Two YouTubers are refuting claims their marriage is a sham, despite banking millions from the pay-per-view streamed ceremony and having only dated for two months prior.
Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau tied the knot in Las Vegas last weekend in an extravagant ceremony believed to have cost around $AU750,000.
With both Paul and Mongeau being social media influencers and having only known each other for a couple of months, there has naturally been a level of scepticism around the legitimacy of the marriage.
Especially after Mongeau admitted the marriage was “for content” on her reality TV show.
“I have a lot of love for him, but it’s still something fun and lighthearted that we’re obviously doing for fun and for content,” Mongeau said.
— Clevver News (@ClevverTV) July 31, 2019
But despite the confession, Mongeau has since defended her comments, saying they were taken out of context.
“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,” she said on Twitter.
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
“I love jake. i truly do, in the weirdest f*cking way,” she added.
There have been questions around the legitimacy of the couple’s entire relationship since the beginning, with Paul and Mongeau initially stating it was “for the clout”.
The wedding seems to have only escalated these questions.
According to reports, the State of Nevada has no record of the couple’s marriage, believed to be a result of the wedding being officiated by convicted pimp and unlicensed celebrant Arman Izadi.
The couple was also spotted leaving the wedding reception separately.