Known to many for dating the influential and famous YouTuber Jacksepticeye, Gab Smolders – previously called GG Gab and GirlGabGamer – is a popular Dutch gamer, YouTuber, Instagram Influencer, and Twitch streamer who caught the public attention with her horror games streaming videos.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Born Evelien Smolders under the Virgo zodiac sign on 11 September 1988, in the Netherlands, Gab is 33 years old as of late 2021. She was brought up in a decent family alongside her elder siblings – a brother and two sisters. Her parents prefer being left out of the media, thus their names and other details are unknown to the public. As a child, Gab spent a few years in Japan, where she learnt about Japanese culture, and grew up interested in video games and anime.
She spent her free time talking about her interests with her friends at home and school.
Smolders took piano classes when she was in elementary school, discontinued when she joined high school. She matriculated to Netherlands’ Japanese college, Leiden University, in 2006, in which she learnt Japanese, and graduated with a Japanese bachelor’s degree in 2010.
Hobbies and Interesting Facts
Evelien is an animal lover who has kept a pet cat named BB, and likes featuring her in her YouTube videos as well as her Instagram pictures.
She enjoys playing horror games, and her favourite is Silent Hill.
Gab is physically active, and played handball as a student and was a skilled goalkeeper. She also played badminton from the time she joined elementary school until she matriculated from high school.
The gamer also likes spending time outdoors, and enjoys riding her bicycle. As a teenager, Smolders was hit by a car as she was riding her bicycle, which left her right collarbone broken.
During her spare time, Gab enjoys listening to music and playing piano.
She also enjoys traveling, and has toured several Asian and European destinations – she dreams of visiting Paris, France in the future. Whenever she tours a new destination, Gab likes shopping for clothes and the latest fashion trends, as she’s a fashion fanatic.
Gab also likes watching late night films, and her favorites are “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Fight Club,” which stars her favorite entertainer, Helena Bonham Carter.
, Smolders opened her Twitch channel on 1 December 2014,and has now gained many followers on the platform, on which she has spent more than 3,200 hours live-streaming. She is often seen chatting with her avid fans while doing her live stream. Her favorite gamers are Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley, and she’s spent many hours playing with each of them. Additionally, she’s played many games while live-streaming, including Ghost of Tsushima, Minecraft, and Days Gone.
Managed by Influenex influencer marketing platform, Gab launched her YouTube channel on 23 September 2014, and has since collaborated with several YouTube celebrities, such as Sinow, MrKravin, Stefanie Joosten, and TheRPGMinx. Being a fluent Japanese speaker, she uses her knowledge to translate horror games so that her fans, who often refer to themselves as ‘Gabbers’, can understand them better. She has done several Let’s Plays for games such as Clock Tower 1, Fatal Frame 5, Metal Gear Solid 1, Resident Evil Revelations 2, and many more.
Social Media Presence
Gab is deemed an influential Instagram star in the Netherlands, having gained close to 300,000 followers on her account (@gabsmolders). She has around 250,000 followers on Twitter – having launched her account @Gabsmolders in 2014 – and over 240,000 Twitch followers. Additionally, she has around 717,000 YouTube followers.
Gab was married to Pyke, famous for owning the YouTube channel Taiyou Inc. The two haven’t revealed where, when, and how they met, but many believe that they tied the knot in early 2010. The duo made videos together and were considered by their fans as one of the ‘cutest’ YouTube couples. Gab announced to the public that she was divorcing Pyke in early 2018, and in March 2020, they made a YouTube video together explaining to their fans what had made them drift apart, revealing that it was due to incorrigible differences and misunderstandings that had made their commitment hectic. They added that despite breaking up, they have reconciled and that they have continued to live their lives as they used to.
In early 2019, barely one year after divorcing Pyke, she announced that she was dating Jacksepticeye.
The duo featured each other in their YouTube videos, and a few months after meeting, they moved in together. Born Sean William McLaughlin, Jacksepticeye is a very famous YouTuber with over 27 million subscribers, a voice actor, and video game commentator, who was previously dating YouTuber Wiishu (Signe Hansen) from 2015-2018. As of late 2021, the Dutch social media sensation resides in Brighton, England, together with her boyfriend Jacksepticeye. They haven’t welcomed a child together.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Gab is slim-built and weighs approximately 117lbs (53kg) and is 5ft 11ins (1.80m) tall. She is of white ethnicity and has long blonde hair and light brown eyes. Some of Gab’s distinctive features include a birthmark which forms a line extending from her left hip all the way to her jawline. Her left eye has a darker shade of brown than her right eye, since she suffers from heterochromia.
Gab has several tattoos, some of which she got during her stay in Japan; she has the same tattoo (Shadow of the Colossus) as her boyfriend.
Since she started making deals with high-end brands and firms as an Instagram Influencer, Gab’s net worth has been growing rapidly. She also earns from her merchandise and sponsored posts, and as of 2021, sources have revealed that she is worth approximately $1.5 million.
Who Gab Smolders’ Boyfriend Jacksepticeye Is
Sean William McLaughlin is an influential Irish YouTuber born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 7 February 1990, making him 31 years old as of 2021. His parents are Florrie and John McLaughlin, and he’s their last-born child in their family of five children. He earned his nickname ‘Jacksepticeye’ following a minor accident that happened as he played soccer during his school days, which left his eye injured. As a child, Sean was the drummer in a metalcore band named Raised to the Ground.
Sean launched his YouTube channel in 2007, but only uploaded his first gaming video in 2012. A year later, the second most-subscribed YouTube star, PewDiePie mentioned him in his video, gaining him at least 10,000 more subscribers in four days. He has ever since posted at least one video (vlog-style and Let’s Play video) per day. He is constantly heard cursing in his videos, which are characterized as ‘attack on senses,’ which fans ‘either hate or love.’ He has continued to upload diverse content including pranks and challenges, and one of his favorite videos is “ALL THE WAY – Jacksepticeye Songify Remix by Schmoyoho.”
Jacksepticeye is considered a generous philanthropist who has assisted a few organizations to raise funds to help underprivileged children, including the Gates Foundation to raise over $1.3 million contributed to Save the Children foundation.
As of 2021, Gab’s boyfriend’s estimated net worth is over $16 million.