Why did YouTube couple Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman separate and how long were they married?
Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman’s divorce announcement left the YouTube community in shock.
After four years of marriage, the two went their separate ways, but what actually happened and who are they with now? We’ve got you covered.
Why did YouTube couple Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman split up and how long were they married?
The YouTube stars met when they attended the same sixth form in Norwich and were together for 12 years.
They started dating in 2007 and stayed together until 2019 when they decided to end their marriage of just under four years.
The pair – who shared net worth of £4 million – tied the knot at Babington House in Somerset in 2015 but chose not to share the special day with their followers.
The Norwich-born couple splashed out £2 million on a four-bedroom home in London, where they had been living with their dog.
On March 12, 2019, Tanya issued a statement on Instagram saying: “Just wanted to let you all know that a few weeks ago Jim and I made the painful decision to no longer be together.
“We have a huge amount of love and respect for each other and will continue to remain friends forever.
“Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy at this difficult time.”
Jim added: “After twelve incredible years, Tan and I have decided to go our separate ways.
“We’re still absolutely the best of friends and have nothing but love and respect for each other. We will continue to support one another in all of our ventures and are both looking forward to what the future holds.”
Jim later commented again on their split in an episode of Diary of a CEO, where he said: “We conquered the world together. We were both parts of that first breed of influencers and we had a wicked time. And then we grew up together.
“It was as simple as growing up in slightly different directions.”
He added that the decision to break up wasn’t hard saying, “We both knew we deserved better.”
Who is Tanya Burr’s boyfriend?
On June 14, 2022, Tanya announced the news that she is expecting her first child.
The YouTube star posted a black and white photo of her bare baby bump with his and her hands captioned: “We love you so much already little peanut.”
She is yet to reveal who her partner is, but has mentioned how to wishes to keep more of her personal life private.
She told The Telegraph in 2021: “I’m very loved up. It’s very exciting.”
“I overshared at the beginning [of my online career] without realising the effect it would have, so I really reined it in.
“I’ve been quite private for a few years now and my audience are used to it, so they don’t expect anything anymore.”
Speculations about her new man first appeared in September 2021, when she shared a post with a mysterious man on Instagram.
In a string of pictures, she shared a glimpse of the long bank holiday weekend last August, followed by the caption: “bank hol camera roll”.
And while most of the pictures were snaps of her featuring her outfits of the day, in one of them she uploaded a close-up image with someone.
The image featured someone’s hands wrapped around her waist which is when her fans started to speculate that she is in a new relationship after her divorce from Jim Chapman.
Who is Jim Chapman’s wife Sarah?
Jim Chapman’s main squeeze, Sarah Tarleton is a model with over 94 thousand Instagram followers.
She describes herself as an “Anglo-Indian Model. Bookworm.”
The 28-year-old is represented by Linden Staub Talent Agency, as well as 20 Model Management, South Africa.
Jim Chapman confirmed his relationship with Sarah in a post on Instagram just months after he announced his separation from Tanya.
In the snap, Jim can be seen draping an arm around the model’s shoulder as they pose in Victoria Park, London in June 2019.
The pair went on to get engaged in July 2020, and in September 2021, they revealed they’d welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Margot Grace Alba.
Sharing the first picture of their baby girl, Sarah wrote on Instagram: “Margot Grace Alba Chapman. 5/9/2021. Special. Thank you to my midwives Aika and Sarah – you are superwomen.”
In March 2022, the pair announced they had gotten married with a cute picture captioned: ‘28.3.2022, Santa Barbara Courthouse, Mr and Mrs Chapman.