Olivia Jade Giannulli is an American YouTube star born on September 28, 1999, to actress Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli. The American YouTuber began her social media career in 2019 on youtube and Instagram. Here is her biography.
Full name: Olivia Jade Giannulli
Date of Birth: September 28, 1999
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Occupation: Social media influencer
Parents: Mossimo Giannulli (father)
Lori Loughlin (mother)
Sibling: Isabella Rose Giannulli
Olivia Jade Giannulli is the daughter of American actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Born in Los Angeles, Olivia Jade grew up with her incredible mother, father and siblings. Her older sister is Isabella Rose Giannulli. Rose Giannulli is a young actress and social media personality. She is popularly known for the role she played in Christmas movies’ Every Christmas Has a Story, Alone Together and Everyday Christmas “. She also has a brother named Gianni Giannulli. Gianni is Olivia’s half-brother from her dad’s side.
In 2017, Olivia Jade faced a backlash when she crashed her car while singing along to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”. She filmed herself with her mobile phone, sparking expressions of concern about her driving habits among her social media followers. Olivia Jade rose to fame as a YouTuber in march 2019 while attending Marymount High School in Los Angeles.
Mossimo’s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, attended the John Tomas Dye School Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Then she later attended the Marlborough School until she transferred after 9th grade. She also attended Marymount high school in Los Angeles and graduated in 2018.
After her high school education Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, enrolled at the University of Southern California. As of October 2019, both the sisters are no longer enrolled due to a college admissions scandal in March. She withdrew from the college due to fear of bullying.
The College Admissions Scandal
In March 2019, Lori’s daughter, Olivia Jade, faced another backlash after her parents were arrested for a college admissions scandal. It was alleged that her dad, Mossimo Giannulli and her mom, Lori Loughlin, paid a bribe of $500,000 to a coach at USC to designate their daughters as athletic candidates for the team, facilitating their admission to the university.
In 2018, according to a charge by the United States Government, Olivia Jade Giannulli posed for a picture on an ergometer rowing machine. The picture was later submitted as part of her application to be a competitive rower. Olivia Jade was not and had no interest in becoming a competitive rower.
In the federal criminal complaint against her father and mom, Miss Giannulli was confused about completing the school application form and had someone fill it out on her behalf. Before starting classes at USC, Olivia prompted criticism on social media when she posted a statement on her YouTube channel. Referring to her upcoming attendance at USC, she said that she wants the experience of game days, partying and doesn’t care about school.
According to Newsweek, Before her, Lori Loughlin and her husband were arrested, their daughter Olivia Jade had been actively advising applying to university to her followers on her page. When the news of the college bribery scandal broke, Olivia Jade was in the Bahamas with Gianna on Rick Caruso’s $100 million yacht. Olivia is friends with Caruso’s daughter Gianna, and Caruso is the chairman of the USC Board of Trustees.
Giannulli’s mom and dad pleaded guilty to fraud charges and were sentenced to federal prison. They both served a five-month sentence in federal prison for paying $500,000 to get their daughters admitted to the USC as crew recruits, even though neither girl participated in the sport. In addition, her mom was also to pay a fine of $150,000 and two years supervised discharge with 100 hours of community service. While her father, on the other hand, was to pay a fine of $250,000 and two years supervised release with 250 hours of community service. Lori spent two months in prison and was released in December 2020.
Is Olivia Still a Student at USC?
Although Olivia and Bella were still enrolled at the college after their mom and dad were arrested. Sources confirmed that they have physically withdrawn due to fears of being viciously bullied.
In October 2019, the USC verified that both Jade and her sister Isabella were no longer enrolled. Lori’s daughter stays at her boyfriend Jackson Guthy’s home in Malibu while her parents serve their prison time.
While in high school, Olivia started a lifestyle YouTube channel and an Instagram page. She amassed followers on each account and has over a million followers. Also, In 2019 she opened a TikTok account and has accumulated over 200k followers and over 3.9M likes. As of April 2019, her followers have increased to nearly 2 million. They were monetised through commercial endorsements and advertisements for Amazon, Sephora, and other companies.
Giannulli’s daughter became a successful influencer after launching her channel in August 2014, signing deals with Amazon, Sephora, TreSemmé and Princess Polly. In 2016, Olivia Giannulli appeared in the 2016 episode of Tap that Awesome App, competing for a US$5,000 prize for charity.
In 2018, she tried to trademark Olivia Jade Beauty and Olivia Jade, but her application was first denied by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office due to poor punctuation. Her trademark application was later approved in April 2019. In September 2021, Olivia Giannulli was announced as one of the celebrities competing in season 30 of Dancing with the Stars.
But on March 14, 2019, two days after the bribery scandal, her make-up partnership with Sephora was halted. Sephora distanced itself from Olivia Jade after announcing ending its makeup partnership with Olivia. Shortly after Sephora ended her partnership with Olivia, TRESemmé also dropped her as a sales partner.
Olivia’s career was in the mud due to the scandal. She was subjected to public shaming and ridicule. Her Instagram account was bombarded with critical comments from her followers that she had to disable the comment features on her Instagram account. On December 2, 2019, Olivia Jade broke her silence on the bribery scandal in a video posted on her account.
What is Lori’s Daughter Doing Currently?
She now posts videos on her Youtube channel. Recently, she posted a TikTok video of her and her mother dancing. After competing on DWTS, Lori’s daughter previously told Page Six that there was a chance her mom could appear on a future season of DWTS.
The young star was spotted with Kaia Gerber ex Jacob Elordi. They were rumoured to have started dating after Elordi broke up with his ex Kaia Gerber. She had a coffee date with Jacob Elordi after turning her college scandal into a publicity triumph on Dancing with the Stars.