Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin, is reportedly moving out of her family’s mansion to “focus on her own life.”
The family is one of dozens embroiled in the nationwide college admissions scandal after Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to get Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Giannulli, 20, into the University of Southern California by having them designated as athletic recruits despite a lack of competitive experience.
Olivia Jade went to the family’s house in Bel Air, California, and removed all her clothing and personal items this week, a source told E! News.
“She wants more privacy,” the source said.
The YouTube star hadn’t been staying at the house for months, since the scandal broke in early March. Some of her belongings were already out of the house.
“Everything that’s going on with her parents is very stressful for her and she needs some space. She’s doesn’t feel that it’s healthy for her to live with her parents right now,” the source said.
A source told People magazine that the house is under intense scrutiny because of the ongoing admissions case.
“Olivia is doing well. What’s going on with her parents is still upsetting to her, but she is also trying to focus on her own life as well,” the source said. “Her parents still face a lot of media attention. There is paparazzi [sic] at the family house every day. It’s very stressful for everyone. Olivia has decided to move out for now. She doesn’t want to be followed when she leaves her home.”
After Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were indicted on March 12, Olivia Jade stopped posting on social media. She has over one million followers on YouTube and numerous others across other social media platforms. But she’s not going to stay away for good.
“She wants to focus on rebuilding her business,” the source said. “She spends time with friends and other vloggers that inspire her.”
Thirty-three parents were charged by federal authorities in the college bribery case. Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Actress Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents agreed to plead guilty in early April. “My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life,” Huffman said in a statement.
The first guilty pleas were officially entered on May 1. Bruce and Davina Isackson admitted to paying William “Rick” Singer, head of a nonprofit called The Edge College & Career Network, also known as The Key Worldwide. According to prosecutors, the Isacksons agreed to pay Singer an amount that ultimately totaled $600,000 in exchange for getting their daughters into elite colleges as athletic recruits.
Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, prosecutors said, paid $500,000 to Singer to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits. Singer created falsified profiles for both girls with the help of an associate and got them into the college.
Singer pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges on March 12. Prosecutors said he cooperated with law enforcement for months and some phone calls he made to parents were recorded and submitted as part of the evidence against the parents.
Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiracy. Because they didn’t agree to plead guilty, they were hit with a money laundering charge. They each now face up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $750,000—or more, depending on the circumstances—if convicted.