After three months of staying off all social media, Lori Loughlin's two daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli both returned to Instagram yesterday to share birthday posts to their mother. Lori's college admissions cheating scandal case is far from over, but E! was told by a source that Olivia and Bella are done waiting any longer to resume their public lives.
“The girls took a social media hiatus, but they are ready to move on and to live their lives again," an insider told the outlet. "They love their mom and dad and want to get back to all the things they were doing before this happened. They are trying to put this behind them and get on with their lives. They don’t want to sit around and think about it anymore.”
They may have to think about it a little longer. Their parents will return to court next month to contest their charges in the college admissions cheating scandal. Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were indicted with money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud after they allegedly paid $500,000 to guarantee their daughters' admission into USC by making Olivia and Bella look like rowing team recruits. They face, at maximum, a 40-year prison sentence.
Olivia and Bella were both at their mother's birthday celebration this week. "Both girls were there and everyone seemed happy to be there," E!'s source said.
Their Instagram posts put on a happy, united front, with Olivia and Bella publicly expressing how much they love their mom.
"happy birthday mama. I love you ❤️," Bella wrote on her tribute, which she posted before Olivia shared hers.
"one day late. happy birthday. i love you so much ❤️," Olivia wrote in hers.
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