Olivia Jade — yes, Lori Loughlin’s daughter — is on ‘Dancing With the Stars’
‘Dancing With the Stars’ adds Olivia Jade to a cast of former NBA stars, pro wrestlers and a Spice Girl
‘Dancing With the Stars’ reveals Season 30 cast
“Dancing With the Stars” announced its new cast for the upcoming season, which includes Mel C from the Spice Girls and former “Bachelor” star Matt James, as well as pro wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and NBA star Iman Shumpert, according to ABC News.
- The judges for the new season will be Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.
How Olivia Jade joined ‘Dancing With the Stars’
There had been rumors of Olivia Jade joining “Dancing With the Stars” for Season 30 over the last month. She was spotted walking onto the rehearsal studio for the show, causing “speculation that she’ll join the Season 30 cast and be one of the more controversial contestants the show has ever promoted to juice up ratings,” according to the Mercury News.
Jade was a well-known social media influencer for a time before her parents, Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in the college admissions scandal. The couple were charged for paying $500,000 in bribes so Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, could be students at the University of Southern California as crew team recruits. However, the two daughters had never participated in crew rowing before. Loughlin and Giannulli eventually pleaded guilty to the charges and served time for what happened.
Was Olivia Jade on ‘The Hills’ reboot?
Before “Dancing With the Stars,” there were some rumors that Olivia Jade would star on the second season of “The Hills” reboot, a series about living in California.
Jade made an appearance in the reality TV world back in December 2020 for an episode of “Red Table Talk” with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Norris.
On the show, Olivia Jade talked about her parents, social media fame and the entire college admissions scandal.
“No matter what the situation is, you don’t want to see your parents go to prison,” she said on the show, as I wrote for the Deseret News. “But also I think it’s important for us to move on and move forward.”