Jatie Vlogs is a YouTube channel owned by a young couple, perhaps best known for their funny vlogs and pranks. The duo became a social media sensation in 2018, and has since continued to go viral.
Learn more about the famous couple in the detailed biography below. Keep reading.
Early Life, Family, Educational Background
Jatie is a combination of the names ‘Josh’ and ‘Katie’ – Josh Brueckner was born on 11 April 1995 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Michigan, USA. He is of White Caucasian ethnicity and holds American nationality.
John and his brother Alex were raised by their parents – their mother was a nurse in the local hospital, and their father a businessman. Josh didn’t have a pleasant experience in elementary and middle school, as he was often the target of bullies, and couldn’t stand up to them because of his stature at the time.
The situation at school drove Josh to learn boxing, and after two months of intensive training, he was able to confront the bullies at school, and even protected some of his peers from bullies. As a high school student, he fell in love with fitness and exercise, taking his workout sessions even more seriously. Josh matriculated in 2013, and opted to pursue a career in mixed martial arts (MMA) instead of a college degree.
Katie Betzing was born on 10 September 1997 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, also in Michigan, and is of White Caucasian ancestry and holds American nationality. Her father, Doug Betzing, worked as a soccer coach, while her mother, Karen was a history teacher.
She has one brother and two sisters, one of whom is the Instagram model Biz Betzing.
Katie matriculated from Romeo High School, where she was three-time class president and a member of the volleyball team, which won the Michigan State Championship. Upon matriculation from high school, Katie enrolled at the University of Michigan.
Mixed Martial Arts
Leaving high school afforded Josh the time and opportunity to go pro in MMA fighting. He started his career as a boxing instructor and personal trainer, working with the Top Team Gym in Dearborn, Michigan. Over the years, he’s achieved fame as a Pro Middleweight MMA fighter, and he sometimes goes by the nickname G.I. Josh made his professional debut against Tyler Smith, and won the game, which gave him a breakthrough in the martial arts scene.
Katie created her self-titled YouTube channel ‘Katie Betzing Vlogs’, on 19 April 2016, but didn’t start uploading videos until the Christmas season, sharing videos of her day-to-day activities, beauty and fitness tips. Her first video was “VLOGMAS DAY 1! BTS Text Lyric Prank & Eating Soap”, on 2 December 2016.
Throughout December, she continued to create Vlogmas videos – a tradition where YouTubers share videos every day in December until Christmas.
The following year, she kicked off with a video on “Chainsmokers Live Performance and Photo Shoot”. While Katie handled the channel solely, she uploaded videos such as “Getting Matching Tattoos with Shane” and “Puppy Vlog! Am I Getting a Dog?” both in 2017, and “Week in Fiji with YouTubers! Fiji Vlog Part 2” (2018).
On 7 September 2018, Josh joined Katie for the first time on the channel, as they recorded their skydiving experience at Midwest Freefall, prior to which, neither of them had been skydiving.
After that, Josh became a regular face on the channel, as they worked out, did pranks, and traveled together. Late in 2018, they shared the vlog “How We Met” – their love story went viral, and was viewed over 1.3 million times!
When her relationship with Josh became serious, she renamed her channel to include him, hence ‘Jatie Vlogs’; they call their subscribers ‘Jatie Fam’.
As vloggers, they focus on sharing details of their everyday lives instead of creating glamorous content like most YouTubers. Between August and September of 2019, Jatie Vlogs grew by over 500,000 subscribers.
Some popular videos on the channel are “Proposing to My Girlfriend in Front of Millions of People”and “Picked Up My Girlfriend in an Uber Under Disguise” both in 2019, and “Prank on Friends!” in 2020, having 9.7, 6.8, and 4.2 million views respectively.
On 12 May 2021, Josh shared a YouTube short captioned, “How God Made My Wife”, which quickly went viral, and has been watched 11 million times. As of late-2021, they have 2.89 million subscribers, and a total of 964 videos viewed over 840 million times.
Katie Betzing also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 1.3 million subscribers, on which she shares content about fitness, beauty and fashion. Some of her popular uploads are “How to Grow Your Hair Long and Fast”, “Trying the Victoria’s Secret Model Diets & Workout for a Week”, and “Handcuffed to My Crush for 24 Hours”, all in 2018.
Josh also has his self-titled YouTube channel, on which he shares videos about his MMA career. However, he only has seven videos on the channel.
Katie launched her own cosmetics line, ‘Jatie Beauty,’ sometime in 2019. In her words, ‘having faith in yourself is what beauty truly means. Beauty is being yourself truly without letting fear immobilize you.’. Her products include an eyeshadow palette, lip gloss, beauty sponge, and highlighter, among other items.
Katie and Josh have also collaborated with creators Sam & Jess and Gabrielle Moses to create customized clothing and accessories for their fans. The couple also sells workout gear on their website- Jatie Corp. They co-own J80 Fit, a sportswear brand, and Always Plug Merch.
Social Media Influencers
Through their fame on YouTube, Katie and Josh have become well known on other social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Soon enough, they became hotshot influencers for huge companies, and now collaborate with famous brands while promoting their businesses.
Currently Josh has 825,000 followers, while Katie has 1.1 million followers on Instagram.
Personal Life, Relationship
Katie and Josh met when she signed up for a boxing class at Josh’s place of work. He trained her on the last day of her free trial, and they instantly took a liking to each other. On their first date, they went paddleboarding off a beach.
Josh’s proposal to Katie was so phenomenal that news blogs raved about it for days.
On 9 November 2019, following victory against Tyler Smith on his boxing pro debut, Josh proposed to Katie while still in the ring at Staples Center, Los Angeles.
He later said that he couldn’t go another day without asking her the question – ‘baby girl, I love you so much. Will you marry me?’ They married in March 2021 and shared their wedding details in a YouTube video, “Our Wedding Video” (2021).
The couple currently lives with their dog, Topper, in Arizona. Contrary to rumors circulating, the YouTuber (Katie) isn’t pregnant.
Appearance, Clothing Style
Katie Betzing is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, and weighs about 120lbs (55kgs). She has long blonde hair and blue eyes. Josh Brueckner has short brown hair and eyes. He’s 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, weighing around 187lbs (85kgs).
The couple has different clothing styles – Katie is a fashion enthusiast who enjoys switching her style frequently, while Josh often wears vests and shorts.
Hobbies, Favorite Things, and Interesting Facts
- Josh follows a strict meal plan drafted by his nutritionist.
- He and Katie are avid animal lovers.
- They enjoy taking road trips.
- Josh’s favorite actors are Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, and Vin Diesel.
- His favorite movies are “Pitch Black,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” and “Fast and Furious.”