Who is Jim Chapman? 12 Fun Facts About The YouTuber; Net Worth, His Wife Sarah Tarleton, and Kids After Split From Tanya Burr

How did Jim Chapman meet his wife Sarah and how many children do they have together? Read on to find out more.

Tanya Burr and Jim Chapman were the ultimate YouTube power couple who carved an incredible career in the early days of vlogging.

Best friends with Zoella and Alfie Deyes, over five million subscribers between them, and a fairy tale wedding at an exclusive venue – they had it all.

But twelve years after they first met, the dream is over and yesterday we revealed the couple has called it a day, four years after tying the knot.

Here we take a look inside the life of Jim Chapman, his new wife, his children, his net worth, his ex-wife, and their £4m divorce with a £2m London home, and more.

 YouTube Jim Chapman has attracted millions of online fans thanks to his fun, upbeat videos
YouTube Jim Chapman has attracted millions of online fans thanks to his fun, upbeat videos. Credit: Supplied

Who is Jim Chapman?

Jim Chapman is an English YouTuber, model, and writer. Chapman began posting videos on his YouTube channel in 2010, released his first book, titled 147 Things, on 5 October 2017, and is currently a monthly contributing editor for British GQ.

Why is Jim Chapman famous?

Chapman created his first “j1mmyb0bba” YouTube channel (now known as simply “Jim Chapman”) in 2010 where he produces videos on men’s fashion and grooming. He was part of the ‘YouTube Boyband’ that raised money for Comic Relief and was featured in The Guardian. He has recently been the face of Hugo Boss watches in their latest campaign.

Chapman is influential through social media. As of 1 July, 2016 Chapman has over 2.5 million subscribers to his main YouTube channel and over 159 million video views. He has over 1 million subscribers to his second YouTube channel. He has over 1.8 million followers on Twitter and 2.2 million on Instagram. Chapman has done a number of collaborations on his channel with other YouTubers, including Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes, Louise Pentland, Grace Helbig, Tyler Oakley, Zoe Sugg, Joe Sugg, and Louis Cole, Caspar Lee, and many others.

Where did Jim Chapman attend school?

Jim attended Old Buckenham High School followed by Notre Dame High School for Sixth Form. Chapman graduated from the University of East Anglia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, he planned to do a master’s degree but decided not to continue in order to pursue his online career.

 Jim regularly travels the world
Jim regularly travels the world. Credit: jimchapman/Instagram

Where and when was Jim Chapman born?

Jim Chapman was born on December 28, 1987, in Norwich, United Kingdom but grew up in Wilby, outside Attleborough.

How old is Jim Chapman?

Jim who holds a British nationality is 34 years old (as of 2021) and celebrates his birthday on December 28 of each year.

 He has 2.5 million  subscribers to his YouTube channel
He has 2.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel. Credit: jimchapman/Instagram

How tall is Jim Chapman?

Chapman’s height is 6 feet 3 inches 1.91 m tall. He weighs 82 kg and has a shoe size of 11.5 and a dress size of 15.5. Other body measurements are not known.

How many Siblings does Jim Chapman have? 

He is the brother of make-up artists Samantha Chapman and Nicola Chapman Haste of the PixiWoo YouTube channel and the founders of the Real Techniques make-up brushes. He also has a twin brother, John, who co-runs the Lean Machines YouTube channel. The name of their father is Judy Chapman.

 And has modelled for Dolce Gabbana
And has modelled for Dolce GabbanaCredit: Getty – Contributor

Jim Chapman’s difficult childhood after he was kidnapped by his abusive dad

JIM Chapman’s upbringing was a world away from the idyllic he beams out on social media.

The vlogger’s late dad John beat up his mum, Judy, and repeatedly abused their four children.

One particularly haunting episode etched in Jim and his siblings’ collective memory is the time their dad punched their mum in the face, before smashing Sam’s head against the staircase and trying to throttle her.

He was arrested by police but continued to stalk his family, and on one occasion coaxed seven-year-old Jim, now 31, out of a window before kidnapping him.

They eventually lost contact with their father, and none of them attended his funeral when he died, aged 65, in 2017.

He has previously recalled a time when, aged six, he heard his dad beat up his mum.

“I refuse to believe my father was a bad man,” he writes in his book. “I just don’t think he was very well equipped to deal with life’s problems and so he tended to do bad things.”

Jim lost touch with his father after his parents divorced. When John died a couple of months ago, he decided not to say a final goodbye.

Jim also exclusively told The Sun about the “utterly heartbreaking” death of his step-father Brian, who his mum started dating when he was 14, from cancer in 2017.

He said: “I just had to. Not that I had to for him, but I just felt like it needed to happen. I just felt like it had to come out of me.”

He added: “It was quite hard to articulate. It was such a big moment and it’s so utterly heartbreaking.

“Even now, six months on, it still hits me hard sometimes. “It was a really weird day when he passed away. It was difficult. You have all your family around you but you’re sort of all on your own in grief. It was nice to be able to get out my feelings.”

 The 29-year-old married fellow vlogger Tanya Burr in September 2015 - but their marriage is now over
The 29-year-old married fellow vlogger Tanya Burr in September 2015 – but their marriage is now over. Credit: Getty – Contributor

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, where they are both from, and were together for 12 years but as their fame and their bank balances grew they decided to relocate to London.

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.

The pair used to regularly film their videos from the home and often gave tours showing off their décor and designs.

Over the last year, the couple has shared less and less of the property and in recent months it seems Tanya has been staying in the 1,700-square-foot home alone, in between traveling the world for work.

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.”

How many women have Jim Chapman married?

Jim so far has married two women; a fellow YouTuber and an Instagram model. On 3 September 2015, Chapman married Tanya Burr. On 12 March 2019, Chapman made a statement via Instagram to announce that they had split up.

On 26 July 2020, Chapman announced his engagement to Sarah Tarleton, after 16 months of dating. On 1 March 2021, Chapman announced they were expecting their first child together. Their daughter, Margot Grace Alba Chapman, was born on 5 September 2021. On 28 March 2022, Chapman and Tarleton were officially married at Santa Barbara, Courthouse in California.

Who is Jim Chapman’s new wife Sarah and how did they meet?

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.

What is Jim Chapman’s net worth?

Jim Chapman is an English YouTube vlogger, blogger, and model who has a net worth of $2 million. Jim Chapman was born in Norwich, England. He is known for his men’s fashion and pop culture YouTube channel.