Tyler Oakley is a Michigan native who has gained fame for his advocacy work with the LGBTQ Community. He champions their rights and also tries to raise awareness on some of the community’s plights. Tyler does this by educating the masses at large, on social issues and the stigmatization that is leveled at the community.
The activist is also a television personality who has featured on shows like “The Most Popular Girl in School” and “Escape the Night.” Over the years, people have wondered who he is dating. Does Tyler Oakley have a boyfriend? Let’s found out.
Who is Tyler Oakley?
Tyler Oakley is a popular YouTuber and activist. His channel, which he named after himself, has over 7.2 million subscribers. The TV personality uses this platform to post content related to the LGBTQ community.
Additionally, he hosts Q&As with renowned celebrities across his page. When he is not making serious videos, he also finds the time to create entertaining content. The YouTuber first set up the channel on September 18th, 2007.
Thirteen years later and he is closing in on the 700 million marks in regards to views. Some of the most viewed videos we could find include ‘YouTube Whispers’ and ‘Quizzing Glee Cast.’ The latter is closing in on a million views. Moving away from YouTube, we learned that the activist is very popular on Instagram as well.
He has about 5.8 million followers and uses this expansive platform to offer some work out routines and training tips. In as far as his philanthropic side is concerned, Tyler has partnered with the Trevor Project.
The movement is aimed at not only raising awareness on the increased rate of suicide among the LGBTQ community but also fundraising for teens in need. The YouTuber has also authored a book titled ‘Binge.’
Is Tyler Oakley gay?
It is a question that has been asked ever since he first launched his channel. Back then, all people could do was speculate. Tyler was a college student back then and just starting to find his voice as an activist. After a three week trip to Thailand, the YouTuber finally responded to a question raised by one of his fans in a video.
The query revolved around his sexuality, and the activist confirmed that he was gay. From the frustration in his voice, you can deduce that it was a question he had been asked multiple times. He had already come out to his mother when he was just 11 years old.
Who is Tyler Oakley dating now?
Sources say that the YouTuber is dating a man named Anthony Russo. The two reportedly met on the popular dating app, Bumble.
Users have the option of clicking right on a profile they find appealing; if the person on the other end also clicks right, then they match. Fortunately for Tyler, the attraction was mutual.
After talking online, the two eventually met up and started dating officially. There have been a few questions raised relating to the nature of their relationship.
It came as a result of the YouTuber’s affiliation with the dating app, as he was paid to promote it on Instagram. Just last year, the two posted pictures of themselves while at the Coachella Music Festival.
Tyler Oakley’s Boyfriends.
Before he met Anthony, the YouTuber reportedly dated several men. His first long term boyfriend was a man named Adam Rippon, who he had been with since high school.
The two broke up while they were in college, which led to Tyler experiencing a bout of depression. Now, Adam is seen dating Jussi-Pekka Kajaala.
It almost drove him to the point of suicide and was the catalyst for his advocacy on raising awareness. The Social media personality also reportedly dated Troye Sivan. He is a singer/ songwriter from Australia. Troye is currently involved with Jacob Bixenman.