A YouTube star says that her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, once warned her that “you only get one reputation.”
Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, posted the video, titled “sorry mom&dad” on YouTube in 2018.
“I did some really shady [expletive] when I was younger, I don’t know how I didn’t get caught for it. I’m lucky I’m alive and breathing,” Olivia Jade says in the video.
“Really their only thing for me was about safety. Don’t Uber by yourself, be classy, you only get one reputation. Yeah, glad I listened to them,” she added, laughing.
The footage was recorded and posted online a few months before the teen entered the University of Southern California.
“‘I’m really sorry mom and dad, I know you could still potentially kick me out of the house even though I’m moving out in a few months anyway,” Olivia Jade said. “But love you, sorry that I did this, and I’m sorry you’re probably watching this and finding out right now.”
The teen said that Loughlin and Giannulli were usually “pretty cool” about her going out to spend time with friends and that she “didn’t really have a curfew.”
However, her father once tried to block her when she was 16 from traveling to Santa Barbara to meet the family of her first serious boyfriend. One weekend when her parents were out of town, she claimed that she was invited to a sleepover at the house of a new friend. She then took a taxi from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, where she spent the weekend.
“Parents were you okay? Did you not care about me? Just kidding!” she said. She also told her followers about another time where she and a friend left a party to hang out with their boyfriends in the middle of the night, telling her parents that she was sleeping at another friend’s house.
“I knew my parents would literally never let me go to a whole different part of town just to see a boy. It would’ve never gone down smoothly,” she said. “I was such a good kid, I never lied, I never did anything bad. So they didn’t have a reason not to believe me.”
Overall, Olivia Jade assured viewers that her parents did watch out for her, saying: “I promise I’ve been in trouble plenty of times.”
She added: “Those were from over two years ago, I don’t really have a reason to do that anymore. I probably wouldn’t do that anymore because it’s [expletive] stupid.”
The video resurfaced as Loughlin and Giannulli appeared in a federal courtroom in Boston to face a judge for indictments in a nationwide college bribery scheme.
The California couple is accused of paying $500,000 to fixer William “Rick” Singer, who operated a nonprofit. Singer, who pleaded guilty to racketeering and other crimes on March 12, took money from parents and funneled some to administrators at schools to have children designated as athletic recruits to get them into elite universities.
Olivia Jade and her sister Isabella “Bella” Giannulli, 20, both got into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.
Olivia Jade said in another video that she “didn’t care about school.”
“I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend but I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying… I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know,” she said.
A follower commented on the video, calling Olivia Jade’s views disappointing. She later made an apology video, saying: “I said something super ignorant and stupid. It totally came across that I’m not grateful for college, I’m going to a really nice school and it made it seem like I don’t care.”