YouTube's version of a royal wedding took place this year between Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau, who together have more than 25 million subscribers to their channels.
Paul, 22, is one-half of the Paul brothers, two of the most recognizable and controversial YouTube stars. Jake Paul garnered online fame before even graduating high school, and found early notoriety as a star on Disney Channel. Advertisement
Since then, Paul has gained millions of followers across social media who watch his outlandish pranks and vlogs featuring his squad of creators, called Team 10, who live together in a Los Angeles mansion. Forbes estimated in 2017 that he was worth $11.5 million. However, his career has also been marked by a string of controversies.
Here's everything you need to know about YouTube star Jake Paul:
Jake Paul was born on January 17, 1997, and grew up in a suburb of Cleveland with his parents and older brother (and fellow YouTuber), Logan.
The two brothers started making videos as children after their father gave them a video camera one year for Christmas.
As a sophomore in high school, Jake Paul joined the wrestling team. He got "really serious" about it, and video making with his brother took a back seat.
However, that changed when the video-sharing app Vine came out in 2012.
"We didn't care what people thought. We were the loud brothers from Cleveland, kind of crazy, and that made us relatable," Paul said in a 2016 interview. "We were in the right place at the right time, and we were making more money than our parents before we knew it."
When it came time for his senior year of high school, the younger Paul brother decided to finish his diploma online and move to Los Angeles with his older brother.
Paul's first film role came thanks to YouTube: He was cast in "Dance Camp," a movie the platform debuted on its paid streaming subscription service, YouTube Red.
Paul entered the mainstream when he was cast in 2015 as the main character in a Disney Channel show called "Bizaardvark."
As his acting career took off, Paul formed Team 10, a group of social media influencers that he essentially took under his wing to make content with and groom into even bigger stars.
Alongside acting, Paul continued to create content on YouTube, where his channel now has nearly 20 million subscribers.
One of his earliest attention-grabbing stunts took place when he was invited to the White House in January 2017 for a social media event, along with other online stars.
That same month, on his 20th birthday, Paul officially unveiled TeamDom, a creative talent agency aimed at helping influencers grow their audience and secure brand deals.
It didn't take long before Team 10 started to get more attention — but not the positive kind.
In July 2017, neighbors living around the Team 10 house complained that Paul had turned their quiet community into a "living hell" and "war zone," and that it was frequently invaded by screaming teenage fans because Paul publicized his address online.
Neighbors were debating whether to file a class-action public nuisance lawsuit against him, but Paul and Team 10 had moved out of the neighborhood and into a new home in Calabasas by October 2017 (pictured below).
Paul felt the fallout from the incident with the Team 10 house and its neighbors. Disney announced that Paul would not return to his role on "Bizaardvark" for the second season.
Beyond Team 10, Paul has also ventured into music and has released a flurry of songs over the years. One the music videos for his song called "It's Everyday Bro" is the third-most-disliked video on YouTube, with over 4.4 million thumbs downvotes.
Paul's music has also been a source of controversy.
Around this time, Paul started dating YouTuber and model Erika Costell.
Team 10 is still around today, but with a whole new set of members.
Paul has also drawn negative attention in 2019 for actions both on and off of YouTube.
Most recently, fans have followed Paul along his wild ride of a relationship with fellow YouTuber, Tana Mongeau.
The following month, Paul proposed to Mongeau on her 21st birthday. He also bought her a car worth more than $120,000 to celebrate.
Paul and Mongeau got married in July in a Las Vegas wedding that reportedly cost $500,000.
It's since come out that Paul and Mongeau's marriage isn't legally binding on paper, but they insist that the love between them.