Lori Loughlin's daughters break social media silence to wish their mom a happy birthday

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

Lori Loughlin’s daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli returned to social media for the first time since their mother’s arrest to wish the actress a happy birthday.

Loughlin, who’s awaiting trial in the college admissions scandal, turned 55 on Sunday and her daughters — whom she is accused of breaking the law for —posted loving tributes to their “mama” whom they love “so much.”

Social media influencer Olivia, 19, posted a throwback photo with her mom when she was just a wee babe.

Bella, 20, posted a recent black-and-white photo with her mom.

This is the first support they’ve shown for Loughlin, who along with her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, was arrested in March amid the Operation Varsity Blues scandal. The couple allegedly paid a combined $500,000 in bribes to get Bella and Olivia into the University of Southern California.

Loughlin’s one-time Fuller House co-star Candace Cameron Bure, who has publicly supported her friend since her arrest, was among those to like the posts. She wrote, “Happy birthday to your mama!!!!!!!” under Bella’s tribute.

(Screenshot: Instagram)

After Loughlin’s arrest, she deleted her own social media accounts. Bella followed suit temporarily before returning. However, she remained radio silent until this post. As for Olivia, she kept hers active but hadn’t posted before today.

Loughlin’s daughters were both enrolled at USC at the time the TV star’s alleged involvement in the bribery scandal was exposed. They were admitted to the school as part of the rowing team, the indictment said, while neither had any involvement in the sport. They also allegedly staged photos on rowing equipment as part of the scam.

The girls no longer attend USC, but the school refused to let them withdraw.

Loughlin — who lost roles on Fuller House and the Hallmark Channel after her arrest — and her husband are next expected to appear in court on Aug. 27. They face charged of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and each face up to 40 years in prison.

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