Here’s the real story. YouTuber Tana Mongeau took to her Instagram Stories to inform fans about the nature of the family emergency that prevented her from going on a European honeymoon getaway with her new husband, Jake Paul, earlier this month. The 21-year-old vlogger posted a “quick lil life update” on August 16 — where she revealed her grandmother has died.
“[I don’t know] really how to write this and I know I don’t owe anyone an explanation about anything in my life but I guess I’ll always feel like I owe you guys an update as to what’s going on in my life because you are my family just as much as my family is my family,” the blonde beauty started her lengthy and emotional post, acknowledging her fans and supporters.
“Before I was supposed to leave on the honeymoon with Jake something terrible and unexpected happened randomly with one of my family members. It hit me very hard and I didn’t know how to handle it,” she continued. “Luckily I was already in Vegas and spent the next few weeks staying there and going back and forth. It was truly the hardest two weeks of my life to handle alone.”
Unfortunately for the longtime YouTuber, the situation has only compounded since the initial news, forcing her to come back to Las Vegas.
“Yesterday I was flying back to Vegas to deal with the same emergency — my grandma, who lived with my mom and dad, ended up having a random heart attack and passing away,” she revealed the exact scenario that forced her to send her new hubby on his way to Europe with his brother, Logan Paul, instead of herself after their July 28 wedding.
“This was so unexpected on top of everything my entire family has been going through. My heart truly breaks for my mom,” she explained, despite the sensitive relationship with her parents. “My grandma really did always try to pick up the pieces of our family [and] was one of the sweetest, most forgiving women I’ve ever met.”
To close it out, she made sure to thank her fans once again. “I love you guys [and] we will get through this together. Thank [you] for all the prayers for me and my family. I know that together we will come out of this stronger and as long as I use my pain to be able to help even one of you, this is the purpose of my life. Thank [you] guys for giving me that,” she concluded.
Life & Style reached out to Tana’s rep for comment.