The Untold Truth Of Paige Lorenze

The following article includes mentions of domestic abuse and sexual assault allegations.

Paige Lorenze is part of a newer crop of Gen Z influencers, primarily known among her audience for her glamorous New York City social life, stylish fashion blogging, and daring attitude. As of this writing, she boasts over 366,000 Instagram followers, but beyond her chic social media identity, Lorenze has been linked to a variety of famous men, which has only continued to fascinate her growing audience.

Like most influencers, Lorenze has aimed to be as transparent as possible with her fan base while retaining a semblance of privacy; however, it can be difficult to set the record straight when one is potentially at odds with thousands of people each day. With her admittedly blunt personality, this influencer has been known to stir the pot both on social media and in real life — while occasionally sharing bits of wisdom with her followers along the way. "One of the most underrated ingredients for having a good life is a clear [conscience]," Lorenze posted on her Instagram Stories following a high-profile split in February 2022 (more on this short-lived romance below), per Page Six. "To know you aren't out here doing people wrong, and hiding who you are lets you sleep peaceful at night. Karma is real, energy is contagious."

As she appears to tiptoe the line between simulation and reality, let's discuss some lesser-known facts about this star-on-the-rise that have shaped the balance between her curated public image and her authentic self. This is the untold truth of Paige Lorenze.

Paige Lorenze is Armie Hammer's ex-girlfriend

Armie Hammer's alleged disturbing behavior toward his exes continued a necessary conversation about abuse, consent, and power dynamics amid the #MeToo movement. When the allegations against him first broke in January 2021, Paige Lorenze — who is 12 years the actor's junior — spoke out about what she allegedly endured during their four-month relationship, which began in August 2020.

While appearing on Sofia Franklyn's podcast "Sofia with an F" around this time, Lorenze explained that while she initially connected with Hammer through Instagram, they officially met in person in Los Angeles, where their relationship immediately became sexual. With Hammer incorporating BDSM and roleplay, Lorenze was initially open to exploration, but she eventually felt that too many lines were being crossed. In addition to alleged sexual and emotional abuse, Hammer reportedly shared his violent cannibalistic fantasies with Lorenze, with the most shocking alleged act occurring when he introduced knife play and branded her pelvic area with his first initial. "You can be just as traumatized by consensual sex," Lorenze said. "It's unacceptable that he coerces women into agreeing to let him hurt them."

Revealing to Vanity Fair in March 2021 that she ultimately broke up with Hammer via text, Lorenze claimed, "He started making rules for me of things I could and couldn't do, who I could have over, who I couldn't. ... I just started to feel really unsafe and really sick to my stomach about things." She added, "He's kind of a scary person."

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She has been linked to other notable men

Paige Lorenze's first foray into the spotlight began when she started dating NHL player Kasperi Kapanen in early 2019. According to Life & Style, the duo eventually called in quits in September 2020. During this time, the model was plunged deep into the world of Toronto athletics, cheering on the then-Maple Leafs' Finnish forward. But unfortunately, the relationship garnered criticism on hockey fan blogs, which Lorenze alluded to in her "Sofia with an F" podcast appearance, noting that she felt "extremely insecure, like literally thought I was the biggest, ugly piece of s**t."

Lorenze later became involved with controversial country music star Morgan Wallen. The two dated in secret for nearly a year by the time their romance was confirmed by Page Six in February 2022. Somewhat ironically, the same publication announced their breakup only two weeks later, with a source alleging to the outlet that Lorenze "suspected he was cheating on her with multiple people," particularly through Instagram DMs. This is where the social media star's abovementioned cryptic Instagram Story about karma subsequently ties in, by the way, though neither party has outright addressed the infidelity claims.

That July, Lorenze began dating "The Bachelorette" alum Tyler Cameron after meeting through Instagram. Unfortunately, the romance soon fizzled out, and Cameron pinned their amicable breakup on bad timing a month later. "We both have tons of respect and love for each other," he said in part on E! News' "Daily Pop" podcast, "but just not the right time for both of us right now."

Did this influencer create fake burner accounts?

Paige Lorenze's occasionally rocky ascent to influencer stardom has caused a slew of anti-fans to create snark threads on Reddit in order to expose alleged faults in her persona. They've claimed that, in attempts to do damage control, Lorenze supposedly made fake burner accounts on the website to subdue opposition.

However, the social media star hasn't publicly alluded to infiltrating these forums — in fact, she's instead discussed experiencing online bullying rather than engaging in it. In an August 2022 episode of her podcast "PAIGE by Paige," Lorenze answered questions from her fans about dealing with this issue as a public figure, especially when it comes to dating. As an example, she alluded to her relationship with Kasperi Kapanen, explaining that she'd dealt with intimidation from an unnamed ex-girlfriend through fake accounts and even YouTube videos. At the time, this understandably upset her. But having admittedly said (in private, she noted) similar things stemming from pain and insecurity once Kapanen began moving on following their own split, Lorenze emphasized how she would now rather feel empathy for the online troll, rather than engage with the negativity, feel anger or bitterness, or allow it to affect her or her relationship.

"I think that girl is obviously really hurting, and you have to tell yourself that she's probably having a really hard time with seeing someone that she loves be with someone else," Lorenze said. "... You should just try to put yourself in that receiving end of things."

Paige Lorenze's 'very New England' upbringing

Most of Paige Lorenze's influencer image is based on the chic, old money aesthetic in which she grew up. While Lorenze was born to a pair of doctor parents in Boston, Massachusetts, she revealed on the "Sofia with an F" podcast that she grew up in Connecticut and went to boarding school in Vermont. Referring to her upbringing as "very New England," she explained how she holds The Green Mountain State especially near and dear to her heart, as it's where she spent most of her childhood while ski racing at specialized ski schools. "Simply put, it's made me who I am today," Lorenze wrote on the Dairy Boy website. 

However, her family still lives in Connecticut, and this star also lives there for certain periods of time when she's not residing in New York City or Los Angeles. It's also no secret among her growing fanbase that she tends to relocate to where her love interests reside. In a 2020 video log shared on YouTube, Lorenze briefly mentioned how she had previously planned on moving to Pittsburgh for her now-ex-boyfriend, Kasperi Kapanen — who'd gotten traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the time — before they broke up.

That said, no matter where she lives, this social media star clearly isn't one to forget her roots. "It's cool to be who you are," Lorenze continued on the Dairy Boy website. "It's cool to be proud of where you're from even if it's in the middle of nowhere."

This influencer created her own clothing line

Paige Lorenze's Instagram bio notes that she's an "ex ski racer, New Englander, thrifter, thinker, creator, friend, daughter, adventurer, [and] nature lover." Adding to her growing resume, she previously decided to hop on the influencer merch bandwagon and create her own line of athleisure clothing called Dairy Boy, which consists of sweats, shirts, and trucker hats, in July 2021.

An advocate of drinking whole milk, Lorenze — who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City (via Life & Style) that same year — noted on the brand's website that this creative business endeavor was inspired by her time growing up in Vermont, specifically surrounded by nature and being active. "The brand has a much deeper meaning of comfort and nostalgia," she wrote in part. "... It reminds me of when I used to ride horses to go say hi to the dairy cows on the other side of the stable. It reminds me of the trucker hats we wore as skiers, and how much I loved stealing boys' oversized sweatshirts."

Dairy Boy originally started out with the name Dairy Girl Summer — seemingly a spinoff reference to the phrase "Hot Girl Summer" coined by rapper Megan Thee Stallion. As Lorenze noted, "A Dairy Boy or a Dairy Girl isn't someone who likes milk (but [it's] cool if you do!) — it's someone who shamelessly enjoys life's simple pleasures and embraces what makes them happy."

She stopped skiing her sophomore year of high school

With each passing day, Paige Lorenze tends to remind her audience that not only is she an athletic cool girl, but above all else she is a retired ski racer, as previously mentioned. In an interview with Rowing Blazers, Lorenze touched on her active upbringing. "I was fortunate enough through alpine ski racing to travel across the country and the world," she said. "I attended Burke Mountain Academy in Vermont and lived in the mountains since I was in 6th grade."

Lorenze explained how she also loves to surf, run, and more, but ultimately skiing is where her heart is. "Skiing shaped me because I had to learn at a very early age how to prioritize my life, how to be mentally and physically strong, and how to overcome disappointment and battle back from adversity and injury," the influencer explained. "I learned how to self-advocate, be independent, and to be pushed beyond my comfort zone in extreme conditions."

She ended her active skiing career in 2016 and explained in an Instagram Q&A session that while she would have loved to go to the Olympics, it was not meant to be. "I believe in the idea of having very large goals, and wherever you end up is okay. Just shoot high," Lorenze told her fans (via Life & Style). "Unfortunately, I had way too many other interests and wasn't able to hyper focus. ... It takes giving up your life in a way. Or choosing a very different life."

Paige Lorenze is becoming a multi-media star

As a content creator, Paige Lorenze is known for vlogs and try-on hauls on her YouTube channel. She has over 65 videos posted, as of this writing, and has documented her sponsored influencer trips to places like Italy and islands in the Caribbean. But she also keeps it more low-key with video diaries showing days in the life in whatever place she's residing — mainly New York City. In addition to her posts on various social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, she's also moved into the realm of podcasting.

Lorenze created her podcast "PAIGE by Paige" in August 2022, and in the first episode, she detailed how this venture would differ from her previously known work and why she chose not to feature a picture of her face in the cover art. "I don't want this podcast to be a space about vanity or about the way I look — I am so much more than the way that I look. We all are," Lorenze said. She continued to state her objectives, namely aiming to create an environment where she can give advice to her followers, suggest pathways to life success, and discuss the keys to happiness and confidence. Even more so, this star wanted it to be a place of her own. 

"I know that my job is social media and [it's] obviously about images and reels and TikToks," Lorenze explained, "but this is really a space for you guys to get to know me."