What's come out about Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade

Olivia Giannulli is the youngest daughter of Full House TV star Lori Loughlin and Mossimo clothing company founder Mossimo Giannulli. A beauty and lifestyle influencer, she has grown a sizable brand and social media presence under the name Olivia Jade, boasting nearly 2 million YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million Instagram followers to date. Along with beauty and fashion, Olivia is a huge fan of higher learning. (We're kidding.) "I HATE SCHOOL OH MY GODDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD," she tweeted in 2017, while still in high school. "It's so hard to try in school when you don't care about anything you're learning," she added. Miraculously, despite her loathsome view on learning, Olivia was accepted into the University of Southern California and enrolled as a freshman in the fall of 2018.

The miracle, as we've all now learned, was due to her parents' involvement in a massive nationwide college entrance exam scheme that allegedly benefited Olivia and her older sister. So smash that like button and hit subscribe as we find out what's come out about Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade.

Her parents allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes

According to ABC News, in an investigation called "Operation Varsity Blues," Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were among those "charged in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice." The scandal entangled nearly 50 people, including actress Felicity Huffman and several high-powered executives and CEOs who "allegedly paid bribes of up to $6.5 million" to get their children into elite colleges across the country. According to court documents, Loughlin and Giannulli agreed to "pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC."

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud," said Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts (via ABC News). "There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy and, I'll add, there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."

She was on a USC official's yacht when the news broke

According to TMZ, while her mother was traveling to surrender to the authorities, Olivia was on a luxury yacht owned by Chairman of USC's Board of Trustees and billionaire Rick Caruso. His daughter, Gianna, invited Olivia and a group of friends to spend their spring break on the yacht sailing to the Bahamas. The news of the college admissions scandal forced them to cut the trip short.

In a statement to TMZ, Caruso explained that "the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home" once they "became aware of the investigation." The Los Angeles Times reports that the yacht, named Invictus, is 216-feet long and has nine rooms.

Caruso called the charges "disturbing" and referred to USC as a victim in his official statement released by the USC press room. He continued, "There is no option other than zero tolerance for this type of behavior. As a result, USC has fired the alleged wrongdoers." In her last posted YouTube video before the allegations came to light, Olivia modeled an animal print sarong she planned to wear during the trip.

What else did her parents do?

To have their eldest daughter, Isabella Giannulli, recruited as a crew coxswain, Olivia's parents allegedly paid USC Senior Women's Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel, even though Isabella "did not row competitively or otherwise participate in crew," prosecutors alleged (via Page Six)The scheme apparently worked, so this well-connected mom and dad allegedly opted to try the same tactic with younger daughter Olivia Giannulli.

Olivia allegedly posed for an "action picture" on a rowing machine, but a high school guidance counselor reportedly noticed and became "concerned that [the sisters'] applications may have contained misleading information." Heinel allegedly told William Singer, the architect of the scheme, to advise the girls' parents to claim their daughters were "walk-on candidates" and to not engage with the counselor. The girls' parents and Heinel were were reportedly also caught on tape discussing the transaction. 

Court documents also revealed an email from Loughlin, claiming that Olivia was "confused" over how to submit her college applications, which Page Six reported were eventually completed "on [Oliva's] behalf" by "an employee" of Singer. 

She claims her parents made her attend college

"YouTube will always be my #1 passion. I promise I'd way rather be filming 24/7 than sitting in 6 hours of classes straight but an education is also super important to me so thank u for ur patience and letting me figure out time management," Olivia Giannulli tweeted on Feb. 6, 2019. This message would be a sign of things to come.

On March 8, 2019, days before the scandal broke, Olivia admitted on the Zach Sang Show podcast that she's only in college because "my parents really wanted me to go." She did express gratitude for her mom and dad encouraging her to enroll in college but not for the reasons one might think. "It's cool to create [YouTube] content from a whole different side of things," she said. "It's the coolest thing to get DMs from girls who are like, I'm applying to college now! What did you do?” 

She quickly commercialized her college experience

Olivia Jade may not have wanted to attend an institution of higher learning, but being a college student turned out to be a boon for her brand. In September 2018, she uploaded a college dorm tour video filled with Amazon products, which she again plugged in the Teen Vogue profile on her dorm decor. "I was also able to use my Prime Student membership and received all the items in two-days with free shipping," she said. "So the best part was that it was already waiting at my dorm for me when I got there." 

Olivia also posted an Instagram photo of her tricked-out dorm "a few weeks" after she moved in. "Officially a college student!" she captioned the pic. "I got everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to me in just two-days. #ad #primestudent #allonamazon." 

Fun fact: In her dorm tour video, Olivia insists no one sponsored her, but she also says Amazon "is coming to shoot some of my room because they hooked me up with basically everything in my dorm and were super sweet." Okay, then.

She turned her 'brand' into being a college student

It's unclear how much typical college stuff Olivia Jade has participated in, but school was certainly in session for her brand. "For back-to-school season, I've been using a doctor-directed, at-home invisible aligner treatment with @SmileDirectClub. I'm so happy with my results so far! Having a straighter smile definitely makes me feel more confident. Purchase your own at-home impression kit with my 50% off promo code OLIVIASMILES," she wrote on Instagram. (Who knew teeth had a "season," right?) December 2019 was apparently a great month because in the span of one week, she announced the Olivia Jade X Princess Polly collection and her the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection palette. 

At about 3 million views, one of her most popular videos stars her and fellow YouTube personality David Dobrik teaching slang terms to her mom and her mom's Full House co-star, John Stamos. "Can I just say how proud I am of you? You're such a good girl, you have good values, and you project good morals…" Stamos says before the lesson begins.

Her fans called her out

Before classes even started at USC, Olivia Giannulli let her YouTube audience know that Fiji, New York, and traveling for "work" were her top priorities. "I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend," she says in one of her YouTube videos. "But I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying … I don't really care about school, as you guys all know."

Some of her subscribers called her out immediately for being "privileged" and "spoiled" (via Yahoo!). One commenter said Olivia Jade's take on college was "honestly insulting" when "you're probably going to a good school that others would literally kill" to attend. Two days later, Olivia responded with an apology video titled "im sorry." In the clip, she says: "I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically, and it totally came across that I'm not grateful for college. I'm going to a really nice school, and it just kind of made it sound like I don't care … I'm just really disappointed in myself." She went on to say that "people obviously like to attack me because I've grown up a different life," and she feels like she's "walking on eggshells because I'm freaking out about saying something wrong."

Her mom was her inspiration

Olivia Jade says her mom inspired her interest in makeup and beauty products. Attending the PEOPLE Ones To Watch Party in 2017, Olivia said, "I think ever since I was young, my mom had her makeup professionally done for events so I would always watch makeup artists kind of sculpt her face a little bit." Olivia's makeup obsession found its way to social media, where Olivia Jade Beauty began. "I started getting older, I found YouTube, I started looking at makeup tutorials, and the rest is history," she said. "But my page isn't just beauty; it's also lifestyle … I'm just trying to be a relatable teenager."

And if you want to know Lori Loughlin's ultimate beauty tip, Olivia has you covered. "Less is more. She always tells me 'Oh you don't need foundation," Olivia said. "'Let your skin breathe.'" Her famous mom is also reportedly "big on sunscreen."

She lost her Sephora partnership deal

On the same day Lifetime cut ties with her mother, Olivia Jade lost her partnership with the beauty retailer Sephora. "After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," the company told NBC News.

The beauty influencer announced the partnership on her YouTube channel on Dec. 11, 2018, calling it "a dream come true." In the announcement video, Olivia was emotional and visibly shaking while showing her viewers the product for the first time. "I'm just so emotional, and like, so happy," she says. As she reads her name on the box, she says, "I have chills all over my f***ing arms." 

The Olivia Jade x Sephora Collection Bronze & Illuminate Palette is no longer available on Sephora's website, and TMZ reported that the social media star's page with clothing brand Princess Polly is also no longer active at the time of this writing.

Did she drop out?

Sources told TMZ that Olivia Jade and her sister Isabella "will not be returning" to USC over fears that they would be "viciously bullied." The sources also allege that Olivia and Isabella "had their sights set on Arizona State University University," because they were more interested in partying than receiving an education.

The tab also claims that Olivia is "a mess" and feels "like it's the end of the world" as a result of the scandal, and that she and her sister will "lay low" for now. This decision reportedly comes with the "full support of their parents."

The sisters would have possibly found themselves dismissed from the university anyway. Although NBC News reported that, as of March 14, 2019, Olivia and Isabella were "still enrolled at USC," the university also said "a case-by-case review will be conducted for students who are already enrolled" and connected with the scheme. "We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews have been completed," a USC spokesman told the outlet. "Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process."

A TV game show was allegedly rigged in her favor

The Daily Mail reports that a 2016 episode of Tap That Awesome App was allegedly "rigged" to let Olivia Jade win. According to the report, fellow YouTube influencer Marissa Rachel won the game in front of a live audience, but "studio execs" allegedly "stepped in and ordered producers to re-shoot the final few questions."

A source close to the production spilled how it all went down. "They competed in the first round and Marissa Rachel won," the source said. "She answered the most questions right and was declared the winner in front of a live studio audience of about 25 people as well as dozens of other crew members. The host announced her as the winner and everyone applauded and cheered. But right after Marissa was declared the winner, two studio executives suddenly came on set and stopped the shoot and said, 'we have to film it again with Olivia as the winner.' Everyone was confused. Marissa Rachel said: 'But I already won.'" The only explanation given by the execs was a vague "mistake with the scoring" that supposedly meant "[Olivia Jade] was the genuine winner."

For her part, Marissa Rachel still isn't happy about what transpired. "I have nothing against Olivia, I've met her on several occasions and she's perfectly nice. But what happened just didn't seem right to me," Rachel told the outlet. "I definitely won by a significant amount."

Her dad 'faked his way' through college

Days before her parents were arrested for their part in the alleged college admissions cheating scam, Olivia Jade appeared on the Zach Sang Show podcast and said her father, Mossimo Giannulli, "faked his way" through college. "He, like, built his whole entire brand and he wasn't actually, like, ever — I don't know if I'm supposed to say this (Sorry, dad.) — but, he wasn't ever, like, enrolled in college. But he, like, faked his way through it, and then he started his whole business with tuition money that his parents thought was going to college."

Comic Tom Arnold shared a story about Olivia's parents on Twitter which, if true, sounds a bit like hypocrisy. "Couple wks (sic) ago I got into it with for 10th time with #CollegeCheatingScandal DAD at big party cause his sloppy a** was rambling on again about Trump & people carrying their own weight & his own conservative politics being 'right of Attila the Hun.' He embarrassed Scandal Mom again," he tweeted.

An anonymous source confirmed to Page Six that this alleged incident happened, telling the tab, "Mossimo was talking about how he agrees with Trump, and that people need to carry their own weight. He was saying there's a lot of 'takers' out there and entitled people." We're pretty sure that whole "entitled" argument goes out the window, when you pay $500,000 in bribes for your child to attend college, no?