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Olivia Jade Giannulli & Jackson Guthy Split, Plus: The Latest on Lori Loughlin

Nearly two months after Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were indicted for their alleged involvement in the college cheating scandal, their daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli is facing some heartbreak.

Olivia, 19, and boyfriend Jackson Guthy, 23, have called it quits. A source told People magazine, “Jackson and Olivia were hanging out for several months but decided to just be friends.”

According to Us Weekly, the two had "been cooling off for a couple months.” Another insider shared, “They aren’t together anymore, but are still very cordial and really do remain friends.”

Last week, it was reported that Olivia and Jackson “haven’t been spending as much time together,” but he was “trying to be there for her.”

A source explained, “Jackson has been there for Olivia. Whether it be the occasional coffee run or just being physically near her, he’s trying to be supportive. It hasn’t always been easy, given the crazy amount of spotlight on them right now.”

Olivia is going through some changes in her life, recently moving out of the family home in Bel-Air to escape the media frenzy surrounding her parents' scandal and “is excited to be moving into her own apartment.” An insider revealed to People, “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.”

Despite losing her endorsement deals with Sephora and Princess Polly, the 19-year-old is “doing well” under the given circumstances. An insider added, “She’s leaning on and hanging out with close friends at the moment.”

Over the weekend, Olivia was seen having lunch with a few friends at Fred Segal in West Hollywood. She attempted to keep a low profile during the outing by wearing a beanie.

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Earlier this month, Lori and Mossimo pleaded not guilty in the college cheating case. The couple did not appear in court, but entered not guilty pleas in court papers obtained by “Extra.” The docs noted that they also waived their right to appear in court in an arraignment.

Lori and Mossimo were among 16 parents who have been charged — in a second, superseding indictment — with one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. If found guilty, the couple could face a maximum of 40 years in prison, 20 years for each charge.

According to court documents, Loughlin and Giannulli "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC."

Even with what they are up against, Lori is reportedly confident that she won’t face any time behind bars. A source close to the actress told People magazine, “The more that [the attorneys] look at the alleged evidence against them, the better they feel about the case. Everyone is feeling more and more confident that this could end well for them… she feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, that she won’t be found guilty.”

The insider went on, “Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court. She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened.”

A trial date has not been scheduled.

Lori’s Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart” returned for its season premiere on Sunday, but she was nowhere to be seen in it. The show recently ended their relationship with her after news broke about the scandal. In a statement, Crown Media, which owns Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, said, "We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations. We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including 'Garage Sale Mysteries,' an independent third party production."