Jackson Guthy is an American singer and songwriter. The 23-year-old has been in the news lately for his relationship with YouTuber and beauty vlogger, Olivia Jade Giannulli, whose parents were reportedly involved in elite college admissions bribery scandal. Though they haven’t been quite open about their relationship, they have always been under media scrutiny. Here’s everything you need to know about Guthy.
Comes From Famous Family
Jackson Guthy was born on March 19, 1996, in Los Angeles, California to entrepreneurs, Victoria Jackson and Bill Guthy. Victoria, the former Hollywood make-up artist-turned-entrepreneur, is the founder of Victoria Jackson Cosmetics. Bill is the part owner of Guthy-Renker LLC, a direct marketing organization that he co-founded with Greg Renker in 1988. Bill, whose company is worth around $1.5 billion, has a net worth of $500 million personally.
His elder sister, Ali Guthy, 26, has been suffering from Neuromyelitis Optica, a rare disorder also known as “orphan disorder.” Their parents have founded the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation to fund research and find a cure. Ali is currently in remission.
Musical Passion Evolved at an Early Age
Guthy started playing piano at age four when his older sister lost interest in her piano lessons and he picked them up. He then began writing songs at age the age of seven. He performed his debut single, Loving, in The Ellen DeGeneres Show in April 2011 and released the official video in August same year.
He was the opening act of Big Time Rush’s Better With U North American Tour alongside One Direction in 2012. He also performed his song, Make Up Your Mind, during the tour. He has also traveled with the reggae-pop band, Emblem3 and pop duo, MKTO. In 2014, he went on tour with 5 Seconds of Summer and performed with the British girl group, Little Mix, formed on The X Factor UK.
North of Nine
Randy Jackson took him under his wings and helped him found a rock band. They recruited roommates Rob and Michael, and then, Nolan and Edison.
They come up with the single, We Ride, shortly after the band’s formation and released their first single off their EP titled Can It Be You. It was on March 10, 2015, when they released their debut EP, Alive, executive produced by Randy Jackson and Gavin Brown.
Guthy disappeared from music for a while and updated fans that he is coming back in 2017 through a Facebook post. He came back in 2019 performing the song, Nobody Knows with rapper Jez Dior.
Relationship with Olivia Jade
Guthy has been dating Olivia Jade Giannulli for a few years. As soon as the news of her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s involvement in the massive college admission scandal aka Operation Varsity Blues surfaced, she was hiding out at Guthy’s Malibu pad while her parents were dealing with the aftermath of the scandal.
Now, everything seems to have changed. Though she leaned on her boyfriend in the immediate aftermath of the college scam, now the pair are pulling apart. Multiple sources have reported that they are rarely spending time together. Olivia, 19, being the most high-profile student involved in the college scam is supposedly having a hard time coping. Perhaps, it has taken a toll on Olivia and Guthy’s relationship.
She has recently moved out of her parents’ Bel-Air house to focus on her own life. She wants to distance herself from her parents for both business and mental health reasons. She was spotted buying furniture with Guthy on Saturday (May 5), at Swedish home goods store in Burbank, California. Amid all the struggles, Guthy is said to have been there for Olivia.