a lengthy interview about her Sephora collaboration and ironically, a majority of the interview focused on her life at college.
When asked, "What motivates you in doing all of this because obviously there's the obvious pros to being able to build your own [Sephora] palette and run a YouTube channel and build these brands, but at the end of the day, like, truth is you don't really need to do any of it. Mamma's got money. It's the truth. So what motivates you? What keeps you going and what makes you want to keep getting better?"
"I don't ever want to like depend on someone else for my success. I might come from a family that's done well but I don't ever want that to...guide me in a certain direction. I've used what I've come from to create content and I've figured out the things that people like to see because of how I've grown up but at the end of the day I want to make own money and support myself," she responded. "I don't ever want to have to ask someone if I can do something. I want to have full control over what I am doing with my life so that's a huge thing that motivates me. And also having parents that didn't come from a lot and then building something themselves is inspiring. I've grown up around that so I definitely want to do that myself."
Sang also asked Olivia why she made the choice to attend college.
"Mostly my parents really wanted me to go because both of them didn't go to college and then I did. I'm so happy they made me go. That sounds so terrible they didn't make me...my sister goes to the same school and we are pretty much inseparable so it was nice like following in her footsteps a little bit. I do like it."
She continued..."It's like the coolest thing getting DMs from girls [saying] 'I'm applying to college right now, what did you do?!"
Olivia also revealed a "crazy" story about her designer dad's time in college, mentioning that he actually "faked his way through it" in order to have the funds to start his business, which eventually sold to Target.
"It's funny too because my sister wants to go to the same route my mom went and I want to go completely like the business side where my dad is, but he's honestly really helpful. I can just look at that for inspiration I guess and seeing that hard work does pay off. He didn't come from a lot so it's cool to see that he build it all himself."
"He has a really crazy story -- in college he built his whole entire brand. Actually I don't know if I'm supposed to say that, sorry dad. But he wasn't ever enrolled in college but he faked his way through it and so then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought were going to college."
This past August, Olivia faced backslash for ignorant comments she made in a YouTube video over her decision to attend college.
“I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” she shared with her nearly 2 million subscribers, after explaining her extensive work schedule. “But I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know."
She quickly apologized explaining, "I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically. And it totally came across that I’m ungrateful for college -- I’m going to a really nice school. And it just kind of made it seem like I don’t care, I just want to brush it off. I’m just gonna be successful at YouTube and not have to worry about school. I’m really disappointed in myself.”
According to the FBI, the daughters are not yet being charged in this case although Felicity Huffman is currently in custody, according to TMZ.