Who is Jaclyn Glenn?
Jaclyn Noel Frank (née Glenn) was born in Tampa, Florida USA on 25 March 1988 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s a YouTuber and a social media star, known best for expressing her anti-religious views on her self-titled YouTube channel.
Early life and education
Jaclyn was born to Alida Bostic Glenn and Steve Hornbread. She comes from a devout Catholic Christian family, was a Christian as well and went to a religious school, but her opinions on religion started to change after her mother wasn’t allowed to receive communion following her divorce from Jaclyn’s father.
In 2010, Jaclyn graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences, and later enrolled at a medical school, with the intention of becoming a primary care physician.
However, she dropped out after her freshman year, as she was dissatisfied with her career choice, and wanted to focus on her YouTube channel instead.
Jaclyn launched her self-titled YouTube channel on 23 March 2011, uploading her first video, entitled “My First YouTube Video =)” the following day; Jaclyn was still a practicing Christian, and her videos reflected her views at the time. She was also a vegetarian, and mainly uploaded videos about her journey to adopting a vegetarian diet, and shared reasons why other people should follow though.
As of 2012, Jaclyn’s religious views started to change, and in a YouTube video from August the same year, entitled “5 Reasons I Hate Religion”, she elaborated that she had become an agnostic.
Since then, she’s mainly written content which is critical of Christianity and the Republican Party. In the recent years, she has also been producing reaction type videos about other content creators, along with political and religious commentary.
Through her YouTube channel, Jaclyn has had sponsorships from numerous brands, including NordVPN, Skillshare and Adam & Eve.
As of November 2021, her channel numbers more than 820,000 subscribers, while her videos have been watched almost 140 million times. Her most popular video is “I Wrote a Song Using My Ex Boyfriend’s Cheating Texts”, which has accumulated over nine million views.
Soon after starting her primary channel, Jaclyn launched her second YouTube channel dubbed Jaclyn Vlogs, onto which she mainly uploaded videos about her daily life.
As of October 2019, she changed the name of the channel to Jaclyn & David, and started making videos with her husband, David Michael Frank. In 2020, they changed the channel’s name again, to Frank Family Vlogs, mainly uploading videos chronicling Jaclyn’s pregnancy. The channel numbers almost 150,000 subscribers, and more than eight million views.
As her popularity on YouTube grew, Jaclyn made her breakthrough on TV as well. In 2013, she appeared as a contestant in the MTV reality game show “The Hook Up”, hosted by the stand-up comedian Andrew Schultz. In the same year, she also appeared in an episode of the reality TV show “The Millionaire Matchmaker”, which helps millionaires find the partner of their dreams.
Four years later, Jaclyn launched her own series, entitled “The Skeptic’s Guide to Wellness”, which consisted of five episodes in which she explored various alternative methods for achieving peace of mind, such as hypnosis, witchcraft and cryotherapy.
In 2015, Glenn was faced with accusations of plagiarism. She was first called out for a video she made about Kim Davis, in which she quoted the YouTuber Theoretical Bullshit verbatim, using his words as her own. In another video, she read comments from her fans on Facebook, without giving credit. After many other YouTubers condemned her actions, Jaclyn has apologized, and promised to do better in the future.
In 2020, she was in an online feud with the fellow YouTuber Morgan Ollies, after accusing her husband of abuse. Morgan later made a video stating that she is not being abused by her husband, while Jaclyn responded by saying that the video made her all the more concerned for Morgan. They settled their disagreement by meeting up in person, and now appear to be on friendly terms.
In recent years, Jaclyn has repeatedly stated her concern for the wellbeing of Eugenia Cooney, a social media star who suffers from severe eating disorders. The situation culminated in 2019, when Jaclyn staged an intervention which resulted in Eugenia being sent to a rehabilitation facility. With the help of her friends, Jaclyn arranged a visit to an escape room with Eugenia, which was actually a front for getting her into a psych ward.
While Jaclyn thought she was offering a helping hand to her friend, Eugenia saw the situation as an act of cruelty, and her fans began attacking Jaclyn, stating that she had no right to force Eugenia into rehab. Eugenia has since referred to people who expressed concern about her being underweight and unhealthy as ‘bullies’, which prompted Jaclyn to make a video sharing her side of the story, clarifying that she only had her friend’s best interest at heart. She has also since called for Eugenia to be banned from YouTube, as she viewed her activity on the platform as an unhealthy influence on both her and her fans.
Jaclyn is quite popular on Instagram, with her account, ‘@jaclynglenn’, numbering more than 200,000 followers and almost 900 posts. On there, she mainly uploads photos featuring her husband and their baby, showcasing their idyllic family life.
She also manages three separate accounts for her son, her two cats and for her dog.
On Twitter, Jaclyn is followed by more than 130,000 people, while she’s tweeted more than 20,000 times since launching her account in October 2011.
She also has an account on TikTok, onto which she uploads short comedic videos about her life as a mom. On TikTok, Jaclyn has more than 100,000 followers, while her videos have amassed over two million likes.
Love life and husband
Jaclyn was previously married to an unnamed high school teacher from 2010 to 2013, citing his infidelity and unsupportiveness of her career as the reason for their divorce. She then moved to Los Angeles, California, and started dating the fellow YouTuber DaveDays, for about two years, before dating the social media star Toby Turner.
In 2016 and 2017, she was in a relationship with Richie Giese of the YouTube channel Social Response; Jaclyn announced their break-up on 3 November 2017, accusing Richie of cheating on her.
Since October 2020, she has been married to the musician David Michael Frank. They started dating in 2018, and in spring 2019, she and David began collaborating on her vlog channel, renaming it to Jacklyn & David, and also launched the “Unfiltered Love” podcast, which ended in January 2020.
After marrying David, Jaclyn legally changed her last name to Frank, while keeping her old social media handles, and they soon bought a house together in Nashville, Tennessee. On 3 May 2021, the two announced that Jaclyn was pregnant, revealing the baby’s gender on 4 June. She gave birth to their son Ashton on 25 August 2021, and soon launched his own Instagram account.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Jaclyn loves animals, and has two pet cats, called Tippi and Angel. She adopted Tippi from an animal shelter in 2013, and three years later found Angel on the street and took her in. She also has a pet dog called Nala, who was initially only her husband’s dog.
She did a non-nude photoshoot for the men’s magazine “Playboy” in 2015, as a part of the series featuring female YouTube stars.
Although Jaclyn is an atheist, she still celebrates Hannukah with her Jewish husband.
Appearance, age and net worth
Jaclyn is 33 years old, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She’s 5ft 9ins (1.77m) tall, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs), while her vital statistics are 32-25-34.
As of November 2021, her net worth is estimated at more than $300,000.