YouTuber Jake Paul is engaged to fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau as of Monday.
Paul had a meteoric rise to fame as a young YouTube star, but the success of his brand precipitously dropped off in 2018 after he posted a video of a dead body of a person who had presumably committed suicide in Japan’s Aokigahara, commonly known as the ‘suicide forest.’
The backlash to the video was swift and fierce. Even YouTube condemned the video, stating, “We expect more of the creators who build their community on YouTube, as we’re sure you do too. The channel violated our community guidelines, we acted accordingly, and we are looking at further consequences.” YouTube went on to say that, “Suicide is not a joke, nor should it ever be a driving force for views.”
Mongeau’s latest controversy was her creation of “TanaCon,” an alternative to VidCon created to allow fans to boycott VidCon because they would not give her the credentials of a “Featured Creator.” The event failed fantastically, sparking comparisons with Fyre Fest, the fake music festival that inspired two major documentaries. Mongeau has also signed on to do a reality television show on MTV.
The controversy does not end there, though. Due to the nature of YouTube stardom, Paul’s and Mongeau’s exes are a large source of contention for fans, some of whom feel that there were better partners for Paul or Mongeau in the past. Mongeau’s ex-girlfriend Bella Thorne posted a video of herself crying on Instagram with the caption, “when ur ex gets engaged.”
Bella Thorne has sparked controversy of her own recently when she released a collection of nude photos in the interest of deterring a hacker who was threatening her with the same.
So, all things considered, the Paul household should be a pretty interesting one. Here’s what some folks on Twitter thought about the news.
i feel like tana mongeau & jake paul’s relationship is gonna be this half-real-half-a-joke thing until they’re literally 50 years old & have 2 kids in college & they’re FaceTiming each other from opposite ends of the mansion & that’s when they realize it was real the whole time— valerie // blm ミ☆ (@valsmoonlight) June 24, 2019
I feel so unbelievably sorry for Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau's future kid— CircleToonsHD (@CircleToonsHD) June 25, 2019
It's not your fault
It's not your fault both your parents are moronic 12 year olds that thrive on being pieces of shit on the internet in front of millions of children
It's not your fault
u know what I can’t be anything but happy for jake paul and tana mongeau because bizarrely they truly deserve each other— ellie schnitt (@holy_schnitt) June 24, 2019
*After 2 week*— Kai: itto lover (@juminscumjar) June 24, 2019
Tana’s next video: HE CHEATED ON ME AND THEN BROKE UP WITH ME “we got a divorce” (ft. Jake paul) pic.twitter.com/doZBgrAMoS
So there you have it. Two young and famous kids getting married. Are they doing it for the drama, or could this be a genuine love connection? Let us know in the comments below!