Finding love amid YouTube fame! LaurDIY — whose real name is Lauren Riihimaki — introduced her YouTube subscribers and social media followers to boyfriend Jeremy Lewis in March 2019, and they’ve been going strong ever since. At the time, Lauren told viewers that she had a new man in her life without revealing him by name. Now, Jeremy makes a rare appearance in her vlogs, and they even host a podcast together.
“I think I’m going to keep [my relationship and YouTube] separate,” Lauren told J-14 during an exclusive interview from 2019. “I just think your privacy is so different — an Instagram photo versus a YouTube video. It’s a totally different type of interaction of just a still moment that you’re choosing to share, versus, you know, 50 minutes of content that people can choose to interpret in potentially a wrong way. And so I just learned so much with my last relationship and I just really, really value my privacy now so I think, you know, less is more for this relationship.”
Initially, the DIY queen decided to keep her career and relationship separate. While she doesn’t give too many details about their love life, fans still love Lauren and Jeremy’s love.
“I won’t be vlogging the relationship and vlogging our time together and our travels together and doing boyfriend tags or different boyfriend-related videos on YouTube. I’ve just decided that being in a relationship and finding love is something that I take so seriously. I would never want outside opinions to jeopardize that because it’s something that I do really want,” she explained in a March 2019 vlog. “I’m just so happy right now and I just feel like I have a whole new energy about life. My vibes are different. My aura is probably a new color or something, so I just wanted to let you guys know that yes, I’m dating someone, yes, I am so, so, so, so, so happy, and yes, he treats me so, so, so, so incredibly well.”
Eventually, they launched the “Wild Til 9” podcast in May 2020 and have since spilled some major tea about their relationship.
“This is going to be the most real project that I have ever done,” Lauren told fans of the podcast in a vlog at the time. “Where Jeremy comes in is, I didn’t want to do this podcast by myself. Jeremy is honestly so f–king funny that it feels selfish to keep our banter to ourselves.”
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