Two of YouTubes most controversial vloggers appear to have become a romantic couple. Jake Paul released a video Tuesday in which he declaredwell, sort of declaredthat he and Tana Mongeauwere in a relationship.
Though Paul kept referring to Mongeau as a good friendbasically winking at the audience for the entirety of his vlogit appears the two are more than that. Or maybe theyre not. After all, YouTube relationships and breakups are faked all the time for pageviews and notoriety.
But if this is fake, its a coordinated attack, because Mongeau also released a video Tuesday that was shot at Pauls Team 10 house. Mongeau, who recently declared that she and her boyfriend, Brad Sousa, had broken up after he apparently cheated on her, called Paul her rebound and referred to them as having a clout relationship.
Heres the video from Paul, who has more than 18 million YouTube subscribers.
And heres the content from Mongeau (4 million subscribers).
The two are some of the most controversial YouTubers on the platform. Shane Dawson devoted an eight-part documentary series to determine whether , and Pauls ex-girlfriend, Alissa Violet, accused him of during their relationship.
Paul later went on to have a long relationship with Erika Costell before last November (though he continued to use thefor months afterward).
Mongeau was also the subject of a Dawson documentary after her video convention, dubbed TanaCon, last summer. (Paul repeatedly made fun of her for that during his video.) Mongeau also faced controversy last year when she was accused of wearing a Halloween costume that.
The Paul-Mongeau relationship first came to light when Mongeau posted a selfie of herself lying in bed. Internet sleuths determined it was Pauls bed based on what the headboard looked like, and suddenly, their secretwhether it was supposed to be a secretwas exposed.
Thats assuming the relationship is even real in the first place. But if it is real, both seem to realize already that this is pre-manufactured relationship potentially designed to expose themselves to the others fanbase for even more social media clout. Chances are, though, that at some point in the future, well have to watch two more breakup videos on YouTube.