Tana Mongeau has been public about the issues she’s faced in her six-month marriage with Jake Paul, but they’ve taken a further step in 2020, announcing the two YouTube superstars are “taking a break” for now.
In a January 2 Instagram post, Mongeau shared a photo of her and Paul with a heart-felt message for her partner.
“I don’t really know how to do a ‘we’re taking a break’ post and this is weird as f**k,” she said. “I’m happy to still be able to sit with Jake and laugh as we do this, but for right now we both are taking a break to focus on our own very crazy lives.
“I’ll never know what the future holds and I will always love Jake and everything we did. I’m grateful to know throughout this I’ve made a best friend for life and found someone to do life with when no one understood me.”
While the two are separating for now, they still remain best friends, with Paul sharing the same sentiment as his partner.
“As Tana and I sit next to each other writing captions about taking a break we’re literally laughing at how crazy and stupid the past couple months have been and cracking jokes at how silly this all seems.
“I wouldn’t change anything that happened. We’re best friends and right now it’s best for us to focus on our lives and see what the future holds…This is bitter-sweet but it’s what’s best for us right now.”
He even managed to crack a joke about how they’ve split their assets 50-50. “I’m keeping custody of Thor but Tana unfortunately gets my Lamborghini,” he said.
Mongeau has said previously that she was “unhappy” with the way her relationship with Paul was portrayed publicly, and that she did put up a face to hide it.
“Everyone thought it was for clout and fame, and that made it so much worse for me mentally. After me and Jake got married, I feel like everything changed.
“Jake and I both have these psycho busy lives, and trying to fit each other in just gets harder and harder, and so many things keep hurting me further. I don’t ever want to be on bad terms [with him], I don’t ever want to hate each other.”