Sheri Easterling and Yung Gravy.
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Addison Rae’s mentor is Kourtney Kardashian, but it’s the rest of her family that’s taking a bite out of Jenner’s cookbook. And they have Salsa cooking in the kitchen. Sheri Easterling and Yung Gravy made their MTV VMAs black carpet debut on Sunday, August 28, wearing matching lavender evening gowns and kissing on camera, much to the confusion of the general public. The drama surrounding Rae’s mother and her new boy toy follows a public breakup with her husband: After Rae’s father, Monty Lopez, was accused of cheating earlier this summer, her mother began a online flirtation with 25-year-old rapper Yung Gravy. who publicly proposed to the mother of three in TikTok videos and on a podcast. While the social media “It” couple remained in the bowels of TikTok and “Page Six” for most of the summer, whatever “It” is has now made its way to cable TV. Inundated with Sheri Gravy (Shevy?) content after an otherwise tame awards show, you may have asked yourself, “What did I do in a past life that suddenly forced me to follow the mess that is the addison rae family drama Why is this happening to me?” We can’t answer those existential questions, but we can gossip about everything.
Who are Addison Rae’s parents and why are they making headlines too?
In the three years since the third-highest-paid TikToker has been in the public eye, members of her family have capitalized on her success to carve out some fame for themselves: not unlike the D’Amelios. Each of her parents has millions of followers on TikTok… which is enough clout to cause controversy and create their own news cycles. After Addison Rae and Easterling unfollowed Monty Lopez on Instagram last June, fans raised eyebrows at the gesture: could there be a problem in family, TikTok, and celebrity heaven? However, hardcore fans already knew that the relationship between Rae’s parents was rocky. In the first episode of his Spotify podcast, mom knows best, which she co-hosts with Easterling, the two shared that Lopez and Easterling’s on-and-off relationship left Rae estranged from her father at various points in her childhood until her parents remarried in 2017 (they were married for a year in 2003). but they divorced a year later). The couple have three children together. (Lopez has an additional daughter from a different relationship.). But earlier this summer, a scandal led Easterling to split once again from her husband, deleting “wife” from her Instagram bio and replacing it with the phrase “single mother.”
Well, why did Easterling and Monty Lopez break up?
When July rolled around, Monty Lopez was accused of cheating on his wife with 25-year-old influencer Renée Ash. According to Ash, he had a five-month affair with Lopez and claimed that Rae’s father led her to believe that her relationship was more significant than she was. “Unfortunately, he misled me about her marriage, he lied to me,” she told “Page Six,” accusing Lopez of saying her marriage to Easterling was over when, in fact, it wasn’t. “He even introduced me to her mother, her younger brother and I thought we had something real. He told me a story from her marriage that convinced me they were separated and going through a divorce.” Ash also shared selfies of her and Lopez with her post. She said they broke up after multiple girls accused Lopez of flirting with them in person and on Facetime. Lopez, for his part, removed Easterling from her Instagram bio. Although neither her husband nor wife commented directly on the matter, Easterling wrote a note on her Instagram story saying that “her biggest concern” is her children.
So she’s bouncing. Good for her! When did Yung Gravy and Easterling start flirting?
After June’s cheating scandal, a rapper with some internet clout known for sampling Rick Astley’s cheesy bop “Never Gonna Give You Up” publicly slammed Easterling. In a July 14 TikTok duet with Easterling, Yung Gravy said he would have a picnic date with Easterling “in sight.” The duo was not without context. Hours earlier, Gravy posted a video to show fans that Easterling was following the rapper on Instagram, indicating a two-sided flirtation. By July 25, the duo were posting TikToks with hints of “buttering the cookie” (ew…), with Gravy responding to Easterling’s comments on the video. But the affair wasn’t just a TikTok ploy. In an episode of John FM podcast, hosted by Jeff Wittek, Gravy made it clear that he wants to bring their relationship (or whatever it is) into the real world. “She’s recently single,” she said, noting that soon “they’re going on a date.” “She could wait until my show in New Orleans. But we have talked, we keep in touch. I’ve been texting a little bit every day.”
Yung Gravy’s whole gimmick is being a MILF hunter. In an August interview with Billboard after her song “Betty” reached number 45 on “The Hot 100”, she admitted that she likes older women, which has become a long-running motif in her music. He says the MILF thing is “a bit strategic” and partially inspired by a high school experience. While he is sincere in his love for mothers, his reputation has skyrocketed beyond what he expected. He “he It’s gotten to the point where people offer their mothers a continuous send of direct messages with their photos and their mother’s phone number. He sometimes he’s healthy like, ‘My mom was recently divorced and she needs someone, could you take her on a date?’ Sometimes it’s legitimate,” he said. Billboard.
Are Yung Gravy and Easterling really dating?
Everything points to yes. Between making out on the red carpet and in their seats at the VMAs, it’s clear something’s up. “We met online and connected right away,” Gravy told MTV’s Nessa Diab in an interview on the black carpet before performing the MILF anthem “Betty” on the pre-show. “You know, I’m from as far north as there is and she’s from as far south as there is. I like MILFs and she is like the queen of MILFs, so I thought she was the perfect match.” Oh, and they might get matching tattoos, based on their TikTok comments back and forth.
In an Instagram post hours after the new couple’s red carpet debut, Lopez commented on the matter. “Undisturbed!” starts a post on her Instagram story. “Thank you @youngravy for taking the leftovers! I would rather spend time with my daughter and 2 grandchildren that SheriNicole made me give up as a child so I could be with her!” she wrote her, apparently referencing her complicated past. “Never let a woman make you choose between her and your blood son!”
Monty Lopez and Yung Gravy have beef?
it does Dip go with beef? Yes. Lopez challenged Gravy to a boxing match via TikTok video on August 8. The father also dragged the rapper around in several videos, attempting to goad Gravy into a fight. Honestly, be careful…it’s a bit embarrassing to explain.
The rapper responded to the challenge in a TikTok video, saying, “I am a grown man. I’m not going to fight you over TikTok drama.”
“I didn’t know she was married,” Gravy said on a Barstool Sports podcast on Aug. 19. “I am aware that it would be frowned upon. me [would be] quite angry if I were the husband. I learned later.”
Has Addison Rae commented on their relationship?
In the wake of the family drama, Addison Rae unfollowed her parents on Instagram. “I’ve really been struggling to post and go out and do things, but I love you all and you mean so much more to me than I can express,” she said. wrote in a July 25 tweet, though she didn’t mention what exactly has been troubling her. “My life changed forever thanks to all the people who decided to take care of me and support me. I love you, you went to bat for Easterling on August 29, the day after the VMAs. “Newly Single and Living Her Life”, Gravy tweeted in response to a video from his PDA and from Easterling. “Leave her alone hahaha.” Well, the internet and I are still confused, but we’ll tune in to see how this all plays out.
This post has been updated.