We've heard a lot about Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli's daughter Olivia Jade since the couple was charged in connection with the college bribery scandal case and how the scandal has affected their daughter personally and professionally. The couple's eldest daughter, Isabella, has largely escaped much of the public scrutiny, and it looks like she's eager to continue to remain as private as possible throughout the impending court case. It's been reported that the 20-year-old has officially deleted her Instagram account after her parents' not guilty plea.
According to The New York Times, the removal of her social media page came just two days after some students of the parents charged in the scandal reportedly received "target letters" informing them that they, too could be investigated in the criminal case. While it was initially reported that both Isabella and her sister, Olivia Jade, were looking to withdraw from the University of Southern California, the school issued a statement claiming each student's case would be looked individually.
“USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme,” the college said in the statement. “This prevents the students from registering for classes (until they have agreed to participate in the review of their case), withdrawing from the university, or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review.”
Olivia Jade, who boasted a popular YouTube channel with 1.9 million subscribers and 1.4 million followers on Instagram still has her account, although she hasn't posted anything since the end of February. Her last YouTube video was posted over a month ago as well. CNN reports that the scandal if affecting the teen professionally, with Sephora ending their makeup partnership as well as Hewlett Packard. Giannulli has deleted video ads on her social accounts featuring her mother.
The entire family has yet to make a public statement about the scandal and subsequent court case, and a source told CNN that Olivia is laying low because of the hate she's been receiving online.
"Her best friends are doing everything they can, but she doesn't even want to see anyone right now," a source told the news agency. "Olivia has been staying off social media because she's gotten so much hate."
A source told Entertainment Tonight that while Olivia Jade seemed to want to focus more on her own promising career as an influencer and YouTuber, Bella was more interested in her education stating the 20-year-old "was far more invested in college and would loved to have completed USC." Olivia, meanwhile, is "so embarrassed she doesn't even want to go out."
The source says the sisters have a good group of friends supporting them as they receive a lot of backlash over the scandal. "Bella and Olivia have a very tightknit group of friends who have been there to support them," the source says. They also hint at a possible reason as to why Bella decided to give up her Instagram account. "They've needed that support because they're being attacked at every turn."