Twitter Reacts To Jake Paul And Tana Mongeau's Engagement

"JAKE JUST PROPOSED," YouTube star Tana Mongeau tweeted, and just like that, the internet was set ablaze over two of the biggest YouTube personalities, Mongeau and Jake Paul, getting engaged. According to BuzzFeed, the pair started dating only a few months ago, leading many to believe the engagement was strictly for show. "I honest to god cannot tell if anything tana mongeau does is real or fake and now she's engaged to jake Paul so I'm even more confused about her life," one user tweeted. "GODDAMN IF SOMEONE DOESNT TELL ME IF TANA AND JAKE ARE REAL IM GONNA SCREAM! Is the relationship real? Is the engagement real? Am i being punked?" another user tweeted.

It's easy to understand why people would think this because in a September 2017 interview with The New York Times, Paul admitted that his relationship with another social media influencer, Erika Costell, was completely fake. "We're not even actually dating," he said at the time. "It's like the WWE. People know that's fake, and it's one of the biggest things of entertainment." However, Mongeau insists this proposal is legit. When Fuller House actress Ashley Liao replied to Mongeau's announcement with, "if this is a joke i'm going to be pissed," the newly-engaged influencer shot back: "it's not. i'm engaged. holy f**k."

According to E! News, Paul proposed in Las Vegas during Mongeau's 21st birthday celebrations in Sin City. "d**n i just blew out my birthday candles and truly thought "i have everything i'd wish for" — and legit got emotional :( <3," she tweeted.

Despite her public display of joy, the critical takes continued online. One skeptic tweeted: "i feel like tana mongeau & jake paul's relationship is gonna be this half-real-half-a-joke thing until they're literally 50 years old & have 2 kids in college & they're FaceTiming each other from opposite ends of the mansion & that's when they realize it was real the whole time." 

Another user added: "tana mongeau getting a brand new car for her birthday even tho she doesnt have a license and cant drive it..... and then getting 'engaged' to jake f*****g paul for clout.... i hate big youtube culture im sorry."

While plenty of folks were skeptical and/or happy for the pair, actress Bella Thorne was sad. According to TMZ, Thorne and Mongeau dated "for a year before breaking up in February [2019]." The Famous In Love star wished Mongeau a happy birthday on Instagram. The post included a sweet picture of the two (above) and a caption that read: "Through thick and thin I love you tana happy bday you beautiful beautiful special girl." However, on Thorne's "'fake' Instagram, which she's publicly confirmed that she runs," the actress posted a picture of herself with red, crying eyes and the caption, "When ur ex gets engaged"  — complete with 30+ crying emojis. (That's a lot of emojis.)

We don't know if this engagement is for true love or for views, but we do know that the Twitter reactions were pure gold: