Olivia Jade Giannulli is going through a rough time with her parents in the wake of the college admissions scandal, but she still has a source of comfort amid the drama. A source recently told Hollywood Life that the young YouTube star, 19, has been leaning on her boyfriend, 23-year-old Jackson Guthy, as parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli face repercussions for their involvement in a widespread college bribery scheme. Olivia has been the victim of online harassment since the scandal came to light and is reportedly finding out who her real friends are.
"Olivia has been crying on her boyfriend's shoulder daily and is so grateful for his love and support during this crazy time for her," the source said. "She doesn't know what she would do without him and this scandal has brought them closer together."
The University of Southern California student has been keeping a low profile in recent weeks, having only stepped out last week for a car ride with her sister, Isabella, 20. She is reportedly staying home and taking a break from social media and schooling while the scandal, called Operation Varsity Blues, continues to be investigated. In the mean time, sources close to the teen say she is not talking to her parents.
"She only feels safe with her boyfriend after being burned by her parents and this embarrassing scandal," HL's source continued. "She has been comforted by her man and is hiding out at his place, the only place she feels secure and comfortable lately."