ICYMI: Jenna Marbles is married!
The former YouTuber officially got married with her partner of nine years, Julien Solomita, in an open-air ceremony earlier last month.
Julien, who is still a full-time creator despite Jenna’s absence online, posted a series of cute photos from the romantic event on her Instagram page Thursday.
She described Jenna’s post, which showcased her gorgeous wedding dress in detail, “married otters <3".
Jenna wore a princess-fitting dress with ruched long sleeves and a deep V-neck, as well as a long, tulle-style skirt.
And of course the couple’s dogs were featured in the photos!
The long-awaited wedding comes nearly a year and a half after Julien impromptuly announced that he and Jenna were engaged during a Twitch livestream.
“Not long ago, this is so weird, I proposed to Jenna and she said yes. So we’re engaged. And that, well, yes,” he said.
“I just woke up and wanted to marry him,” she added.
And to say that internet users worldwide are overjoyed with the newlyweds’ status would be an understatement, with many expressing a flood of joy for the longtime couple in their social media posts.
One tweeted, “JENNA MARBLES AND JULIEN SOLOMITA ARE MARRIED EVERYONE RISE FROM YOUR Couch”.
“Jenna Marbles and Julien Solomita are finally married, my heart is going to explode,” another said.
A third wrote, “Jenna Marbles and julien solomita getting married was the reminder I needed that love is actually very real.”
Fans were particularly excited by the news that Jenna was memorably off the grid in 2020 after drawing attention to her past racist videos.
Sharing an emotional video that has now been deleted on her YouTube page, Jenna addressed the controversy and explained that she was “doing her best to grow up and be a better person.” Acknowledging that it was “not entirely without problems”, the media personality said that he privately changed some of his past videos because he didn’t want to “spread negative things around the world”.
Jenna also announced in her video that she will be stepping away from the limelight “for now or forever.” Two months later, she stopped shooting her and Julien’s joint podcast and said she was focusing on “just being human”.
Jenna started making YouTube videos in 2010 and has become one of the platform’s biggest and most beloved creators thanks to her hilarious sketches, sarcastic humor and, of course, cute dogs.
Ultimately, Jenna’s apology and subsequent disappearance from the internet was understood as a way to hold herself accountable, and fans really missed her online presence.
So much so that when the news of her and Julien’s wedding broke out, her name became a hot topic on social media.
“I saw that Jenna Marbles was trending and I was worried thinking people were mad at her again but it turns out she got married. I hope she’s happy,” a tweet read.
“Jenna Marbles is trending and I’m happy for her. He hated internet fame, but everyone was happy with the news,” said another.
The fact that Jenna and Julien chose to share their big day with their fans despite their decision to live a completely private life made people super emotional.
One person wrote, “Jenna Marbles, who chose to be completely off the internet, wanted to share her happiest moment with julien with all of us, and allowed her to post these photos, makes me so emotional, I’m so happy for them.”
“This photo brought me to tears. I congratulate this woman and all the joy she has brought to the internet over the years. I celebrate her conscious and deliberate departure from the internet. The best of all of us who have ever been involved with YouTube. Thank you Jenna Marbles,” said another.
Big congratulations to Jenna and Julien!