Paul has English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jewish and German ancestry.
In November 2016, Paul started dating fellow American YouTuber and internet personality Alissa Violet. They broke up in February 2017. In April 2018, Paul started dating American model Erika Costell. The relationship only lasted for seven months as the couple decided to call it quits in November 2018. Paul then started dating fellow American YouTuber and internet personality Tana Mongeau in April 2019. The two jokingly said that they were engaged and married, although not legally, in July 2019. They broke up in January 2020.In January 2020, Paul started dating American model Julia Rose, the couple have an on-and-off relationship but confirmed to be dating again in July 2021.
On August 25, 2018, Paul and his brother Logan Paul fought KSI and his younger brother, Deji Olatunji, in a pair of amateur white-collar boxing matches.Jake Paul's fight against Deji was the chief undercard bout before the main event, KSI vs. Logan Paul. Paul defeated Deji via technical knockout in the fifth round.
On December 21, 2019, it was announced that Paul would be making his professional boxing debut against the YouTuber AnEsonGib (known as Gib) on January 30, 2020, in Miami.The match between Paul and Gib was the co-feature to the WBO world middleweight title bout between professional boxers Demetrius Andrade and Luke Keeler.Paul won the fight via TKO at 2:18 in the first round.
In July 2020, it was announced he would be venturing into the ring for a second professional bout, facing professional basketball player Nate Robinson as part of the undercard for the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. exhibition match. The event was initially scheduled for September 12 at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California;however, in August, Tyson revealed the event had been pushed back to November 28 to maximize revenue.Paul won the fight via KO at 1:24 in the second round.
After a back-and-forth on social media,it was announced on December 22, 2020 that Paul's third pro bout opponent would be the former Bellator MMA and ONE Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, on March 28, 2021, in Los Angeles.After Askren accepted Paul's challenge, rumors of a proposed March 28 date in Los Angeles started circulating. On February 26, 2021, it was announced that the fight would be held on April 17 in Atlanta.Paul defeated Askren via TKO at 1:59 in round 1.The event reportedly made 1.45 million pay-per-view buys as per Triller, however, the legitimacy of both the match and the numbers of the event have been heavily questioned by multiple personalities, fans, MMA fighters and boxers alike.
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