Who is Olivia Jade Giannulli dating? A look at her net worth and her family's role in 2019 college bribery scam
The star kid has dated two guys starting from 2016. She was dropped from some lucrative partnerships with Sephora and TRESemmé after the scam broke
YouTuber Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, came on Jada Pinkett Smith’s show ‘Red Table Talk’ on Tuesday, December 8, where she discussed her family’s involvement in the 2019 college admissions scandal.
We reported earlier that Olivia Jade had a no holds barred conversation with Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Banfield Norris where she broke her silence on the scandal for the first time since Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli arrests on March 12, 2019."It's been hard. I think for anybody, no matter what the situation is, you don't want to see your parents go to prison. But also I think it's necessary for us to move on and to move forward.” She added that "there is no justifying" her parents' actions."What happened was wrong. I think every single person in my family can be like, 'That was messed up. That was a big mistake,'" she said.
The 21-year-old’s parents are presently serving their prison sentences after pleading guilty in May in a college admissions scam. The offense saw Giannulli and Loughlin paying $500,000 in bribes to get both Olivia Jade and their eldest daughter, 22-year-old Bella, admitted to the University of Southern California.
Now that Olivia Jade has mentioned the college scandal, here’s a look at her profile, her whopping net worth, and the infamous scam that roped in her parents.
Who is Olivia Jade Giannulli dating?
Olivia Jade is a social media star. Born in September 1999, the star kid who goes by the popular name of "OJ" has amassed more than 2 million followers across her social accounts that mainly include Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.
Coming to her personal life, Olivia dated another social media influencer Tyler Greenwald for two years starting 2016. Tyler also appeared in some of Olivia’s vlogs. However, the couple broke up in 2018 citing long distance as the reason for the split. She addressed their break up in a personal Q&A video as reported by publication College Candy.
“I feel like everyone wants to hear like some juicy answer behind this and it’s nothing except the fact that we were in two different places at different times,” Olivia reportedly said in her vlog. “I still have the most love for him in the world. That’s probably what makes it harder, like the whole breakup, but he goes to college in a different state so it just wasn’t working since I’m in LA and then he was in a different state. So basically just long-distance got the best of us.” Live Ramp up reported that Olivia lived in Los Angeles while Tyler had to shift to a different state to attend college after high school.
As per College Candy, Olivia is currently dating Jackson Guthy. The couple has been dating since 2019 and Guthy has also featured in some of Olivia’s vlogs. However, they haven’t made it Instagram official as per reports. Jackson is a singer-songwriter. He has performed on hit shows like 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and opened for Big Time Rush’s 'Better with U' tour alongside pop band One Direction. He’s reportedly the founder of the band North of Nine but they haven’t released music since 2015.
Olivia Jade Giannulli’s net worth
Olivia Jade Giannulli who has been a social media star graduated from Marymount High School in Los Angeles, California. She was enrolled at the University of Southern California, however, after the scam of 2019, she and her sister Isabella are no longer enrolled at USC.
The scam also took away some lucrative partnerships from Olivia with companies like Sephora and TRESemmé. As per the celebrity net worth website, Olivia “did not attend many classes and was not very interested in education. She told followers on YouTube she was mainly attending to have the college experience of going to parties and football games. She subsequently dropped out of USC.” Her net worth stands at $1million as per the same website.
The 2019 college admissions bribery scandal
Olivia's parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were found guilty of a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal in 2019. We reported earlier that the scandal was dubbed as the code name Operation Varsity Blues, the investigation and related charges were made public on March 12, 2019, by United States federal prosecutors. "Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston," a statement from the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts read at the time.
The scam had 53 people charged, including actress Felicity Huffman and at least 33 parents accused of paying more than $25M between 2011 and 2018 to William Rick Singer, who organized the scheme and used the money raised to bribe college officials and raise exam test scores. The couple was accused of paying a hefty sum of money as a bribe, which was disguised as a donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation, to get their daughters onto the USC crew team. This got them a college admission, although their daughters had absolutely no affiliation with the sport, nor would they participate in the team
The high profile personalities initially pleaded not guilty to all charges leveled against them, maintaining that their payments were donations to the school and not bribes, but finally pleaded guilty. Loughlin was fired from all of her ongoing and future projects at Hallmark Channel and was also dropped from Netflix's 'Fuller House'. Likewise, Target issued a statement saying they were ceasing all relations with Giannulli's line 'Mossimo'.
It was only in mid-2020 that the couple shocked America after pleading guilty to charges. As per the Fox News report, the ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress served 11 days of a planned two-week sentence. Loughlin "pleaded guilty to one count of felony conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud" and her husband pleaded “guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud".
The charges led the actress to serve two months in prison on August 21, 2020, for her involvement in the infamous college admissions scandal. She was fined $150,000 along with two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Meanwhile, the fashion mogul, Mossimo was sentenced to five months in prison, and fined $250,000 with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.
While Loughlin started her two-month prison sentence on October 30 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, Giannulli began his five-month prison sentence on November 19 at USP Lompoc in Santa Barbara, California. Olivia Jade recently said she hasn't spoken to either of her parents since they began serving their prison sentences, ET reported.