Her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli were involved in the admissions scandal.
Olivia Jade Giannulli is the 21-year-old daughter of Full House star Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Her parents have been part of the infamous college admissions scandal which involved paying college counselor Rick Singer to bribe admissions officials to get their kids into prestigious universities.
Loughlin, 57, and Giannulli, 58, were both sentenced to prison last year after pleading guilty to the charges against them in connection to the scandal. PEOPLE reports that according to the criminal complaint, the two paid $500,000 to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to falsely designate their daughters, Olivia and her sister Isabella Rose Giannulli, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither ever participated in the sport.
But who really is Olivia Jade? Here are some things you might not know about her.
Olivia Jade has around 1.9 million YouTube followers on her lifestyle channel, where she highlights her "strong passion for makeup and fashion." But the admissions scandal had affected her sponsorships. Sephora and TRESemmé both severed ties with her within days of the scandal's surfacing, reports Marie Claire.
Lori Loughlin's social media influencer daughter, Olivia Jade, loses Sephora partnership in wake of college admission scandal. https://t.co/N8TvNRAwm9— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 14, 2019
An insider close to her told ET Online that she had "no plans to return to USC." They added, "She never wanted to attend USC to begin with, and now she is sure that USC isn't the place for her. Right now her goal is to rebuild her brand and her business."
The influencer broke her silence on the scandal for the first time in December, during an appearance on Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. "She called and wanted to come to our table and we all had very different feelings about it," Jada revealed. "I think what was important was for me to come here and say I am sorry," Olivia Jade said, as per ET Online.
Olivia Jade Giannulli confronts the college admissions scandal on Red Table Talk, is sorry for her "insane privilege" https://t.co/O8w58IBgCG— Vulture (@vulture) December 8, 2020
The star tried to trademark her brand "Olivia Jade Beauty" in 2019, but her application was rejected because of poor punctuation and vague language. PEOPLE reports that government officials wrote that the “applicant must correct the punctuation in the identification to clarify the individual items in the list of goods.”
Olivia Jade Is Reportedly at Risk of Losing Her Beauty Trademarks Because of Her Bad Punctuation https://t.co/i9CUAKkZDr— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) March 27, 2019
In 2017, the YouTuber got into an accident, reports The Daily Mail. She was recording herself on her phone while driving home from a hair appointment. She was taking shots of the road when a truck crashed into her car from behind. After being criticized for her actions by viewers she promised never to drive distracted again, writing in the now-deleted video comments, "I am so lucky that I am okay and that the other people in the crash are okay too."
The two had been dating since early 2019. Although they briefly broke up during the height of the college admission scandal and later rekindled their romance, it looks like they've called it quits again.Us Weekly reports she confirmed her relationship status in an Instagram Story Q&A on Thursday, August 12.
It’s over … again. Olivia Jade Giannulli revealed that she and her boyfriend, Jackson Guthy, split. 💔 https://t.co/SRhjfmEkBY— Us Weekly (@usweekly) August 12, 2021
The influencer first planned to only foster Enzo, an adorable German Shepherd but ended up adopting him for good.
She shared a message that a "very inspirational woman" told her. "We were talking about being publicly shamed, and I was like, 'Well, my situation doesn't even compare, I'm not even going to start to compare it to yours.' And she looked at me and said, 'Olivia, it doesn't matter if I'm drowning in 60 feet of water and you're drowning in 30, we're both still drowning,'" Giannulli explained, per ET Online. "I think about that quote every day because I think it's so true and it's such a bigger message to our world right now. I think we're all very quick to judge. I think we're all very quick to put people down. I just want people to remember if your feelings are hurting, if they're valid to you, they're valid. It doesn't matter if someone is going through worse."
Olivia Jade “Public Shaming” TikTok Sparks Backlash https://t.co/1o4l0Kja3q— Sunny Simmons (@SimmonsSunny) March 30, 2021
The YouTube video raked in a lot of views, but it's hard to understand why a beauty blogger would get a trim and call it a "major transformation".
She's taking the opportunity to "grow" as a person, nearly two and half years after the college admissions scandal, she told reporters. PEOPLE reports that she will be one of the celebrity cast members on the upcoming 30th season of the hit competition show. On Monday she made her debut on the show with Val Chmerkovskiy.