Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau made a million dollars "easily" from their wedding

6 August 2019, 13:05 | Updated: 6 August 2019, 14:09

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According to YouTuber Ben Phillips, the couple pulled in seven figures from the event.

It’s only been a little over a week since Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau got married, but in that time plenty has happened since. Fans have demanded a refund from their wedding live-stream, there’s new suspicion that their marriage wasn’t actually legally binding and Tana has hit back at critics, saying she “doesn’t care” if people think their wedding was real or not.

Now, YouTuber Ben Phillips, whose YouTube videos led to him being friends with Jake Paul, reckons the couple could have made a pretty impressive earning from the event, whether it was real or not. Speaking to Metro, Ben gave an estimate that Jake and Tana could have made $1 million from the wedding “easily”.

“A lot of celebrities do bankroll their weddings, regardless if they do the heart and soul etc. I think this was a fantastic step forward. Just put your wedding live,” he explained. “But of course, YouTube don’t advance you to go live and build a show, they just give you the option of people being able to donate, and so fans can donate.”

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“From the looks of it, the company that supported Jake was Halogen. The day before the wedding they did the Challenger, Olympic style sports thing Logan [Paul, Jake’s brother] did, and that same company sponsored the wedding. I can only imagine to buy Jake’s wedding on live would come with a pretty sick pay packet in advance! Pretty sick pay packet!
“They would’ve cleared over a million dollars, easily. That’s a no brainer,” he added. “This is social media and this is the age we live in.”

Speaking about how much money can be made on social media, he explained: “I remember when Vine came out and it was like ‘so and so made a million dollars on a brand deal. Amazing!’ Now it’s like ‘we’ve cleared a million dollars, what’s next?’ That’s where we’re at. I think it was a million dollars clear for the live-streams and the viewership.”

In terms of whether he believes Tana and Jake’s relationship is real, Ben admits that he thinks it is.

“I do [believe it’s real] actually yeah! I do. I think at first it was like ‘we should just touch base with each other’ and then it was like ‘oh s***, we really get on with each other…wait, this is going somewhere?’”

“Then the thought pattern was, why wait for two years to say will you marry me? We’re flying now, let’s just do it!”

“‘I don’t think I would do it!,’ he added. “It’s kind of like, for me, have found the one, but I didn’t marry her within the week! We’ve got to live together, travel together, and shout at each other, love each other, and then I’ll figure it all out. But who knows? “When you’ve had too many relationships like Jake has, past relationships he’s had that he’s learned from his mistakes, and knows the right path for him now.”

Last week, a new episode of Tana’s MTV series ‘Tana Turns 21’ seemed to suggest that the marriage wasn’t real when she said that the wedding was “for fun and content”.

But Tana has since clarified that the quote has been taken out of context.

“I understand ppls frustration with this sound bite from the show & it’s the last thing i wanna talk about right now but obviously i just uploaded an 8 minute youtube video on how much i love Jake & am not tryna look like that much of a sociopath hahahahahaha,” she wrote on Twitter. “i filmed those confessionals for the show A LONG TIME AGO! the ‘for fun and content’ sound bite was from a very long sentence lmao and was a little salty to see it pulled out of context.”

“i understand though that MTV has their own creative & that these episodes are airing very late, especially in timing with the wedding. i’m not trippin. i know that things have moved so fast, are unconventional, and confusing but i love jake. i truly do, in the weirdest fucking way. every second of this rollercoaster ride has been so fun & crazy."

“i hate that it’ll probably always come with owing people some explanation especially with so many things coming out like the show (which is quite behind)... but i know that’s kinda the life we signed up for. idk. i’ll fuck off.”