Who is Tony Lopez?
Tony Lopez is a social media star and dancer, who gained worldwide popularity on the TikTok platform. He also co-owns a popular YouTube channel entitled “Lopez Brothers” with his brother Ondreaz. Tony was born under the Zodiac sign Leo on 19 August 1999, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. As of 2021, he’s 22 years old and holds American nationality.
Early life and Family
He was born to Michelle Lopez, who works at an insurance agency, while his father prefers to stay out of public focus. Tony has two brothers, Xavier and Ondreaz, who are also social media stars – Ondeaz, launched his self-titled YouTube channel and dipped his toes in the music industry, releasing the music video for “No Baila”.
While attending an elementary school, Tony developed an interest in sports, especially football, and soccer, but soon realized that it was not meant for him. During his high school days, he caught the acting bug and joined his school’s drama club, and regularly visited the local theater. After matriculating in 2017, he focused on his career as a social media star, rather than following an academic path.
In 2018 Tony launched his TikTok channel, and quite quickly amassed an enormous following with his dance videos, voice-overs, and sketches. Given his rising popularity, in 2019, he and his brother Ondreaz joined the “Hype House”, a group of popular TikTok personalities living in a mansion in Los Angeles.
The group, consisting of 21 members, became very popular, especially among children and teenagers who followed the members on TikTok, including Charlie D’Amelio, Addison Rae, and Chase Hudson. While living in the mansion, they would create content together in collaboration that included prank videos, challenges and test videos – one of the most popular challenges was “Funny TikTok Challenge (try not to laugh)”.
Despite their enormous success, in 2020, one of the founding members of the group, Daisy Keech, left and several others followed. It seems that the story of Hype House is very similar to Jake Paul’s Team 10 as both of them fell apart due to financial and personal issues between its numerous members. One of them wrote that Hype House, over time, became a business rather than a family of content creators, and that it was fraught with a competitive mindset which only contributed to the tension between them.
At the moment, Tony’s TikTok account has nearly 23 million followers with over a billion likes – he’s very active and posts new videos daily.
In addition to his numerous popular social media accounts, in 2019, Tony and his brother launched the YouTube channel “Lopez Brothers”, which features challenge videos, storytime, and video blogs. Some of their videos are “Scaring People on Omegle”, “vibing at the Hype House”, and “Lopez Brothers/ Party Girl Dance”. Their channel now has 1.6 million subscribers with over 40 million views.
There are a lot of people on the internet who believe that Tony is gay, due to his dance videos and fashion style, which includes earrings, nail polish, and make-up. However, he equivocally denied the claims and has had romantic relationships with girls in the past.
Regarding his dating history, during his time in the “Hype House” there were rumors that he was dating the actress, singer and social media star Addison Rae, although neither of them confirmed the relationship. Later he was linked to the gymnast and social media star Sofie Dossi, but the then-couple broke up after six months of dating. Since March 2021, Tony has been married to the social media personality, Sarah Jade Bleau. Reportedly, they married secretly to the shock of his numerous fans, who were completely oblivious. However, in November 2021, several media outlets wrote that Sarah filed for divorce over irreconcilable differences. Neither Sarah nor Tony commented on the situation, but he recently posted a dance video with Sarah, which indicates that those rumors about the divorce were untrue.
Scandals and Controversy
Since launching his career as an online personality Tony has been involved in several scandals. In 2019, he faced some criticism for his Tweets, which were deemed as racist, homophobic, and misogynistic, but he later apologized for his insensitivity and “childish tweets”. During the same year, he was the topic of numerous media outlets after an Instagram catfish leaked his nude photos and videos onto the internet, causing a huge commotion. In the YouTube video entitled “I Got Leaked(Story Time), he said that he had exchanged nude photos with an unknown girl who suddenly decided to leak them six months later after Tony attended a fan ’meet and greet’.
He said: ‘I did not know what to do. At first, I was shocked, thinking I got to address this so I went on Twitter and tried to make a funny thing out of it, tweeting ‘Only Fans here I come. I thought the whole situation was funny. I embrace it’.
Sexual Misconduct Accusations
In 2020 he made headlines after two underaged girls accused him of attempting to coerce them into sexual encounters, and send him nude photos despite knowing that they were minors. Tony denied the claims and disclosed: ‘I never sent nudes to these women, and didn’t ask them to send me pictures either. And I certainly wouldn’t have sex with someone who told me they were underage. This whole thing seems like a money grab to me.’
In the court documents obtained by the media outlet TMZ, one of the girls claimed that she met Tony when she was invited to the Hype House where he made romantic advances, and asked for her phone number. Allegedly, she disclosed to him that she had been 16 at the time, and she said that Tony made jokes about it, telling her ‘Stop being 16 years old.’
Besides Tony, two girls also filed a lawsuit against Hype House, namely Petrou and Chase Hudson, for negligence, who remained tight-lipped regarding this whole incident. Later, a screenshot of Tony’s conversation with one of the girls surfaced, which allegedly showed Tony asking her to send him illicit photos. After having his name dragged through the mud due to these serious accusations, one of his sponsors, the beauty and spa brand Bliss, ended its collaboration with Tony.
Taking accountability for his behavior he wrote on Twitter: ‘I am not proud of my past choices and actions I have made, and I am truly disappointed in myself for them. I am still new entertainment/ LA scene, and I am quickly learning that you can’t believe everything that you are told. Once I found out the truth, I immediately stopped’.
In addition to this scandal, his brother Ondeaz was also accused of sexual misconduct, after a Tweeter user named Al claimed that he forced her to touch his genitals while they were sleeping over at a friend’s house. Despite the commotion and convincing testimonies, the charges against both brothers were dropped.
Physical stats and Hobbies
He is 5ft 9ins tall (175cm) and weighs around 150lbs (68kgs). His hair is brown, while, over the years he’s rocked different hair colors such as red and blonde; his eyes are brown.
Tony has a very fit and muscular physique, having worked out at a gym and trained since his early teens.
His favorite season is summer, and he thrives on spending time at the beach, swimming and paddleboarding. Tony also likes to spend his time in nature, walking and strolling, and noted in one of his videos that living in a big city is not his thing. Like most adolescents, he likes to spend time with his friends and attend parties.
His favorite actors include Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy, while his favorite movies are “Liar Liar”, “Patch Adams”, and “Meet Dave”.
Would you like to know his net worth?
As of late-2021, his estimated net worth is around $2 million, which he’s earned through his career as a social media star. Given his enormous following on several media accounts, he additionally earns through brand affiliation, paid advertisements, and collaborations.