The fast-paced romance between controversial YouTubers Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau is shaking up the internet, after Paul proposed to Tana on her 21st birthday after just two months of publicly dating - but another social media star is revealing some major tea in the midst of their alleged wedding plans.
While sources close to the couple claim that Paul and Mongeau have already set up an official date for their forthcoming wedding, some history between Tana and another personality in the space might put a wrench in the festivities.
FaZe co-owner Ricky Banks appeared on an episode of Adam ‘Adam22’ Grandmaison’s ‘No Jumper’ podcast on June 25, where he was presented with an awkward question regarding his relationship with Mongeau.
Adam22 asked if Banks had ever “had a thing” with the YouTuber, later clarifying that he wanted to know if the two had gotten physical - to which Banks had a hesitant answer.
“Tana’s the homie,” Banks began. “Honestly, I’m gonna be real with you, I don’t remember. Yeah. Fuck, dude. ...Wait - did I actually admit to this? Did that just happen?”
Banks went on to apologize to both Tana and his current girlfriend, Alissa Violet, claiming that his alleged fling with Mongeau happened “way, way back” and that he’d kept it a secret for years.
“Yeah, it’s no big deal,” he continued. “The only reason why it’s a big deal is because I’m FaZe Banks and that’s Tana Mojo. I kept this a secret for three years!”
Banks’ statement could make his recently repaired relationship with Jake Paul a bit tense, as the two went to war in 2017, after Alissa Violet accused Paul of abusing her when they dated - with Paul returning the favor by claiming that Banks had assaulted his assistant at a nightclub.
This news comes smack in the middle of wedding rumors surrounding Mongeau and Paul, as well, who have allegedly penned the date for their ceremony on Friday, June 28 - just four days after Paul’s proposal.
However, many in the space are raising their proverbial eyebrows in skepticism, with fans and critics alike questioning if their “wedding” is just a massive stunt for Tana’s MTV show, ‘Tana Turns 21’ - especially considering the fact that other YouTubers have faked their weddings, before.
Two quick observations about Tana Mongeau:
1. Her engagement to Jake Paul is literally the most obvious publicity stunt I've ever seen.
2. Apparently she is only 21??? That confirms 100% of her story-time videos that blew her up are fake. None of that shit happens to a 17 y/o.
— C:\Users\dumbbitch\Desktop\garbagetweets.txt (@berhett_) June 24, 2019
i just KNOW that jake paul and tana mongeau are fake dating, that engagement is just all for publicity
— rose (@rosedaIes) June 24, 2019
The couple have joked about being married and even started a fake “family channel” in the past, leading to ample confusion around their alleged engagement - with even the likes of Logan Paul appearing not to believe the debacle is for real.
Tana Mongeau claims that the engagement is legit, however, leaving fans waiting for their forthcoming Las Vegas wedding in the interim.