Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Bella Giannulli Breaks up with Boyfriend Nick Penske Amid College Admissions Scandal
According to Us Weekly’s “Hot Hollywood” podcast, the Giannulli family has been dealt another blow. The family’s oldest daughter and her boyfriend broke up.
The Giannulli’s are currently battling accusations of their alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal, however, that’s not the only issue they’re facing at the moment. Reports state that Isabella Giannulli, 20, is now single.
ISABELLA SPLITS FROM BOYFRIEND
The “Hot Hollywood” podcast shared that Lori Loughlin, 54, and Mossimo Giannulli’s oldest daughter and her boyfriend, Nick Penske, 22, have ended their relationship. She’s not the only one who’s had her relationship fall apart recently.
YOUNGSTER SISTER ENDED HER RELATIONSHIP FIRST
A few weeks before it was revealed that her younger sister, Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, also broke up with her boyfriend, Jackson Guthy, 23. A source said: “[They] had boyfriends and both of them broke up with them.”
The insider revealed that the sibling’s found it “too much to deal with” that their parents were implicated in the admissions scandal. Last year’s summer was the first time Isabella and Penske were linked together.
ISABELLA DELETE'S IMAGES OF EX
At the time, Loughlin’s oldest daughter had started showing him off on her Instagram page. However, she’s since deleted most of the pictures that featured him.
Isabella has also unfollowed him on social media, unlike her sister who still follows Penske. In March, the family was left in distress when Loughlin and Mossimo, 55, were indicted in the college scam.
BREAK-UPS OCCURRING DURING ADMISSIONS SCANDAL
The couple was accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer and his nonprofit organization, Key Worldwide Foundation (“KWF”). The bribes were allegedly made in order for the star’s daughters to be designated as recruits for the University of Southern California’s (USC) crew team.
The famous couple, who got married in 1997, pleaded not guilty in April to charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. If convicted each charge has up to 20 years in prison.
LOUGHLIN IN DENIAL OF ANY WRONGDOING IN SCANDAL
A source shared that the “Full House” and “Fuller House” actress has insisted that she didn’t commit any crimes. Last month the insider stated: “Lori is in denial and doesn’t believe she should have to spend any time in prison.”
The informant added:
“She’ll go to trial before being separated from her family, and take those odds rather than just go to prison as part of a deal.”
OLIVIA STARTED "COOLING OFF" FROM RELATIONSHIP BEFORE BREAK-UP
When the story broke of Olivia splitting from her boyfriend a source had revealed: “Olivia and Jackson have been cooling off for a couple [of] months.” The insider explained: “They aren’t together anymore, but are still very cordial and really do remain friends.”
Another source claimed earlier this month that Guthy was “trying to be there for” Olivia in the wake of the scandal. The informant added at the time that the two “haven’t been spending as much time together [as] they were before.”