Jenna Marbles is engaged!
The 34-year-old YouTube personality and her fiance Julien Solomita, 28, confirmed their engagement during a Twitch stream on Tuesday, April 15.
“Not long ago I asked Jenna to marry me and she said yes. So we’re engaged, ”revealed Julien, who started dating Jenna in 2013.
Committed! Jenna Marbles and her fiancé Julien Solomita, 28, confirmed their engagement during a Twitch stream on Tuesday, April 15; Jenna and Julien photographed in 2015
During the stream, Solomita showed off her engagement band, as well as the gorgeous diamond ring he proposed to Jenna with.
Once fans learned of the couple’s future plans to walk down the aisle, they immediately got Julie and Jenna’s names on Twitter.
Jenna Marbles, née Jenna Nicole Mourey, has yet to publish a public post about the engagement on any of her social media platforms.
The news of her engagement to Julien comes nearly 10 months after the beloved YouTuber left the platform due to a thorough review of older videos containing racist content.
Proof: During the stream, Solomita showed off her engagement band, as well as the gorgeous diamond ring he offered Jenna with
In an 11-minute clip titled “A Message,” Marbles not only acknowledged her past transgressions, which included a 2011 black-faced skit, humiliating women and racist rap, but she also announced that she would drop her channel. Youtube.
“Right now, I just can’t exist on this channel,” she said. “I want to take responsibility, and it’s painful to do so. I’m ashamed of the things I’ve done and said in my past – but it’s important.
“I think I’ll just quit this channel for now. I don’t know if it’s forever. I don’t know how long it’s going to last… I’m just going to stop for now.
Precious: “Not long ago I asked Jenna to marry me and she said yes. So, we are engaged, ”revealed Julien
Long to come: Jenna and Julien started dating in 2013; the couple pictured in October 2014
Marbles said it was time to take a step back from the channel, which has more than 20 million subscribers, amid a pile of questions about routines.
She specifically touched on the blackface skit, a video featuring a rap that made a joke about Asians, and one in which she punched women who “slept.”
The rap song included the line: “Hey Ching Chong Wing Wong, shake your King Kong ding dong.
She described the video as “horrible” and “inexcusable”.
News of her engagement to Julien comes nearly 10 months after beloved YouTuber left the platform due to a close review of older videos containing racist content
In the blackface video, she dons a pink wig and a tight, joking blue outfit saying that Minaj has different personalities. At one point in the video, she is seen with dark paint or a mask on her face while talking about “kinky” sex.
“I understand,” she said. “I’ve definitely done things in the past that weren’t great. I am not completely without a problem. I did my best to grow up.
Marbles, real name Jenna Nicole Mourey, admits that she has gradually rocked older clips to private amid “a time when we are purging ourselves of anything and everything that is toxic.”
‘Yeah there [are] things from my past that I’m not proud of and I get a lot of tweets from people saying, “Why did you deprive all those old videos? And I’ve spent a lot of the last few days stripping almost all of my old content.
In an 11-minute clip titled “A Message,” the 33-year-old Rochester, New York native admitted her past transgressions, which included a 2011 black-faced skit (pictured) shaming women and a racist rap.
Marbles is seen wearing a shiny bodycon outfit and a pink wig during her Nicki Minaj impersonation
“I’m sorry if any of this nostalgia for you, but I’m literally not trying to put negative things in the world.
Marbles said she was “incredibly sorry,” especially about the black-faced skit, and wishes “that this wasn’t part of. [her] past.’
She added, “I just want to tell you that it was not my intention to do blackface.
“I don’t know how else to say this but it doesn’t matter because all that matters is that people got offended and it hurt them… it’s not well and it hasn’t been on the internet for a long time because it’s wrong.
As for her other offensive content, Marbles said that “it doesn’t have to exist” and she was “embarrassed that [she] never done.
Marbles said she sees no value in leaving offensive content because she doesn’t “want to contribute” to conflicts at a time when racism is at the forefront of national discussions.
Marbles admitted she once did a blackface skit trying to criticize Nicki Minaj
“If that’s the case where people are looking at something and are offended now, I don’t want it to exist,” she said. “So I probably deleted a lot of my old content because I just don’t want anyone to feel pissed off about anything. “
Marbles said she has no problem putting up with the heat of her past transgressions to align with the social values she and her fans hold dear.
“I’m happy to do it,” she said, “because what I want from the people I support and love is to have responsibilities and to know that I am supporting someone. one whose morals and values align with mine.
Marbles said that while she can’t erase the past, she can be his best person to move forward.
“As a person clearly with her own past that she is not proud of, I just try to see people for who they are right now, today and that they are not defined by their past – and I understand, ”she said. “I try to do the same as you and support and be friends of people that I’m proud of and love and just know I’m doing my best. “