Amid cheating rumors and fake wedding speculation, Mongeau opened up in an emotional video on December 29, explaining she was “unhappy” with how her marriage to Paul was portrayed in the media.
The two announced their breakup shortly thereafter in separate Instagram posts, with both expressing a mutual love for each other as “friends,” rather than lovers.
Although Mongeau has appeared to thrive in the aftermath of their split (as seen when she lost a veneer biting a dollar bill in a Miami nightclub), it seems that the single life has taken its toll on the MTV starlet.
In an interview with Metro UK’s Louise Griffin, Tana admitted that living single has been “difficult,” but she’s taking things slow and documenting her recovery via social media — even if it isn’t always sunshine and roses.
“It’s definitely been very difficult and it probably will be for a while, but I think that’s what my online journey is,” Mongeau claimed. “It’s documenting that, even if it isn’t pretty… I’m taking it day by day. Some days I’m in Miami toothless, and some days I’m crying on my own.”
Although she’s been candid on the cause of their breakup in the past, Mongeau also revealed that she and Jake ultimately “lost sight” of their friendship, and are currently working to rebuild that relationship.
“I think we got to the point where we lost sight of our friendship, and we weren’t seeing eye to eye in the way that we used to,” she explained. “We both stepped back to really focus on our friendship, and I think that’s what we’ll focus on right now, building the foundation of that friendship.”
While Mongeau is busy “loving herself,” Jake has since sparked a new romance with social media celeb Julia Rose — although there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood between the two women, as evidenced by their affectionate photo taken after Jake Paul’s Miami boxing match.
— Julia Rose (@JuliaRose_33) February 1, 2020
For now, it looks like these two YouTubers are paving their own roads to success, after their viral marriage ended an abrupt halt that took the net by storm.