She finally feels ready to talk about the scandal. Famous parents, money, notoriety on social networks, contracts with prestigious brands … Olivia Jade has never lacked for anything and lives a dream life. While she had just released a makeup collection in collaboration with Sephora, it was in March 2019 that the girl’s life was turned upside down after her parents admitted paying $ 500,000 for her and her sister. , Isabella, be admitted to the University of Southern California. While the latter are currently in prison, it is in the program Red Table Talk that the young woman wished to speak. “To be honest, I wasn’t angry. And I think it was because I didn’t have a good grasp of what had just happened. I didn’t see the harm in it,” began Olivia Jade.
Facing Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris, daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannuli explained: “In all honesty, when it first happened, I didn’t see it in myself. saying, ‘Oh my God, how dare we do this.’ I was like, ‘Why is everyone complaining? I don’t know what we did’, and it’s embarrassing to admit. It’s embarrassing in itself that I’ve walked through my 20 years of life. without realizing: ‘You have an insane privilege. You are like the child of the white privilege poster. And you had no idea.’ “Having a strong relationship with her parents, Olivia Jade added,” They didn’t really have much to say other than things like, ‘I’m so sorry, I really messed up trying to give the best to you and your sister.’ And they’re my family and I’ve known them since I came out of the womb, so I know they’re good people and I’m not going to judge them for a mistake they made. ”
“I just want a second chance”
On the set of Red Table Talk, Olivia Jade insisted that she took responsibility for her family’s mistakes. “It’s been hard. I think for anyone, whatever the situation, you don’t want to see your parents go to jail, but also, I think it’s necessary for us to move on and move forward, “she revealed, before adding,” I’m not trying to put myself in a victim’s position. I don’t want pity, I don’t deserve pity! We have I just want a second chance (…) I never got a chance to say, ‘I’m so sorry that this happened’ or ‘I really admit that was a big mistake from the part of everyone ‘, but I think everyone is feeling that in my family right now. But I think what’s so important to me is to learn from this mistake. And not, like now, feeling ashamed, being punished and never getting a second chance. Because I’m 21, and I think I deserve a second chance, to repent, to show that I’ve grown up. ” Mature, the young woman concluded by revealing: “Even though it took a crazy experience for me and my family to achieve all of this, I am glad it happened to us. When I have children, it will not happen. never. I just wanna get on with it. ”
Olivia Jade and her mother Lori Loughlin © Backgrid USA