AceShowbiz - Olivia Jade felt blessed to have a beautiful life. Four years after being placed under intense scrutiny for being a part of the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal, the influencer daughter of Lori Loughlin got real about how her life has been ever since.
On Sunday, March 12, the 23-year-old attended Elton John's 2023 Oscars viewing party and was asked about the biggest lesson she learned from the tribulation when speaking to E! News. To such a question, she happily answered, "I'm more than blessed, and I have a beautiful life and a lot of people have it really hard."
Elaborating more, Olivia explained, "I think just be very self-aware and very aware of what you're putting out there and really owning that." She was also grateful for her family. "I feel like I have such a supportive family. We've all stayed really close through everything so that's all you can really ask for. Life is crazy," she pointed out.
During the chat, Olivia also shared how she managed to move on with her life despite being the center of negative attention caused by the scandal. The "Dancing with the Stars" contestant spilled, "I just have to remember that because although what I feel like I went through might have been hard for me personally, it's OK, you know what I mean?" She added, "I'm all about the growth era."
Coming to the star-studded party supporting Elton's AIDS Foundation, Olivia looked stunning in a vintage black Gucci dress with plunging neckline and big pink bow. She also carried a clutch featuring her name on it. Of her look, she said, "I actually styled myself, which I was really excited about. I just love it. I feel really girly."
Olivia suffered intense backlash after it was uncovered in March 2019 that her parents, Lori and Massimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to a fake charity to enroll her and her older sister Bella at the University of Southern California. Both of her parents were sentenced to less-than-six-month jail time and a fine in 2020. Her mother was released in December that same year, while her father served jail time until April 2021.