Openly Gay Tyler Oakley Boyfriend, Who Is The YouTuber Dating Now?
American Youtuber Tyler Oakley is an internet sensation with over 7 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and almost 6 million subscribers on his Instagram account.
Tyler is best known for his quirky sense of humor and being at the forefront of gay politics and culture.
Further, he is also the winner of the Teen Choice Award for Most Popular Male Web Star in 2014.
Who Is Tyler Oakley Dating Now?
Tyler Oakley is in a relationship with a guy named Anthony Russo.
According to Tyler, the couple actually met on the dating app, "Bumble," and connected instantly.
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Further, both Tyler and Anthony's social media is filled with sweet posts for each other.
Tyler Oakley with his boyfriend Anthony Russo on Valentines's Day in 2019 (Photo: Tyler Oakley's Instagram)
Long before Anthony came in Tyler's life, he uploaded a boyfriend tag video with singer Troye Sivan.
The video which was a huge hit earned a Teen Choice Award for Most Popular Web Collaboration in 2014. In addition to the award, it also stirred some dating rumors for Tyler and Troye.
Years later, Tyler was again linked with a figure skater, Adam Rippon in 2018, after the latter was featured in Tyler's channel.
His Abusive Relationship
In 2015, Tyler published a book titled Binge, which featured his personal experiences. In the book, Tyler opened up his abusive relationship in the past.
Tyler wrote about his boyfriend in college, who abused him and how he felt helpless in that relationship.
Tyler Oakley's Coming Out Story
Tyler officially came out as gay during his high school. He was lucky enough to receive support from friends and most of his family.
However, he struggled coming out to his father. His father came from a religiously conservative background, because of which Tyler struggled opening up to him.
But once at family dinner, when his father himself asked Tyler about his sexuality, Tyler came clean.
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Initially, his father was not very accepting and even suggested conversion therapy for Tyler, which created a huge rift between Tyler and his father. But over the years, his relationship with his father has improved.
Some Other Facts
- Tyler Oakley was born on 22nd March 1989 in Jackson, Michigan.
- He boasts a slim build and stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).
- Tyler was a freshman at Michigan State University when he first uploaded his Youtube video in 2007.
- His career as a Youtuber has rendered him an estimated net worth of $8 million.
- Tyler is also a social activist, who is very vocal about LGBTQ+ rights and other social problems like education and healthcare.
- Tyler idolizes Ellen DeGeneres as his role model.