Lori Loughlin is less synonymous with Beverly Hills 90210 these days and more likely to be associated with the college admissions scandal. Since the news broke in March of this year, some big names have hit the headlines for handing over huge amounts of cash. In return, their kids have gained admission to some of the most prestigious schools on the planet. Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose have been quiet since the news broke. Their social media silence has now ended, with both of them posting for the first time in months.
Interestingly, they opted to wish their mother a happy birthday, despite reports of unrest in the household. According to Cosmopolitan, multiple media outlets have said that tension between Loughlin and her daughters has been at an all-time high in the wake of the scandal, creating a rift.
Olivia Jade, a successful YouTuber, was in the midst of studying at USC when the scandal came to light. It's alleged that Olivia, in particular, was finding it difficult to cope, with one outlet going so far as to say she had "cut herself off" from her mom.
Initially, Olivia didn't follow suit at first and wish her mom happy birthday like her sister - although she did comment "my people" with a love heart emoji underneath it. Perhaps prompted by Isabella, Olivia posted a sweet candid of her mom holding her when she was a baby, with the caption, "One day late. Happy birthday. I love you so much."
Loughlin has certainly suffered as a result of her actions. Hallmark cut all ties with the actress, scrapping all her scenes from season 6 of When Calls the Heart. Netflix was equally quick to distance themselves, dropping her from Fuller House. A lucrative advertising deal featuring the actress and her daughter, Olivia, was squashed by Hewlett-Packard, too. Olivia Jade waved goodbye to partnerships with makeup brand Sephora, while Stanford University graduates have named Loughlin and her husband in a lawsuit, claiming that their degrees have been devalued because of the case.
As it stands, Loughlin and her husband have pleaded not guilty to the charges. If found guilty, both could face serious jail time.