Showing her love! Olivia Jade Giannulli made her Dancing With the Stars debut on the Monday, September 20, season 30 premiere, and she or he was supported by her sister, Bella Giannulli.
“The last few years I’ve been wrapping up in a scandal,” the influencer star, 21, mentioned through the first episode of the season. “I did step back from social media and just soak in what everybody was saying. I’m not trying to pull a pity card, I just need to step forward and do better.”
After performing with associate Val Chmerkovskiy, the cameras lower to Bella, 22, cheering on her sister from the stands.
Olivia and Bella’s mother, Lori Loughlin, and father, Mossimo Giannulli, have been indicted in 2019 for his or her half within the nationwide faculty admissions scandal. The couple have been accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to make sure their daughters have been admitted into the University of Southern California. They finally pleaded responsible to fraud costs and each accomplished separate jail sentences.
“I’m ready to put myself back out there and try new things,” the YouTube star informed Us Weekly and different reporters when the DWTS cast was introduced earlier this month. “I’m really excited to challenge myself and put myself outside my comfort zone, which I don’t do often. So, it just all happened and I’m just letting the universe take over and see what happens and living it day by day.”
Olivia Jade additionally informed press that her mother, 57, has “been a huge support” since she joined the truth TV collection.
“She’s in total mom mode, like, ‘Make sure you take an Epsom salt bath.’ She’s trying to get me to take an ice bath! I’m like, ‘I don’t need an ice bath yet,’” Olivia Jade mentioned. “My sister has been telling me she wants to come to every single show.”
While season 29 of DWTS didn’t embrace anybody within the viewers attributable to COVID-19 protocols, this season has a restricted stay crowd, composed of the celeb’s family and friends. Guests will probably be masked through the present and needed to be vaccinated and examined earlier than coming into the set.
Not all followers supported ABC’s resolution to cast the social media character on the present, however host Tyra Banks got here to her protection.
“I think Olivia is so brave. I think people don’t know her, they know what happened to her,” the mannequin, 47, informed Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, September 15. “She has said that she did not know about what was going on and it’s really sad, and it’s very hurtful when something publicly happens but you had nothing to do with it. So I trust that she says she didn’t know.”
Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m. ET.
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