Tana Mongeau Just Confirmed That She And Jake Paul Aren't Legally Married After All

    "Legally binding yourself to someone else takes away the love."

    If you've spent any time on the internet over the last couple of weeks, you'll know that YouTubers Jake Paul and Tana Mongeau recently got married in Las Vegas.

    However, the union has been anything but straightforward.

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    Paul and Mongeau began appearing in each other's YouTube videos at the end of April, days after her very public split from ex-boyfriend Brad Sousa. As they began referring to themselves as "Jana" and joking that their relationship was for "clout," many people started questioning whether their extremely public relationship was real.

    Then, less than two months after they officially began dating, the pair got engaged while celebrating Mongeau's 21st birthday in Las Vegas.

    And Paul and Mongeau then returned to Vegas two weeks ago to tie the knot in a media scrum.

    However, the wedding was, to put it lightly, chaotic. BuzzFeed News, which was at the nuptials, revealed that Paul "looked bored" throughout and the pair left separately after spending only 90 minutes at the reception.

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    Then reports emerged claiming that Paul and Mongeau never obtained a marriage license in the state of Nevada, and therefore couldn't be legally married.

    Well, Mongeau has now addressed the claims and confirmed that they aren't legally married after all.

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    Speaking in a new vlog filmed the morning of her wedding, Mongeau said that she didn't want to be "legally bound" to Paul because it would detract from their love.

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    She said: "We're fucking crazy for getting married. ... We could fucking be married forever or fucking 10 days. ... We're ... taking it day by day. ... To everybody that's calling it fake because we rushed into it or because I don't do things traditionally, because I wanted to not do it legally, but any wedding I have — if I have three more fucking weddings — I really wouldn't want to do it on paper because I think that legally binding yourself to someone takes away the love. Like, it's just unnecessary."

    She went on: "To all of the people who think that it’s not real and we’re just putting on this show as two fucking sociopaths — it is real. That’s all I know to tell those people. We are just fucking crazy, and that’s what you can talk shit about, really."

    Mongeau went on to address the accusations that the wedding was a publicity stunt to boost viewership of her reality show, saying that the skepticism was justified.

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    She said: "I'm getting accused of only marrying Jake because of the reality show, which is obviously a very valid claim. Because if you saw Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul getting married and it happened to be perfectly timed with a reality show she was also filming, I would accuse her of that too."

    However, she added that despite the fact they "hype things up for the camera," their relationship is very much real.

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    "To touch on Jana being real," she said, "I understand everyone asking about it being fake because obviously it started off with us making a lot of jokes about doing it for clout. And ... yes, we hype things up for the camera and we rush and do crazy things, but this all started with us hooking up at his house off camera. I intended to keep [the relationship] off camera. I didn't know where it was gonna go, first of all ... and we were both in a situation like, now wherever we go, there's gonna be fans taking photos and paparazzi ... and more commentary."

    "It was either, give the power away to everyone else or be Tana Mongeau and Jake Paul and document it from our side and play into the joke," she concluded. "And I think it was the best decision we ever made."

    You can watch the full video below.

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    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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