Jake Paul is everywhere lately. No really, we can't go on any form of social media without seeing or hearing about him. He's building up his brand – Team 10 – and nothing can get in the way. A few days ago it was announced that Jake and Disney Channel would be parting ways. He played a role on the show Bizarrdvark but after a series of discussions, Jake said the decision was mutual. And it's not hard to understand why. A lot of the content Jake puts up on his video blogs isn't exactly family friendly. It's over sexualized, has a bit of violence and antics that just really aren't for a PG rated audience.
And that's fine. Jake IS an adult so he wanted to start acting like one. However, a lot of people aka all of you moms out there reading this, don't know who he is. And why should you? He's mainly on the Internet and is a rising star. But, you should know who he is because if Jake has it his way, he's about to become huge. His name will be in more places than it is now. And for everyone else who loves Jake already, we've dug up some facts about him that even his biggest fans may have forgotten about!
Jake is a social media personality with his own YouTube channel. He video blogs every day about his daily shenanigans lives in a house with his friends which he calls Team 10. This crew of Internet gurus are also part of Team 10 and Instagram, Twitter and YouTube to gain fans and followers. He's also a model and an actor. He recently got booted from the Disney Channel where he played a role on the show Bizarrdvark. Jake got his start creating Vine videos where he gained a following of about a million people in just five months.
Jake was born in Clevland, Ohio on January 17, 1997. He has a younger brother, Roman Paul and an older brother Logan Paul.
Jake is 6 feet 2 inches.
Jake's mom's name is Pamela Stepnick and his dad's name is Greg Paul. Pamela is a nurse and Greg was in the military and has since retired. They divorced when Jake was super young.
Apparently, Jake's dad bought a video camera to tape him playing football so he could get better by watching himself after the games. But, that quickly started into Jake recording everything and anything that happened in his daily life. Not only that but he started making skits. This all happened when YouTube started becoming and thing. Jake and Logan were supposedly obsessed with the channel Smosh. The brothers then started uploading their videos to a channel called, Zoosh.
He has three actually – red, white and back!
A dog, DUH.
He loves Italian food especially pasta! Again, who can blame him on that one.
He loves to hang out with his friends, eat, go on adventures, go off roading and pretty much participate in any activity that will give him an adrenaline rush. It's everyday BRO!
Jake has had a slew of hotties as arm candy in his life. Currently, he's dating Erika Costell. However, he most recently had a very public split from ex Team 10 member Alissa Violet. She exposed him on her own video blog about how he emotionally played with her head telling her he loved her yet would bring other girls home.
Well, this one is tricky. They didn't break up. But, they also couldn't break up because they were never together in the first place. Jake chatted in a rare interview with The New York Times and basically said that whole relationship was fake and they were never dating in the first place. SHUT UP...things Jake does are fake?! Okay, we're being sarcastically obviously.
He explained, "We’re not even actually dating. It’s like the WWE. People know that’s fake, and it’s one of the biggest things of entertainment." Soo, yeah, his relationship with Erika is for your pure entertainment – enjoy it while it lasts!
It all started when Jake accused Alissa of cheating on him and claimed that was the reason why they broke up. Alissa wasn't having it and that's when she outed him and released the vlog we have previously mentioned about Jake emotionally abusing her. Jake also came out with an alleged diss track against Alissa called, "It's Everyday Bro." She fired back with a track of her own called, "It's Everyday Sis."
After the Alissa drama went down, all eyes were on Jake and his crew to see what would happen next. It was in the middle of July that KTLA reported that the gang was having crazy parties and conducting insane stunts in their neighborhood. It caused a complete scene and it's being reported now that the neighbors are filing a civil suit against the house. Not only does Team 10 do some crazy things for the sake of their vlogs, but they also attract hundreds and hundreds of fans each day that sit outside and wait for them to show face. The neighbors literally hate all of the commotion on the street which is not making for a good relationship between them and Team 10.
Bizaardvark was currently in the middle of season 2 when Jake just up and left. Everyone thought it was super crazy and came to the conclusion that Disney Channel actually fired him over his antics rather than believe the mutually parting ways excuse that he gave. Now, weeks later, he admitted that Disney did come to him and essentially kick him off the show. Because they cared about his reputation, they agreed to say the decision was made by both parties. But, now Jake is coming clean and explaining that everything that has gone down with Team 10 and his videos caused him to be let go.
He said, "They basically called me and were like, 'Yo, what's going on, what's going on?' And I just explained the situation, and they were like, 'OK. We want to expedite this process of weaning you off the show.' And I was like, 'Yeah, that's fine. But it's going to look like you guys fired me.' And they were like, 'We can say that we mutually parted ways and blah, blah, blah.' And that's the reality of the story."
Yeah, this might seem a bit harsh, but it's true. Fans blasted him on Twitter for making a xenophobic comment. So, what really happened? He was pulling up to a drive-thru restaurant with his self-driving car. When the car got to the window to pay, everyone would duck down making it seem like no one was there. Yeah, we know, hilarious prank. But, it was when a fan came up to his car to ask what he was doing that caused the whole stir.
Jake said to the fan, "Where are you from?" The fan responded that he was from Kazakhstan.
It was then that Jake completely crossed the line and said, "It sounds like you're just going to blow someone up. You're like 'Send the nuke!'" Not okay, dude.
Basically, it was about all of the things he does behind the scenes that no one seems to pay attention to. He tried to make everyone understand that he's not as bad of a guy as everyone is making him out to be – he does charity work, he helps fans when they are down and he tries to stop bullying. In theory, it seemed like he was trying to get back on track. It was sort of an apology track, sort of a diss track to everyone who had hated on him and sort of something Jake just needed to get out there because of all the negative attention he was getting.
Now, Jake is really getting into some deep trouble. His former peers fired back at him after he released the "This Ain't In the News" video totally tearing him apart. They said that he was actually the bully in school and gave specific details of what he allegedly did to them. Everything these people accused Jake of was exactly what he was preaching not to be to his fandom. Hmmm...
'Where was ya'll at when I was in the lunchroom, stoppin kids from getting bullied" Jake Paul literally was the bully. Ask anyone from here https://t.co/nbumS61vq9— laur!! (@THEsuperlauren) August 9, 2017
'Where was ya'll at when I was in the lunchroom, stoppin kids from getting bullied" Jake Paul literally was the bully. Ask anyone from here https://t.co/nbumS61vq9
A neighbor of Team 10 chatted anonymously with the YouTube channel DramaAlert and claimed that the police had been called to Jake's house over 30 times in the past six days. YIKES, BRO.
He also said, "Yeah, after a few tries, we actually had a chance to talk, he and I. You know, it’s strange. The guy is likable in so many ways and then he opens his f-cking mouth...The only thing I can say is, and this is with all due respect to him...but I just don’t think he gets it...that gives you kind of a glimpse into what we have to deal with. It’s just a bad situation. Like, there’s not a single person on earth other than these little, I don’t even want to call them Jake Paulers, than these little sh-theads that would want to live next to him."
Finally, fans and haters feel like he's coming to his senses. He said, "The past few months have humbled me quite a bit, and I have to be more mindful of my actions and words and how they impact others. It's been a crazy journey, and I just want to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart. I'm gonna forget all the negative press and focus on being the best version of myself."
This may have been one of the worst accusations Jake has ever made. He said that FaZe Banks, who is now Alissa's new boyfriend, assaulted his longtime assistant at a Los Angeles club. Not only that but he claimed that FaZe was making out with other girls and cheating on Alissa during that same night. Because of this, Jake lost 60,000 subscribers.
Max Beaumont left Team 10 in order to tell his side of the story in a candid interview with FaZe Banks. Oh yes, the tables had certainly turned. Max said, "I believe that, if anything, you accidentally bumped into [Meg]. I can't explain the bruise and she's my best friend for seven years so it's so hard for me to say this. But the way I saw you that night, I don't see how it's a possibility that you went from this nice guy who came over and gave me a hug someone who started swinging at her afterward."
There was also security footage that FaZe was trying to get ahold of to clear his name. While he couldn't get that in his hands, security at the club have since said there is nothing on the tapes that indicate FaZe assaulted anyone that night or kissed any other girls.
Jake said, "I truly felt like we weren't handling the situation the right way. We weren't being good role models for you guys online and it's just like this whole high school drama back-and-forth thing that's never going to end. And I'm all about positivity and doing things the right way. I'm not here to hurt anyone or harm anyone.... I don't want anyone to look bad and it's just not the right way to handle the situation."
FaZe said he would be suing Jake and the rest of Team 10 for defamation of character and trying to ruin his career. So yes, Jake, that will all definitely be handled off camera. Jake has since deleted the video where he claims that FaZe assaulted his assistant.
Nope! Jake made a vlog after news got around that he could no longer film at the Team 10 house. Police had put a ban on the area which meant Jake and Team 10 had to find another spot. This was most likely due to the fact that the neighbors had complained numerous times and there was significant disruption throughout the community when Jake made his videos. So, what did he do? He gathered some of his buddies, went to buy air mattresses and went to Logan's apartment. Logan wasn't there when they all stormed in – thankfully for them. But, things didn't stay civil for long. Logan came home and literally laughed in their faces. There was no way he was allowing Team 10 to live in his apartment. So, finding a new house is a must!
Team 10 actually did a lot to help out so we have to give them some major props on that. They filled two large U-Hauls trucks with supplies in a San Antonio Wal Mart parking lot to be distributed to the families and people affected by the hurricane. Not only that but they bought jet skis and rode around the waters actually rescuing people and animals who were trapped. The whole thing was pretty incredible and showed a different side to Jake than most people are used to.
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