Tyler Oakley - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 6, 2020
|Born on :||March 22, 1989 (age 31)|
|Birth Name /
|Mathew Tyler Oakley|
|Birth Place:||Jackson, Michigan, USA|
|Mother's Name:||Jackie Oakley|
|University:||Michigan State University|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (English, Irish)|
|Height:||1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)|
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Who is Tyler Oakley?
Tyler Oakley is a YouTuber, actor, author by profession and American by nationality. Along with his self-titled YouTube channel with over 7.5 million subscribers, his dedication to the LGBTQ community has been well recognized.
Tyler Oakley – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings
Tyler Oakley’s birth took place on March 22, 1989, in Jackson, Michigan, USA. He was born as Mathew Tyler Oakley to mother Jackie Oakley but the name of his father is kept private. His parents divorced when he was still a toddler.
Oakley has 12 siblings including sisters, step-sisters, step-brothers, half-brothers, and in-laws.
After graduating from high school, he went on to attend Michigan State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication, marketing, and social media.
His ethnicity includes English, Irish.
Tyler Oakley – Sexuality, Gay
When Tyler Oakley was around 11 years old, his mother asked him if he was gay, to which he replied ‘yes’. His mother was supportive of his sexuality. Next, he came out to his friends when he was in grade 7. Like his mother, his friends were also supportive.
However, Oakley had not told that he was homosexual to his father, who was a pastor. When he came out to his father, his father offered to send him to therapy to treat his ‘illness’. For more than 10 years, his relationship with his father was strained.
Currently, Tyler Oakley has revealed that his father has accepted his sexuality and their relationship has mended.
from left - Anthony Russo, Tyler Oakley - December 2018 (Instagram)
Tyler Oakley – Boyfriend, Husband
Tyler Oakley is currently in a relationship with Anthony Russo. The social media influencer had claimed that he had met his boyfriend in mid-2018 on dating app Bumble. He is yet to marry and take a husband.
Although Oakley has been open with most aspects of his life, he is a private person when it comes to a romantic relationship.
Tyler Oakley – Career
Oakley joined YouTube on September 18, 2007. His YouTube channel Tyler Oakley when he was a freshman at Michigan State University. After more than 13 years of dedication and hard work, Tyler Oakley has around 7.41 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and has around 595 videos.
In March 2013 he started to co-host Top That for PopSugar with Becca Frucht. He has also worked with Korey Kuhl, his college friend in his podcast Psycho Babble. Moreover, Tyler Oakley has appeared in Insider Tonight, Smosh (2005), Escape the Night (2016), The Amazing Race, YouTube show Escape the Night with Joey Graceffa, among others.
His book Binge was released in 2015.
Oakley has sung Christmas carols on stage with One Direction members Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, and TV presenter Jerry Springer.
Tyler Oakley – Awards, Nominations
As of October 2019, Tyler Oakley has had around 40 award nominations among which he has won 18 including Teen Choice Award, Streamy Awards, YouTuber of the Year Award, People's Choice Awards, etc.
Tyler Oakley – Net Worth, Salary
His net worth is estimated to be around $8 Million while the estimate on his annual salary is under review and will be updated.
Tyler Oakley – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Being a social media influencer and YouTube personality, a large following on them is crucial for Tyler Oakley. He has 6 million, 6.1 million, 2.6 million followers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook respectively.
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