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  • Olivia Jade Giannulli is happy and excited that her mom Lori Loughlin will be acting again 
  • Loughlin is reprising her role as Abigail Stanton on GAC Family's "When Hope Calls" 
  • Hallmark released a statement saying they did not cast Loughlin and have no plans to work with her

Olivia Jade Giannulli is happy that her mom, Lori Loughlin, is going back to acting following the college admission scandal.

The "Dancing With the Stars" participant spoke with Entertainment Tonight following her performance with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The 22-year-old model and influencer was asked about the news of her mother reprising her role as Abigail Stanton on GAC Family's "When Hope Calls," a spinoff of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart."

"I'm super excited for her," Jade told ET with a smile.

Loughlin was able to revive her career after being involved in the college admission scandal. The judge accepted her plea deal. She served two months in prison and is still under a two-year supervised release. She was also asked to pay a fine of $150,000 and complete 100 hours of community service.

Although Loughlin is reprising her role as Stanton, the Hallmark Channel has made it clear that they are not working with her.

"Hallmark Channel has not cast Lori Loughlin in any current projects, including 'When Calls the Heart,' nor do we have any plans to cast her in the future," the network said in a statement to ET. "She was cast by GAC Family, a wholly separate cable network not affiliated with Hallmark Channel or Crown Media Family Networks."

An unnamed source told the outlet that Loughlin was ready to move forward and she was "excited to work again."

"Lori's been offered many opportunities to open up about what she has been through, but she can't seem to find the right words," the tipster said. "She fears no matter what she says, people can't get past this. At this point, she just wants to move forward and focus on the positive."

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 57, admitted to paying $500,000 to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to get their daughters Bella, 23, and Olivia Jade, 22, into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits.

"That realization weighs heavily on me and while I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward. I have great faith in God and I believe in redemption," she said at the time. "Your Honor, I’m truly, deeply and profoundly sorry and I’m ready to accept the consequences and make amends. Thank you for your time."

Loughlin's husband also pleaded guilty. Giannulli was sentenced to five months of imprisonment, asked to pay a $250,000 fine and do 250 hours of service.

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Actress Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the PrettyLittleThing by Kourtney Kardashian launch party on Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
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