Olivia Jade Giannulli made her “Dancing with the Stars” debut on Monday and her sister, Isabella, was in the crowd to cheer her on. 

The YouTube influencer, who has spent the higher a part of the final two years steeped in the school admissions scandal, debuted for the first time on Season 30 of the hit competitors present alongside her skilled dancing associate, Val Chmerkovskiy. 

Us Weekly notes that after her first dance, the digicam reduce to her sister who was dutifully cheering her on from the stands. While Season 29 didn’t have an viewers on account of the coronavirus pandemic, Season 30 kicked off with a restricted live crowd largely composed of the celebrities’ family and friends. Guests like Isabella needed to be masked, vaccinated and had examined detrimental earlier than getting into the set in order to stave off any potential outbreak, the outlet studies.

Isabella’s presence in the viewers wasn’t a shock to these paying shut consideration to Olivia Jade in current weeks. After it was introduced that she was one among the many stars becoming a member of Season 30 of “DWTS,” she informed reporters that her older sister was insisting on being in the crowd for each single efficiency.


Olivia Jade Gianulli’s sister is cheering her on from the stands of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
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During the first episode, Olivia Jade wasn’t shy about acknowledging the scandal that her title has been synonymous with since 2019. 

“The last few years I’ve been wrapping up in a scandal,” she mentioned throughout the premiere. “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.”

In addition to Olivia Jade, Bella was additionally swept up in the scandal after it got here to mild that her mother and father paid $500,000 to rip-off mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get the ladies recruited to the University of Southern California’s crew workforce regardless of neither woman beforehand taking part in the sport. 


In December, Loughlin completed serving two months behind bars for her position in the scandal. Loughlin agreed to serve two months and pay a $150,000 advantageous alongside with two years of supervised launch and 100 hours of neighborhood service. Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, in the meantime, was ordered to pay a $250,000 advantageous with two years of supervised launch and 250 hours of neighborhood service along with a five-month jail sentence. He received out of jail in April.

Olivia Jade beforehand broke her silence on the matter throughout an look on the Facebook Watch sequence “Red Table Talk” wherein she apologized for her household’s actions however famous that she believes she deserves a second likelihood. 

“I’m not trying to victimize myself. I don’t want pity. I don’t deserve pity. We messed up. I just want a second chance to be like I recognize I messed up. And for so long I wasn’t able to talk about this because of the legalities behind it. I never got to say I’m really sorry that this happened or I really own that this was a big mess-up on everybody’s part. But I think everybody feels that way in my family right now,” Olivia added later in the interview.