Olivia Jade's Super Awesome Gap Year

Not everyone is going back to school this fall. Take influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli, for instance. 

The YouTuber and Instagram mogul has admittedly been having a tough time of it; earlier this year her mother, Fuller House star Lori Loughlin, was arrested on charges of fraud after it came to light she had paid $500,000 in bribes to have her two daughters facilitated admission to the University of Southern California. It was due to this scandal she stopped attending classes in April, leaving her with only a GED and a net worth of $1 million. 

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So, how has Olivia spent her gap year thus far? 

Social Media Cleanse     

Despite her career being centered around her YouTube and Instagram presence, Giannulli took a four-month hiatus from social media following her mom’s arrest, ridding herself of all that is worldly to go on a spiritual journey in the comfort of her family’s Bel-Air mansion. Experts say this will benefit her greatly: “The reduction of screen time will aide her body in producing melatonin,” says a researcher with the National Sleep Foundation. “This will help her to sleep better, which she might’ve had trouble with knowing she took the spot of a deserving USC applicant.” 

Law Practice 

A gap year can be a great learning experience for anyone, including Giannulli. Rather than learning within the lecture halls of USC, Olivia has found herself a new classroom in court, defending her mother on the stand. “[Olivia] is doing whatever she can to ensure Lori is stuck doing her own laundry for as little time as possible,” says a source close to the family. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement had no comment. 


In a move praised by her influencer friends as being “iconic,” Giannulli has taken to social media to bravely remind the world that she’s a victim. On August 11th, she posted a photo to Instagram in which she is snarkily flipping the bird, and captioned it with a list of all the news outlets which have reported on her family amid the scandal. Her lawyers allegedly begged her not to post the controversial picture, fearing it would be used against her in court. But she knew better than that. “If there’s one thing I know about the law,” she is quoted as saying, “it’s that I am above it.” 


Though based on real people and events, this article is purely satirical.