If you’re out of the YouTube world or have managed to avoid this week’s messiest wedding, let us catch you up. Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul are YT personalities who got married this past weekend in a ceremony that people have accused of being nothing more than a publicity stunt. This isn’t, in and of itself, the biggest travesty, except that the pair charged people to livestream their nuptials. The royal wedding was free to watch on TV, but these two want $50 a pop? Unsubscribe.
Tana Mongeau is known for her comedy clips and music videos and this summer, she scored her own docu-series with MTV called Tana Turns 21. Mongeau previously dated actress Bella Thorne for two years, with Thorne appearing in the video for Mongeau’s debut single “Hefner.” Then in 2019, Mongeau started dating fellow viral content creator Jake Paul, who gained prominence on the Disney series Bizaarvard and later became one of the first big Vine stars, and the pair announced their engagement on June 24.
Tana and Jake dated for approximately two months before deciding to say “I do” on Sunday in Las Vegas. MTV filmed the couple in the days leading up to the wedding and if you’re up for watching a show that can be best described as a lot, here it is. To summarize, it’s unclear whether Jake and Tana were getting married for realzies or as a social media prank and TBH, they didn’t seem to know whether they were legally getting married or doing it for views. Like we said, it’s a lot.
In the latest episode of Tana Turns 21, which aired this week, Mongeau said the pair’s wedding is “something fun and lighthearted that we are obviously doing for fun and for content.” That’s not sitting well with the 700,000 fans who paid $50 to livestream what they thought was a legitimate wedding. Those livestream fees covered the couple’s $500,000 wedding, which included a private jet, wedding cakes, a mansion for the ceremony, and a replica of Jon Snow’s sword (not kidding). Unfortunately, it didn’t cover professional recording equipment, with Insider reporting that many fans demanded refunds because of the grainy quality of the livestream and audio issues.
Mongeau claims that the clip was taken out of context and is fully aware that while she and Jake have an “unconventional” romance but she loves him.
confessionals for the show A LONG TIME AGO! the “for fun and content” sound bite was from a very long sentence lmao and was a little salty to see it pulled out of context.. i understand though that MTV has their own creative & that these episodes are airing very late, especially
— Tana Paul (@tanamongeau) August 1, 2019
Now it seems as though the pair did not legally wed. InTouch is reporting that Mongeau and Paul did not obtain a marriage licence in Nevada and their friend Arman Izadi, who officiated the wedding, was not legally ordained to do so. While Mongeau is keeping up appearances that the pair are married, even changing her name on Twitter to Tana Paul, fans aren’t buying it.
If @jakepaul & @tanamongeau really did fake their wedding I’m going to be so upset..$500,000 for a fake wedding when people like me who are truly struggling to pay for a $15,000 wedding who are madly in love with their best friend can’t even get close to $12,000 #janawedding
— Brittany (@brittxxmarie) August 1, 2019
I still think the #janawedding and the whole thing is fake and if it’s real then it’s kinda trashy because there is so many people and I believe weddings should be intimate and I’m sure a lot of craziness happened and I feel like it was rushed and disorganized lol
— Adriana 🌹 (@adrianahrz97) July 29, 2019
We didn’t even get to the part about a fight breaking out during their first kiss. Maybe if their wedding isn’t the real deal, it’s not such a bad thing.