Olivia Jade Giannulli is one of the most recognizable names to be linked to the college bribery scandal. The daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli has been reportedly upset with her parents after news of the scandal broke and the influencer began losing lucrative endorsement deals.
Now a source has told PEOPLE that the YouTuber has moved out of her parents home in hopes of having a bit more privacy amidst the scandal. “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 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.”
While Loughlin has seen her own career impacted by the news of the scandal, in which the actress and her husband are being accused of paying $500,000 to William "Rick" Singer to secure admission for both their daughters to the University of Southern California, Olivia Jade's once-promising career as an influencer and YouTuber has also been affected. The 19-year-old has lost sponsorship deals with HP, Sephora, and Estée Lauder Companies as a result of the scandal.
The source told PEOPLE that Olivia is trying hard to rebuild her personal brand while relying on friends and her boyfriend for moral support. She was recently spotted at an IKEA store in Burbank doing some shopping with many speculating that she is busy furnishing her new digs, although her rep had no comment about her reported move when approached by PEOPLE.
Both Loughlin and husband Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them in the bribery scandal. If convicted, the charges carry a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. A source close to the couple maintains they weren't aware that what they were doing was illegal.
“You read the complaint and they look like criminal masterminds,” a source told PEOPLE. “But they really didn’t know the legalities of what was going on. They’re not lawyers and they’re not experts. They were parents who simply wanted to make sure that their daughters got into a good school.”