Tana Mongeau Responds To Criticism That Her & Jake Paul's Wedding Was A PR Stunt

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As some already suspected, Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul's wedding wasn't legally binding. Mongeau confirmed as much in her new vlog.
"To everybody that’s calling it fake because we rushed into it or because I don’t do things traditionally, because I wanted to not do it legally — any wedding I have, if I have three more fucking weddings, I really wouldn’t want to do it on paper because I think that legally binding yourself to someone takes away the love," she said. "Like, it’s just unnecessary."
This story was originally published on August 2, 2019.
On a recent episode of MTV's Tana Turns 21, it appeared that YouTuber Tana Mongeau admitted that her relationship and upcoming marriage to Jake Paul was not entirely authentic.
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"I think we're all trying to piece together the puzzles of what we actually want this engagement and 'marriage' to be," she said in the episode, using air quotes. "I have a lot of love for him, but it's still something fun and light-hearted that we're obviously doing for fun and for content."
In other parts of the episode, she likened the marriage to Kim Kardashian's 72-day union to Kris Humphries, and revealed that the wedding had been cancelled twice before it ultimately went down on July 28.
That was all fans needed to confirm their suspicions that the entire relationship is not genuine, but Mongeau later defended their decision to wed on Twitter, and in a heartfelt post on Instagram.
"I filmed those confessionals for the show A LONG TIME AGO!" she tweeted. "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 know that things have moved so fast, are unconventional, and confusing but i love jake," she added. "i truly do, in the weirdest fucking way."
She echoed this on Instagram, reflecting on their wild wedding will ceding that she'll likely be "posting wedding photos longer than we’re married for."
"Every single time someone wants to take the power away from us and put us down, we are able to come together and let positivity & love help us power through that," she captioned a slideshow of wedding photos. "i wouldn’t have wanted to marry you in any other unconventional fucked up way, Jake. I love you."
So far, the couple is five days strong.
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