This is normally not something I'd write about, because I don't care about YouTube stars or "reality shows" all that much...but this REALLY rubbed me the wrong way.
Let's start with the basics if you're like me.
This is Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul...
They're both YouTube stars with millions of followers. She very publicly broke off another relationship a few months ago and pretty quickly started hooking up with Jake. People accused the relationship of being fake and for clout, but then two months later they (again very publicly) got engaged.
Despite people still saying it was all fake (Tana has a TV show that she's working on), the wedding did in fact happen just a few days ago.
But ever since the wedding, people started questioning even more. Why did they leave separately? Why was there a "disagreement" in the audience that seemed SUPER fake? Oh, and why had they not obtained a marriage license in the city of Las Vegas before tying the not?
And now, we know the truth, it's because...
THEY'RE NOT ACTUALLY MARRIED.
Okay, whatever, so it's a stupid publicity stunt.
But THIS is the part that gets me.
In a "tell-all" YouTube vlog that just got posted, Tana takes you behind the scenes of her wedding day preparations, and quite literally admits that they're not getting legally married.
While she does say that the relationship is very real despite people's skepticism, this is what she has to say about the marriage itself.
"We're f***ing crazy for getting married. ... We could f***ing be married forever or f***ing 10 days. ... We're ... taking it day by day. ... To everybody that's calling it fake because we rushed into it or because I don't do things traditionally, because I wanted to not do it legally, but any wedding I have — if I have three more f***ing weddings — I really wouldn't want to do it on paper because I think that legally binding yourself to someone takes away the love. Like, it's just unnecessary."
First of all, it's totally okay to not believe in the institution of marriage. If you think that getting married "takes away the love", cool. Then DON'T GET MARRIED. If you don't want to get legally bound to someone, then DON'T HAVE A WEDDING.
"Taking it day by day" is not an option in a marriage. Like, that's a relationship. Not a marriage.
Here I am sounding like my Dad and the sanctity of marriage, and I'm not that guy, but LITERALLY what you are saying is contradicting the very definition of marriage. If it's not "Til death do us part" then what is it? "Til we get sick of each other"? "Til I find someone with more Instagram followers"? WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!?
Okay, I'm gonna go back to not caring about them again. Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.