She doesn’t seem too concerned. Olivia Jade Giannulli was spotted out in public just days before her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli rejected a plea deal for their alleged involvement in the college admissions scandal, Us Weekly reported on April 10. An insider told the outlet the 19-year-old social media star was seen partying with friends in Los Angeles.
Olivia and her friends were “laughing and stayed out late,” the source told Us. They added, “Olivia is focusing all her time on hanging with her friends, a lot of whom are social media influencers and internet stars, and she’s been filming some content with them. She’s trying to live her life normally again.” But can everything really go back to normal after the scandal?
The YouTube star apparently isn’t living at home but with her boyfriend, Jackson Guthy, in Malibu, Us Weekly reported on March 28. Previously, a source told the outlet, “She’s not talking to her parents right now … Olivia hasn’t been out with friends. She is completely in hiding right now. Olivia is posting private Stories on her Instagram, using the only-close-friends option, to share her days on social media with her close circle.” It sounds like she’s decided it’s time to hang with her buddies again.
An insider also told the outlet in March that Olivia is “very upset” with her parents, who are facing charges of “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.” On Tuesday, April 9, Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, were hit with new money laundering charges for their alleged involvement in the college admissions scam as well.
According to documents obtained by In Touch, Olivia’s parents were charged — along with other parents involved in the college admissions scandal — “in a second superseding indictment with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering in connection with a scheme to use bribery to cheat on college entrance exams and to facilitate their children’s admission to selective colleges and universities as purported athletic recruits.”
As much as Olivia might be trying to get back to living her life as she did before news of the scandal broke, it might not be so easy. Her mom could be facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison, 3 years probation and a $250,000 fine in a worst-case scenario. We can see why she might want to go out partying with friends to avoid the reality of the situation.