Team 10 founder Jake Paul married fellow YouTuber Tana Mongeau in a live-streamed wedding in late July - but despite their union, the youngest Paul brother is releasing a song about his ex-girlfriend.
Paul announced a teaser for the track “These Days” on December 3, posting an image of himself and ex Alissa Violet embracing while wearing sweaters that featured their ship name, “Jalissa.”
While it’s odd enough that Paul chose to release the song shortly after his wedding, the announcement also comes after significant drama between Violet and ex-boyfriend FaZe Banks - who allegedly cheated on Violet on multiple occasions.
what I never got to say... “These Days” December 13th🤐🎶 pic.twitter.com/PBh0Q2SJqH
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 3, 2019
Fans, of course, turned to Mongeau for her reaction to Pauls’ post: and while her subsequent Tweet, “Eesh,” seemed to be a response to the matter, her forthcoming Instagram story belied an even greater potential acknowledgment.
Mongeau posted a lengthy message to Instagram that same day, where she revealed her plans to take a break from social media in the wake of her husband’s song reveal.
— Tana Mongeau (@tanamongeau) December 3, 2019
Although she made no mention of the song specifically, the YouTuber claimed that she wanted to “advocate for authenticity and mental health awareness” as the reason for her hiatus, also stating that she felt she is “succumbing to the pressure of the highlight reel” of internet stardom.
“I wanna have a conversation with someone without thinking about the internet for five minutes,” Mongeau wrote. “I don’t wanna fill my heart with doubt posting things that I know aren’t authentic to the way I feel.”
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i think i’m gonna take a few day break from socials. for my brain. maybe i’ll be on IG live tmrw with my tits out and fine. who knows. ALL LOVE to everyone in my life & zero shade to ANYONE. i just wanna take a little time to tell the people i love that i love them. and not care about comments or tweets or people’s opinion of me for the first time in six years.. i wanna have a conversation with someone without thinking about the internet for five minutes. i don’t wanna fill my heart with doubt posting things that i know aren’t authentic to the way i feel. knowing the people who are real fans of me would see right through that facade and hating myself for becoming what i never wanted to. authenticity has and always will be the most important thing to me and i think i hate myself most in moments that i stray from that. i don’t want to act like i’m happy when i’m not to maintain an image that isn’t true.. i’d rather clear my head for a sec so that you guys always know when i’m smiling that it isn’t fake... i encourage you to do the same. it’s so easy to get caught up in the highlight reel. victimizing myself in any situation is not the route i want to take, i guess i just wanna be authentically happy and myself or nothing else.. idk. just know that this is just something i wanna do for me & not at the fault of anyone else. i wanna advocate for authenticity and mental health awareness. i wanna advocate for being honest about my emotions. i wanna grow. so ima do me for a few days, i encourage you to do the same if you’re ever feeling down or succumbing to the pressure of the highlight reel. love u hookers i’m gonna go look at the sky or some shit what do people do other than instagram???
It’s unclear how long her social media break will actually be, though, considering that she hinted at going on Instagram Live within her post - but this wouldn’t be the first time she’s mentioned staying true to herself, as she previously revealed she’d turned down a $2 million deal with Bang Energy due to wanting to stay “authentic” to her brand.
Paul’s song regarding Alissa Violet is set to go live on December 13, but there’s no telling if Violet’s claims of mental abuse from the Team 10 star will be mentioned in the track in the wake of their drama-filled split in 2017.