Folks feel for Addison Rae as her parents publicly fight over social media.
Rae’s parents are currently split and her mom, Sheri Easterling, 42, was recently in the spotlight (literally) for making out with rapper Yung Gravy on the VMAs red carpet.
Fans Sympathize With Addison Rae As Divorced Parents Publicly, Verbally Spar Over The Internet
Meanwhile, her dad has been posting “unbothered” shirtless thirst traps on Instagram. Ooph.
So when did the drama first begin? In July, videos of Rae’s 46-year-old father Monty Lopez flirting with young women surfaced on TikTok.
Renée Ash, a 25-year-old influencer, revealed a five-month relationship with him, posting Instagram stories that included text exchanges in which he encouraged her to keep things secret. But before Lopez commented on the infidelity allegations, Easterling changed her Instagram bio to say “single mom,” and Rae unfollowed her dad.
Drama accounts like @TikTokRoomTM and @teatalk followed every online move Rae’s parents made, while commentators like Tana Mongeau and Dave Portnoy analyzed her parent’s relationship for their audiences.
Some folks believe Rae’s parents’ desire to air their breakup on social media is just another example of how parents have found a way to capitalize on the fame of their influencer children. And while the brand may be Rae, both of her parents signed to WME’s digital talent agency alongside her in 2020.
“I will be okay. My biggest concern is — and always will be — my children and their fragile hearts and minds,” Easterling wrote in an Instagram story addressing her separation from Lopez in July. That being said, things are allegedly pettier between the parents online since their official split, reaching their peak with Easterling’s appearance on the VMAs after weeks of online flirting with self-proclaimed MILF-lover Yung Gravy.
Yung Gravy defended his flirtation with Easterling.
“She’s hot. She likes me. Her ex-husband’s crazy,” he said Aug. 25 on the Sofia With an F podcast. After their VMAs debut together, where they kissed for the cameras, he tweeted, “she’s newly single and living her life. leave her alone lol.”
Lopez, who has compared himself to Kris Jenner and launched his own agency to represent other TikTok stars, has repeatedly challenged Yung Gravy to boxing matches, posing shirtless, and kissing influencers in their 20s.
After Easterling’s VMAs appearance, Lopez posted a video sticking his tongue out and pointing his middle fingers at the camera set to a breakup song by Chase Hudson, Charli D’Amelio’s ex-boyfriend.
Let’s just hope things simmer down and soon!
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Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.